nonymous is an Irish television series broadcast on RTÉ Two. Its concept is to disguise well-known personalities, with the use of prosthetic masks, bestow upon them a fake identity and set them up in what are intended to be humorous situations for the sake of entertainment. Anonymous is presented by Jason Byrne, who also uses a hidden microphone to communicate mischievous ideas via whispering to the disguised personality. It has run for three series. The last series was broadcast in 2009. Jason Byrne was offered funding for a fifth season, but turned it down, stating that it was too hard to find people who didn't know of the show and therefore saw through the ruses (its sister program, Naked Camera did not help matters). He wanted the show to be remembered as being good while it lasted, and not being cancelled when it became desperate. Byrne was the celebrity who went anonymous in the final episode (Hector O hEochagain, the second ever guest behind Samantha Mumba presented the show).
Production Company: Kite Entertainment/Animo Television