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The Masked Singer

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WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I could see someone like Charlotte Church doing it.
DM
DeMarkay London London
Where was it filmed?
CA
Cando London London
Where was it filmed?

Bovingdon airfield, the same place they record Dancing on Ice.
HJ
HJL Spotlight
How, in TV, does this secret thing work. Especially with a live audience.

Lots of NDAs? Have ITV gone legal?!

I can’t see how they’ve managed it and strictly results are leaked every single week!?
BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
Can only assume the reveals have been done without an audience.
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CA
Cando London London
Yes I think it was on the ticket applications that only a select audience would see the reveals. I assume only the production staff?

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TT
ThatTVNerd Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
So, what are our first impressions of The Masked Singer UK now that the first episode has just aired?
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FanOfTV99 Granada North West Today
So, what are our first impressions of The Masked Singer UK now that the first episode has just aired?


I like it.

I would have had it on a sunday so the line up wouldn't be filled with singing shows.
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HJL posted:
How, in TV, does this secret thing work. Especially with a live audience.

Lots of NDAs? Have ITV gone legal?!

I can’t see how they’ve managed it and strictly results are leaked every single week!?


Can only assume the reveals have been done without an audience.


Cando posted:
Yes I think it was on the ticket applications that only a select audience would see the reveals. I assume only the production staff?

From BBC News:
Quote:
It's difficult to recall a studio audience so frustrated by a TV show recording.

Not because those present at a September taping of The Masked Singer didn't enjoy the show. Far from it - most cheered, laughed and evidently thought it was great entertainment.

But the audience (which BBC News was a part of) sat through several hours of recording and reshoots, only to be told just before the end that they all had to leave as producers filmed the crucial moment where the evicted celebrity was unmasked.

Only a select few members of the public were allowed to stay.

In an age of social media spoilers, keeping the studio audience in the dark is one of several measures ITV has taken to keep the identities of its masked celebrities under wraps.

Audience members had to sign NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) on their way into the taping, which took place at a remote airfield away from the press and public.

But the efforts to avoid word getting out could be worth it for the viewing figures ITV will be hoping it brings in.
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It's hardly an X Factor replacement is it. Slate XF all you like, but it was a huge show. This is hardly ground breaking, it's not even warm and cuddly Stars in their Eyes style, I predict ratings of 2-3 million.
BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
It was a bit obvious towards the end where the edit occured, but fairplay to them on keeping the secret. ITV don't even manage that on their closed soap sets nowadays.

An entertaining hour though (dragged out to 90 minutes) though do wonder if once we've seen the other singers tomorrow whether we just want to see the reveals rather than how each masked singer progresses? It felt really fresh though when they followed it up with an audition VT complete with nans on The Voice.


Not sure if guesses should be spoilers but:

Queen Bee - Charlotte Church?
Hedgehog - Jason Manford (100%)
Unicorn - John Barrowman

The duck really should have gone tonight - easily the worst singer. The Butterfly should have won their head to head, never mind the bottom three vote.
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BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
It's hardly an X Factor replacement is it. Slate XF all you like, but it was a huge show. This is hardly ground breaking, it's not even warm and cuddly Stars in their Eyes style, I predict ratings of 2-3 million.

Rating better than The X Factor does now then. It dominated trends on Twitter but that often isn't a great indicator of ratings. I think low 3m's, beaten by The Greatest Dancer. Does deserve a little bit more though.
Last edited by Brekkie on 4 January 2020 9:39pm
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