Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe revealed as latest mystery celeb on the The Masked Dancer


DESPERATE Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe was unveiled as the first celeb to feature on the new series of The Masked Dancer.

The US telly actor dressed up as Astronaut and boogied in front of a panel of judges.

A panel of celebs are asked to guess the identities of stars wearing bizarre costumes

He said: “I thought it would be fun. Dancing is something that really intimidates me and it was a fear I wanted to face.

“This has been unbelievable, it’s one of the most zany things I’ve ever done in my career but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself.”

ITV’s show follows the same format as The Masked Singer, with a panel of celebs asked to guess the identities of stars wearing bizarre costumes.

Ross guessed Alex James from Blur, Davina guessed Henry Cavill and Oti and Crouch both guessed Bear Grylls.

The show featured the first six of 12 masked chacters – including Candlestick, Scissors, Astronaut, Odd Socks, Prawn Cocktail and Pillar and Post.

In total, twelve celebrities will be stepping on to the dancefloor, taking on alter egos in a bid to baffle the judges’ panel, which this year includes Peter Crouch, alongside regulars Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Oti Mabuse.