Iain Maciver: The Saturday night ritual of variety TV – precious time you’ll never get back

© ITV/Vincent Dolman/ShutterstockCOLOURFUL CHARACTERS: Viking, Blob, Harlequin, Bushbaby, Grandfather Clock and Sea Horse are all contestants appearing on this year’s The Masked Singer TV show.
COLOURFUL CHARACTERS: Viking, Blob, Harlequin, Bushbaby, Grandfather Clock and Sea Horse are all contestants appearing on this year’s The Masked Singer TV show.