Masked Singers Joel Dommett reveals show secrets and how his wife pokes fun at him over sex tape


WITH his six-pack, tattoos and waxed chest, you would think Joel Dommett was a Love Island wannabe rather than the host of Saturday nights biggest show.

The former Im A Celebrity star has been at the heart of ITVs The Masked Singer, which has pulled in more than six million viewers.

Joel Dommett and wife Hannah raid the fruit bowl for a cheeky snap the star shared on Instagram

Stumped fans of the hit show are still trying to work out the identities of Duck, Tree, Queen Bee and the other the famous faces behind the wacky disguises.

But Joel, 34, has revealed that some of those performing in the series are making the detective work even trickier for the public by giving a false impression online that they are not taking part.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, he said: Last Saturday, I saw someone who is on the show saying it wasnt them. Which is interesting.

The final episode is going to be a mad one. Theres three reveals and nobody is getting near to guessing them. Its going to be epic.

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Joel strips down to his underwear for an Instagram shot, but was caught going much further by internet scammers who recorded an explicit video of The Masked Singer host

Show bosses have managed to keep the singers identities secret since the show was filmed over just eight days in September.

Joel says: The secrecy behind it is insane. None of the crew know, only a handful of producers maybe five or six.

Until the reveal happens, Im still guessing myself. The celebrities all arrive in the studio with motorbike helmets on and hoodies saying Dont talk to me.

And how do they ensure the 500-strong studio audience keep schtum? Joel reveals: We get rid of most of them for the reveal and theres a little bunch left whove signed NDAs (non- disclosure agreements).

Joel reveals secrets behind The Masked Singer and how the team of Ken Jeong, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and singer Rita Ora help to keep the character’s identity secret

Viewers are assisted and often left perplexed by guesses from the shows judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, and The Hangover star Ken Jeong. But Joel concedes that Rita is unlikely to bag a job at MI5.

He says: I remember when Duck was rolling about on the floor, doing the splits and in all seriousness, she said: Ive got it Vivienne Westwood. Were like, Shes 90 years old, Rita. Its not Vivienne Westwood.

He admits the show baffled viewers at the start but they have been quickly converted.

Joel says: I had a few messages saying, This is the worst show Ive ever seen.

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But the next time the show was on, some of those people tweeted me afterwards to say theyre now hooked.

Ive never seen that with any other show before.

Joels career trajectory from performing stand-up to becoming host of a huge hit show has mirrored the major changes in his love life.

After a series of failed relationships and eventful Tinder dates, he met his wife Hannah Cooper thanks to an appearance on This Morning.

The model took a fancy to Joel after seeing him being interviewed.

Joel concedes Rita is unlikely to bag a job with MI5 if her hopeless efforts to identify the masked singers are anything to go by

She sent him a cat emoji with red heart eyes on Instagram which led to them dating for two years.

In September last year they married in Mykonos, with close pal and Love Island narrator Iain Stirling officiating the beach ceremony.

Joel says the secret behind the relationship is they are both a bit weird and he enjoys spending time with her more than anyone else.

Indeed, he admits there is no contest between a night out with the missus or a messy evening with the lads.

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He explains: I dont get the thing with going out with your lad friends, boozing and going to strip clubs.

You cant have sex with any of these people. So why dont you go out with your wife and have sex with her?

It makes perfect sense when you think about it. But Im not a normal person.

The couples camaraderie showed when Hannah poked fun at a sex tape leak which nearly cost Joel his career.

Rita has suggested Duck might be veteran fashion designer Vivienne Westwood

She posted a clip of their wedding on Instagram and wrote: Joel doesnt have a very good past with Internet videos but this one kinda makes up for it.

After coming out of a two-year relationship in 2015, Joel was filmed pleasuring himself in what he thought was a private Skype session.

But the woman who he thought was interacting with him live in front of a webcam was just a porn video.

The scammers, who had used the fake account name Staci Taylor, held on to the footage of Joel for two years before releasing it when he was confirmed to be appearing on Im A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Viewers are assisted by the shows judges, The Hangover star and mainstay of the US version, Ken Jeong, TV hosts Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross and singer Rita Ora

Joel says: If I was a teacher I wouldve lost my job. But luckily, being a comedian he could use it as material for his act and his career remained intact.

Before he found fame, Bristol-born Joel worked in his dads cheese shop in Surrey then spent more than a decade building his profile as an actor.

His first notable role was in Casualty playing a teenager who crashed his car having just passed his driving test.

During a month-long break in LA he made his stand-up debut at The Rainbow Inn on Sunset Boulevard in front of just eight people. It gave him the confidence to hit the British comedy circuit and perform at Edinburgh.

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His success resulted in his first TV presenting gigs, including a stint at MTV where he conducted celebrity interviews.

But he quit aged 27, believing he was too old for the channel after asking One Direction about Pat Sharps 1980s and 90s kids game show Funhouse, leaving the boyband utterly bemused.

Then his big break came in Im A Celeb.

Despite not being a household name, he finished second behind eventual winner Scarlett Moffatt mainly thanks to his flirting with fellow singleton Carol Vorderman and his therapy sessions in the Bush Tucker Telegraph.

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He says doing the show was his best career decision, made even more satisfying by the fact he was advised not to enter. Joel explains: It was a real risk because comedians didnt do it.

If you did, comics would label you a sell-out. I was starting to get known for my Edinburgh shows and comics, especially, were saying, Thats the worst decision, what is he doing?

But I just felt like it was good for me. Im an upbeat guy, Im not like a like of comics who are a bit depressive and it really paid off.