The Masked Singer’s Davina McCall lets slip panel shake-up and Duck identity clue


Davina McCall has let slip that there will be a shake-up on The Masked Singer panel.

The former Big Brother presenter has been trying to guess the identity of the masked celebrities alongside Hangover actor Ken Jeong, chat show king Jonathan Ross and singer Rita Ora.

Speaking on today’s This Morning, Davina explained that Ken will be replaced for two weeks by a very familiar face.

Donny Osmond will be taking over guessing duties – and he’s no stranger to the show as he was unmasked as the Peacock in the first season of the American version last year.

Davina said: “I have to say you Donny Osmond came on the panel as a guest as Ken couldn’t make it for two weeks. He was quite tough. He was slightly critiquing. i thought ‘get you Donny’.”

Davina wasn’t giving anything away
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Davina also told This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that one celebrity is holding back their true talent until a big reveal later on in the series.

When Phillip asked if someone was scraping through but hiding a brilliant voice, she replied: “You will have a moment. I’m not sure what episode it is.

“Someone is holding back. I’ve got goosebumps taking about it. There’s a moment in one of the shows we went ‘what’.

“Suddenly this voice came out. Who is it? And they change accents too.”

Lorraine with Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond will be joining the panel for two weeks
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They also watched a preview clip of Duck singing a Bon Jovi banger while wearing a wig and scarf, prompting speculation over their identity from Holly.

Davina revealed that she wasn’t allowed to go in certain areas and the celebrities were not allowed to speak to anyone on set.

She said: “The costume department and every single part of their body is covered. No clues.

Davina wasn’t giving anything away
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Phillip and Holly tried to guess who the celebs are
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“Only six people in the whole team knows who they are. The floor managers and cameramen don’t know.

“They arrive in blacked out cars. It’s hilarious. They go to the back. My car can’t go past a certain point.

“When they walk out of their dressing rooms to get a coffee or food they have a mirrored visor. It says ‘don’t talk to me’ on their sweatshirt.”

Duck’s identity has not been revealed yet
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Davina also admitted that she had no idea how the show would work in practise when she signed up.

She added: “I didn’t get it. I was like on paper I don’t understand how this will work. Why is it good if you can’t see the celebrities?

“But then I thought it will be just like the other shows. Then I saw a clip of the American one and thought this is really funny.

“ITV kept saying this sint a talent contest its a guesisnggame. i didn’t understand that until it started

*This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am

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