TV's greatest guessing game since Through the Keyhole is back for a second series, and though Ken Jeong has had to drop out because of travel restrictions, the show's producers have chosen a brilliant replacement in the comedian Mo Gilligan. Ready for some more utterly ludicrous costumed singing action? Our guide explains how to watch The Masked Singer season 2 for FREE in the UK - and also from other parts of the world.
Gilligan will be joining regular panellists Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and a hopefully regular-sized Rita Ora, rather than the terrifying giant AR version in *that* 5G ad.
The Masked Singer series 2 comprises eight episodes that will air on ITV every Saturday at 7pm GMT, starting from Boxing Day (December 26). This means you can watch The Masked Singer FREE in the UK on ITV Hub - and if you're outside of the UK and don't want to miss a second of the preposterous costumed, singing, sleuthing action, all you need is a good VPN to tune back in to your favourite shows from home.
But enough about the panellists - let's talk characters. The series 2 lineup features a saveloy wrapped up in newspaper (Sausage), a hairy, heavily armed Viking, and what appears to be a grown-up version of Edgar the Dragon from last year's John Lewis ad, with a stack of glow-sticks strapped to his chest.
Six of the 12 celebrity contestants will take to the stage in episode one, and one of them will be unmasked at the end of the show. Fingers crossed it's one of those big reveals that leaves everyone on the panel completely non-plussed. There really is nothing better.
If you've never watched The Masked Singer before, you'll be hooked right away, and if you have, we know you'll already be scouring the costumes for clues. Follow our guide below to stream The Masked Singer series 2 live online – no matter where in the world you are, we'll show how to watch The Masked Singer free in the UK or from other parts of the world.
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How to watch The Masked Singer UK free online: stream season 2 in the UK
The Masked Singer series 2 is being shown in the UK on ITV1 Saturday nights at 7pm GMT from Boxing Day (Saturday, December 26) and will run for eight episodes.
That means you'll be able to watch The Masked Singer 100% FREE if you're in the UK via your TV aerial connection or online using the ITV Hub website. Note that to use UK streaming services you should possess a valid TV license.
The ITV Hub app is also available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and will also let you watch The Masked Singer UK on the go.
And if you ever miss an episode or two, don't panic as all previous instalments are available on catch-up.
You can even enjoy the latest Masked Singer UK episodes if you're away from home by using a VPN. Here's how that work.
How to watch The Masked Singer UK live anywhere in the world
If you're not in the UK right now, but don't want to miss a second of The Masked Singer season 2, your best bet is a VPN.
Once you get the right VPN you can enjoy a secure and speedy connection, even on open Wi-Fi networks like hotels, enabling you to tune in and watch The Masked Singer UK online for free just like you would at home.
Even if you're not that tech-savvy, don't worry - getting a VPN is super simple and we've outlined how to do it in three easy steps below.
1. Download and install a VPN
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2. Connect to the appropriate server location
Simply open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select anywhere in the UK - it's super easy to do.
Masked Singer UK season 2: complete list of costumes and contestants
- Alien - eliminated
- Sausage who is all wrapped up in a newspaper BUT will Sausage be the talk of the town?
- Dragon is a cutie but, when they open their mouth to sing, can they bring the fire?
- Seahorse - eliminated
- Viking is armed with a sword and wearing a helmet and clearly taking this battle seriously!
- Blob has many eyes but will all eyes and ears be on Blob?!
- Harlequin could be a joker in the pack or a stunning singer
- Swan will be confidently swanning into town but when swan sings will they ruffle feathers?
- Bush Baby is an adorable looking cheeky fluffy fella but will the voice match the cute appearance?
- Badger steps out of the sett but will this badger stand out from the crowd
- Robin – this rockin’ Robin will be hoping to deliver tweet harmonies and show that he’s not just for Christmas but planning to go the distance.
- Grandfather Clock is the original Tik Tok and will be making every second on stage count.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.