The Masked Singer’s Mo Gilligan ‘earning £100K an episode’ for new judging role

The Masked Singer judge Mo Gilligan is reportedly making £100,000 per episode of the hit ITV series.

According to new claims, the comedian is even being paid more than Big Brother legend Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross.

An insider spilled: "Mo has proved a mega-hit on the Masked Singer — with fans and with everyone working on the show.

"It’s a relief for the bosses as he takes home £100,000 per episode. Backstage he’s been nicknamed Mo Money because of what he’s said to be getting.

"His pay packet is the talk of the industry too — it’s an incredible figure."

The source adds to The Sun that ITV bosses are pleased with the booking as "he and host Joel Dommett bounce off each other really nicely".

The claims come after insiders told The Mirror that Rita was netting £1million for the series.

The fee works out at £125,000 per episode.

A source spilled: "They were really keen to secure her return as she had been such a big hit in the first series.

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"But they also really wanted Mo, too. He is a prolific talent with a big following."

So far, two celebs have been unmasked – Love Actually legend Martine McCutcheon and Mel B.

Speaking on Friday's edition of This Morning, host Joel admitted he was stunned by how strict security is on the show.

The former I'm A Celeb star thought that while the judges wouldn't know who the celebs taking part were he would be let in on the secret backstage.

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Joel said: "I kind of try to play the game a bit but I am lucky as i don't have to guess, they do I don't.

"I am so bad at it. I am so bad at guessing.

"I can sometime even hear the real voice before it has changed but even then I don't know who it is."

Joel added: "I genuinely can't find out who is on the show.

"The studio is split up and we arrive at different entrances .

"Half is for the contestants and half the judges and me.

"When they are out of the dressing rooms they are in full costume in a motor biker costume with helmet."

  • The Masked Singer
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