The Masked Singer doesn't let celebs stay in costume for more than 20 mins

Dan Seddon
Photo credit: Bandicoot TV - ITV

From Digital Spy

The Masked Singer's executive producer has shared an interesting titbit regarding the rules behind ITV's new hit series.

But this has nothing to do with the judges or performances – it actually relates to the celebrities and their wellbeing while wearing the elaborate costumes.

In case you haven't seen the show, The Masked Singer plonks 12 famous faces into some wildly eclectic suits, and as they sing hidden beneath them, four judges must try to guess who they could be.

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Executive producer Derek McLean recently told The Sun: "The stars were only allowed in their costumes for 20 minutes. We took inspiration from Disney. That's how long Minnie and Mickey Mouse can be in their costumes before going doolally.

"We ended up being quite strict about it. You don't want celebrities in costumes going crazy all over the place."

Photo credit: Bandicoot TV - ITV

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Meanwhile, each participant had their own personal code name to help protect their identities.

Former Labour MP Alan Johnson – eliminated during week two – was referred to as 'Stamp', ex-EastEnders star Patsy Palmer was given the name 'Square', and rocker Justin Hawkins went by the moniker 'Light'.

The Masked Singer airs this Saturday (January 25) on ITV.

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