The Masked Singer judges share intimate details ahead of the new series – including a secret crush and sultry lingerie

The Masked Singer judges have shared intimate details ahead of the new series, which returns on December 30. 

Joel Dommett will return to host the ITV show, alongside judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan.

The team have been keeping show gossip under wraps, but have now revealed several saucy secrets to get fans excited for the highly-anticipated return.

Davina, 56, told The Sun she doesn’t dress how people would ‘expect’ her to and always puts on her best lingerie.

She shared: ‘If I’m on my own all day, the first thing I do is put on a matching set. Then, when you go to a meeting, you think, “Well, I’ve got a secret.”‘

The Masked Singer judges have shared intimate details ahead of the new series, which returns on December 30

The team have been keeping show gossip under wraps, but have now revealed several saucy secrets to get fans excited for the highly-anticipated return

The team have been keeping show gossip under wraps, but have now revealed several saucy secrets to get fans excited for the highly-anticipated return

It was also revealed that Olly Murs is set to fill in for Rita, 32, in the regular show on the panel as she has had a ‘number of diary clashes’.

The singer, 39, was given the chop from his long-running role on The Voice earlier this year but has been snapped up quickly to join The Masked Singer family.

Olly reveals during the show that he has always had a crush on Davina, to which she responded, ‘life done’. 

Meanwhile host Joel, who welcomed his first child just three weeks before returning to the ITV studio, admitted he’s going for ‘the Dilf vibe’ this series. 

This year the bizarre disguises include an Air Fryer, Bigfoot, Bubble Tea, Eiffel Tower, and an Egg.

It comes after it was revealed Davina furiously stormed off stage during filming of the new season.

The judge, 56, admitted she was left so shocked and embarrassed after failing to guess the identity of one vocalist, who turned out to be a very close friend, she stomped off the set.

Davina admitted the revelation left her ‘kicking herself’ and despite being left humiliated branded it the ‘greatest surprise’ she’d ever.

Davina, 56, told The Sun she doesn't dress how people would 'expect' her to and always puts on her best lingerie

Davina, 56, told The Sun she doesn’t dress how people would ‘expect’ her to and always puts on her best lingerie

Joel Dommett will return to host the ITV show, alongside judges Davina McCall , Jonathan Ross , Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan

Joel Dommett will return to host the ITV show, alongside judges Davina McCall , Jonathan Ross , Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan

This year the bizarre disguises include an Air Fryer, Bigfoot, Bubble Tea, Eiffel Tower, and an Egg

This year the bizarre disguises include an Air Fryer, Bigfoot, Bubble Tea, Eiffel Tower, and an Egg

The broadcaster, who appears on the panel with Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Rita Ora , told The Sun : ‘The funny thing was that all of us have met this one character. We were kicking ourselves’.

‘I just couldn’t help myself storming off when I saw who the person was’.

‘There have been many people on the show who I have met in passing, but this was a real friend, someone I have known for years’.

It comes after Carol Vorderman lost out to Ainsley Harriott in the show’s Christmas Special.

While the math’s whizz, 63, was disguised as a reindeer the TV chef, 66, sang as a partridge in a pear tree.

Despite the show being pre-recorded, it was shrouded in so much secrecy that Ainsley had to practice his singing while out walking his dog.

The star impressed the judges, who were joined by X Factor winner Leona Lewis , with his rendition of The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – beating off Carol who sang Brenda Lee’s Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.

Former Ready Steady Cook star Ainsley told the Mail: ‘It was difficult to keep it a secret, especially when I’m walking around the house or I will take my dog for a walk on the common and sing it’s a Holly Jolly Christmas, it’s the best, and everyone’s kind of looking at me. It’s a bit early for that.

‘I mean, you’re trying to keep it to yourself, but you’ve got to practise somewhere.’

Carol, who says she didn’t even tell her daughter she was taking part, said of her performance that she was ‘very nervous, adding: ‘So the first time I’d ever sung through a microphone in my life was doing Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, 25 years ago.

Davina admitted the revelation left her 'kicking herself' and despite being left humiliated branded it the 'greatest surprise' she'd ever (L-R) : Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross

Davina admitted the revelation left her ‘kicking herself’ and despite being left humiliated branded it the ‘greatest surprise’ she’d ever (L-R) : Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross

It comes after Carol Vorderman lost out to Ainsley Harriott in the show's Christmas Special

It comes after Carol Vorderman lost out to Ainsley Harriott in the show’s Christmas Special 

While the math's whizz, 63, was disguised as a reindeer the TV chef, 66 (right) sang as a partridge in a pear tree (pictured with host Joel Dommett)

While the math’s whizz, 63, was disguised as a reindeer the TV chef, 66 (right) sang as a partridge in a pear tree (pictured with host Joel Dommett) 

‘I was the first one on. And Celebrity Stars in their Eyes was the first ever celebrity version of a normal show. No pressure! That was not good! But I’ve had voice lessons this time, so I felt much more prepared for it.

Ainsley and Carol were up against Blackadder actor Tony Robinson who rapped to a tune he said he had written himself while dressed as a sprout for the show, which was hosted by Joel Dommett.

Meanwhile, comedian Julian Clary who was wearing a Christmas decoration outfit sang Shakin Stevens hit Merry Christmas Everyone.

It was the first time ITV has screened a version of The Masked Singer, which returns for a full series on Saturday December 30.

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