Joel Dommett speaks out about the future of The Masked Dancer after cancellation reports

Virgin Radio

14 May 2024, 11:39

Joel Dommett on The Masked Dancer

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The Masked Dancer host Joel Dommett has shared an update on the future of the ITV series after claims it was being cancelled. 

In March, The Sun reported The Masked Dancer - a spin-off from the broadcaster’s hugely successful The Masked Singer - will not be returning for another season. 

A source told virginradio.co.uk at the time: “While there are no current plans to feature a new series of The Masked Dancer, it could absolutely make a return to the ITV schedule in the future.”

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Now, The Masked Dancer host Joel - speaking as part of his campaign with Pampers - has shared that it’s “gone quiet” on series front, but it could be a positive for the return of The Masked Singer. 

Speaking exclusively to virginradio.co.uk, the TV presenter revealed: “I loved doing The Masked Dancer because it was so visual and it was so much more about the clues. I'm always an optimist, but the fact it’s not happening is kind of a good thing in a way because it means that when The Masked Singer comes around, people look forward to it so, so much. 

Joel then admitted the Masked Dancer team don’t take the series “for granted” but he’s excited for when it does “come back around.”

“You really felt it this year because this was the first time that The Masked Dancer hadn’t been on…and you really felt like that appetite for The Masked Singer was really there. People really missed it and it means we miss it.”

Joel was also chatting to virginradio.co.uk all about life as a new dad, having welcomed son Wilde Cooper-Dommett with wife Hannah Cooper in September. 

Joel and Hannah have recently joined forces with Pampers to save parents’ sleep, after the nappy company’s new research found that 3 million hours of sleep is lost every week due to night-time nappy leaks.

Speaking about the sleep deprivation and becoming a new parent, Joel revealed: “It's definitely been a roller coaster, that’s for sure. It changes life. But honestly, it's been so fun. I mean, as many parents will know, the sleep changes. It really does. 

“I've been working with Pampers a lot recently, and they've done loads of research into sleep deprivation. I think 82% of parents experienced sleep deprivation. Personally, I feel like that's lower than I would have thought!”

Despite the lack of sleep, the Survivor host did confess it’s still “the best thing” that’s ever happened to him. 

“I genuinely didn't expect to love him this much,” he continued. “I know everyone says the cliches…but the love is deep. You would do anything for this little thing.”

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