Peter Crouch is joining the panel of TV talent show 'The Masked Dancer'.

Peter Crouch is joining The Masked Dancer

Peter Crouch is joining The Masked Dancer

The former footballer, who was known for his celebratory dance moves on the pitch, has signed up to take part in the second series of the ITV show.

He's replacing Mo Gilligan, who worked as a judge on the first series, and he will appear alongside 'Strictly's Oti Mabuse as well as Jonathan Ross, and Davina McCall.

Peter said of his new role: "The show is a firm favourite in our household and when asked I jumped at the chance to take part.

"I am competitive and I'm currently scrolling through friends' socials looking for those tell-tale dance moves.

"Another plus is by being on the panel my social media, family and friends won’t be constantly speculating that I’m hiding behind one of the masks."

Mo is believed to be returning for guest appearances during the series, and he's backed Peter as his replacement.

The comedian said: "I love being a part of the Masked Team so I’m gutted to be missing most of the series this year as I’ll be working in the US.

"But I’ve got the perfect sub to take my place. A legend on and off the pitch and one of the nicest guys in the industry, Crouchy knows a thing or two about fancy footwork, we’ve got this."

The show is a spin-off of singing series 'The Masked Singer', in which stars compete for the title wearing costumes that disguise their identities.

'The Masked Dancer' follows the same format but with stars showing off their best moves in a bid to win.

It debuted last year and is slated to return to ITV later in 2022.

Peter was previously rumoured to have been behind one of the costumes on last year's edition of 'The Masked Singer'.

However, the singer who was Tree was later unveiled as another former footballer, Teddy Sheringham.