Masked Singer horror accidents – electrocution, injury and costumes too heavy to move in

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With Strictly and I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here over for another year, the nation has once again turned its attention to The Masked Singer.

The kooky ITV show sees mystery celebs perform each week in bizarre costumes while judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Rita Ora attempt to work out who is behind each mask.

Based on South Korean show, King of Mask Singer, the series launched in the US in 2019 before heading to Blighty by popular demand, and so far former Spice Girl Mel B has been unveiled as Seahorse and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor as Alien.

But the over-the-top costumes and sets haven't been without their problems.

Last year, Jonathan Ross and host Joel Domett both expressed concerns about the Octopus outfit which weighed in at a staggering 20kg – making it the competition's heaviest.

Katherine Jenkins was unable to stand in her 20kg costume
(Image: ITV)

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It was too heavy for singer Katherine Jenkins to wear for any period of time, and bosses were forced to rework it by building in a supportive platform.

Joel said: "On the first episode we kind of had to have a break now and then because it was so heavy for them. So the next time they were on they made a sort of rig for them and they were skating around."

Meanwhile, former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams came a cropper when she got electrocuted live on stage.

Dressed as Butterfly in the US version, the 41-year-old singer was practicing Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi when the smoke machine short-circuited and shocked her.

Michelle Williams got electrocuted while performing as Butterfly on stage

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“During dress rehearsal, I’m standing on the platform and they’re trying to have CO2 smoke come out,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“All I know [is] I looked down at my shoe and the thing could talk,” she said of her boot which had split completely open.

"It was scary," she told the judges. "I don’t want to be dead on a prayer, I want to be livin.'"

And TV star Dr Drew Pinksy experienced his own health crisis he suffered a serious vocal injury in rehearsals.

Dr Drew suffered a vocal cord bleed while rehearsing as Eagle

"Immediately when I started training, I realised there was something wrong with my voice," the star who payed Eagle said.

"And it turns out I had a bleed on my [vocal] cords."

Doctors decided that medical intervention was the best way forward but with the usual methods unavailable, coaches had to be drafted in to help teach him to sing all over again.

He continued: "I had a varices and the treatment was supposed to be lasers, but we couldn't do that.

"So I had to get vocal rehab specialists to help me retrain my voice. It was crazy."

*The Masked Singer continues on Saturday night at 7pm.

Who do you think are behind the masks on this year's show? Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

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