Joel Dommett reveals celebrities he'd love to unveil on 'The Masked Singer'

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Joel Dommett has revealed telly royalty Ant and Dec as the celebrities he'd most like to unveil on bizarre primetime guessing game The Masked Singer.

The 36-year-old comedian has hosted the previous two series of the UK version of the show and returned last week to front the third series.

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Two celebs were revealed on last week's episodes, with soul singer Heather Small unveiled as Chandelier and TV personality Gloria Hunniford unmasked as Snow Leopard.

But it's the hosts of Saturday Night Takeaway who Dommett would really like to see in one of the show's trademark elaborate costumes.

“I would love Ant and Dec to appear," he told The Sun.

Joel Dommett has presented all three series of the UK version of 'The Masked Singer'. (Bandicoot TV/ITV)
Joel Dommett has presented all three series of the UK version of 'The Masked Singer'. (Bandicoot TV/ITV)

Dommett added: "They could compete against each other or perform together in the same costume. They would be great. I’ll have to put a word in with the boys.”

The presenter said he "owes so much" of his success to Ant and Dec, given his career kicked up a gear when he entered the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here jungle in 2016 and finished as runner-up to Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt.

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Dommett subsequently went on to present the spin-off show Extra Camp from 2017 until 2019.

He said: "They have been incredibly kind and inspiring to me. I was lucky enough to do Extra Camp and I learned so much from watching them.

“They are amazing people, not just professionally but personally as well. What they have achieved over the past 20 years or so is incredible.”

Joel Dommett thanked Ant and Dec for helping to launch the next phase of his TV career. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Joel Dommett thanked Ant and Dec for helping to launch the next phase of his TV career. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

But despite the increased success of his career — his new stand-up tour Unapologetic (If That's OK?) kicks off in February — Dommett suggested that he isn't exactly rolling in piles of showbiz cash.

"If you are on television, people assume you are wealthy, very rich," said the presenter.

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He added: “I am not rich but for the first time in my life I am not poor, and that s*** is well exciting.

"For the first time in my life I have separate clippers for my beard and my pubes. I had to use the same pair until two years ago.”

The Masked Singer returns on Saturday night on ITV.

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