When is The Masked Dancer finale? Date of last episode of ITV series - and which contestants are left

The spin-off of The Masked Singer sees a disguised celebrity dance on stage, while viewers at home and the judges try to guess their identity with clues
The Masked Dancer judges guess the celeb behind the disguise, the show is hosted by comedian Joel Dommett (Picture: ITV)The Masked Dancer judges guess the celeb behind the disguise, the show is hosted by comedian Joel Dommett (Picture: ITV)
The Masked Dancer judges guess the celeb behind the disguise, the show is hosted by comedian Joel Dommett (Picture: ITV)

Fans of ITV’s Masked Singer have been treated to a new spin-off series, The Masked Dancer.

The show launched on Saturday, 29 May and has already proven a hit with fans.

Masked Singer Judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan all made their return for The Masked Dancer - while Rita Ora was replaced by double-Strictly winner Oti Mabuse.

So, when is the final on and which masks have yet to be taken off to reveal the grooving celebrity in disguise? This is everything you need to know ahead of the finale.

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What is The Masked Dancer format?

The Masked Dancer stars 13 anonymous celebrities, dressed as various characters/objects who perform dances which include hidden clues to help identify them.

The dancers perform to the judges, with each judge attempting to guess who is behind the mask.

Once all contestants from the night have performed, the studio audience chooses the bottom three and the judges decide which one will remove their mask.

One celebrity is evicted at the end of each night and the remaining contestants then create a new performance the following night with new subtle hints.

Which celebrities have already been revealed?

So far, six celebrities have been revealed - from Olympians to burlesque dancers.

On episode one (29 May) dancer Jordan Banjo from Diversity was revealed as the ‘Viper’. Dancer Oti Mabuse guessed him correctly before he was revealed. She had already danced with him before and recognised his choreography style.

On Sunday 30 May, Strictly Come Dancing star and Eternal band member Louise Redknapp was revealed as the elaborate pink Flamingo.

The seductive beetroot removed her mask on Monday 31 May, to reveal American burlesque star Dita Von Teese. None of the judges had guessed her identity and were shocked by the face behind the beetroot.

Rubber Chicken was revealed on Tuesday 1 June as former ski-jumping Olympian, Eddie the Eagle. He managed to wing his disguise, as the judges thought it was The Chase host, Bradley Walsh.

The show didn’t air on Wednesday night, as England’s football friendly against Austria was shown instead.

Episode five saw Zoe Ball and Christopher Dean revealed as Llama and Beagle in a double elimination on Thursday (3 June).

Who is left in the competition?

The remaining disguised stars are Car Wash, Frog, Knickerbocker Glory, Scarecrow, Squirrel and Zip.

Singer and Loose Woman panellist Stacey Solomon is thought to be the scarecrow. She was originally named as the face behind Sausage on The Masked Singer, who turned out to be Joss Stone.

Former Towie star Mark Wright has been considered for the real identity of Zip, while Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack has been theorised as Squirrel.

Flamboyant Knickerbocker Glory is thought to be Drag Race UK and ‘The Circle’ contestant Baga Chipz.

Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington could be Frog, while the Car Wash has been the hardest to guess but the judges reckon it could be a member of Busted.

When is the finale on?

The finale will air on Saturday 5 June on ITV at 7.30pm.

The finalists will dance and the top two will dance a second time, the winner will then be chosen by the judges and will reveal their true identity.

Where can I watch The Masked Dancer on TV?

The show is airing on ITV from 29 May to 5 June at 7.30pm each night.

You can catch up on any missed episodes on the ITV Hub.

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