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The Masked Singer star issues warning ahead of dancing spin-off ‘Not easy at all’

Aston Merrygold reacts to his The Masked Singer reveal

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Earlier this year, the JLS star came in third place in The Masked Singer UK as Robin behind American singer Neyo, who finished as runner-up to Joss Stone who was voted as the winner. Aston not only blew the judges away with his voice, but he also impressed them with his stellar dance moves. It has since been confirmed that ITV would be launching a spin-off show called The Masked Dancer following the singing show’s success.

The new talent show will see a number of mystery celebs disguised in weird and wacky outfits showing off their best dance moves in the hopes of both impressing and fooling the judges as they try to guess who they are.

Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall will all be putting their detective skills to the test as well as their celebrity knowledge.

Also, host Joel Dommett will be back again to lead the proceedings and host The Masked Dancer.

However, Rita Ora is not going to be featuring in the new series and instead, Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse will be joining as the dance expert.

Aston has since spoken to Express.co.uk about how tough he found it dancing and singing in his robin costume on The Masked Singer.

He went on to issue a warning to the celebrities who are taking part in The Masked Dancer as he said his experience “was not easy at all”.

“To be honest, just from the singing part and trying to dance anyway that was quite hard,” Aston began.

“It was not easy at all (singing and dancing as Robin) but it was a lot of fun.

“It got ridiculously hot in there, in a studio, lights on you and all sorts at the same time.”

Addressing whether he would ever take part in The Masked Dancer, Aston added: “That would definitely have to be another conversation with them [ITV] if that was going to happen.”

The Masked Dancer isn’t the only entertainment show that Aston has taken part in.

 In 2017, the pop star appeared on the 15th series of Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with dance professional Janette Manrara.

The singer managed to get to week seven before he was sent home following a dance-off against The Saturdays singer Mollie King.

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Speaking about whether ITV has approached him to take part in the likes of Dancing on Ice or I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Aston teased: “Never say never.”

“If they have, it’s got to the point where it hasn’t reached me.

“It gets to my team and they obviously get to a certain point and if they feel happy then they’ll bring it to me.

“But, I could never say never, singing and dancing in a robin outfit, I never thought I’d do that.

“I certainly would never say never, it would depend on where I am in life and where I am personally, professionally, all of it. It would just totally depend on those circumstances.”

Aston, who has been releasing music as a solo artist during lockdown, went on to add that he decided to take part in The Masked Singer because it was the only way he could perform on stage during the pandemic.

He continued: “It was the kind of frustration of not being able to perform.

“All of us have had massive frustrations over lockdown, not being able to do stuff normally.

“It was something I had to like everybody else get on with and make happen elsewhere.”

The Masked Dancer will air on ITV later this year.

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