A bidding war is set to break out over a new 'Masked Singer' spin-off show.

Joel Dommett

Joel Dommett

Following the success of 'The Masked Singer' - which is hosted by Joel Dommett - ITV acquired rights for 'The Masked Dancer', and now a number of TV channels are said to be interested in a new show dubbed 'The Masked Duetters', which is based on French programme 'Duos Mysteres' ('Mystery Duos').

A TV insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: “The concept could adapt in the UK, and at its heart is the same guessing game that is set to be a big draw for broadcasters.

"Plus it’s glitzy enough to slot right into a Saturday night schedule.”

'Mystery Duos' features two famous singers paired up for a duet, with their identities hidden from the audience and each other.

The panel must guess who the famous voices belong to before their faces are revealed.

It comes after the success of 'The Masked Singer' prompted ITV to commission 'The Masked Dancer'.

The new format will see judges Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Oti Mabuse try to guess the identity of the dancers based on their movements and a series of subtle clues.

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s head of entertainment commissioning, can't wait for the show to air.

She said: "'The Masked Singer' is a huge hit for ITV and our viewers can’t get enough of this colourful guessing game. 'The Masked Dancer' will build on that success and create a new format that will be just as much fun and entertaining for our viewers."

Oti will replace Rita Ora on the new panel, and she is looking forward to the role.

She said: "I’m so thrilled and honoured to be joining the panel on 'The Masked Dancer'.

"I’m a huge fan of 'The Masked Singer' and I loved the US 'Masked Dancer' so I just can’t wait to start on this show. As a dancer I will be watching the dancers intently looking for clues - it’s going to be so much fun."