Whether you think it is utter genius or utterly bonkers, ITV's The Masked Singer UK has definitely got everyone buzzing on social media. Famous faces, hidden underneath elaborate costumes, showcase their vocals in front of Ken Jeong, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Rita Ora, who are then tasked with trying to uncover their identities (without
much any luck).
Some of the contestants are clearly professional singers and performers, while some definitely aren't (*ahem* Pharaoh). As well as listening to them perform, the celebrity panel and viewers are also given a couple of clues to help them with their guesses.
Here's every clue the mystery masked performers have revealed so far:
Who is Queen Bee?
Week 1 clues: Queen Bee said she was a "wild card" and "rule breaker" and was "quite young" when her career began, but now they’ve "grown up". "I’m no longer a princess," she said. "I’m a queen."
Queen Bee also revealed: "Out of all of my friends, I am the joker of the pack."
She was the first to perform with a rendition of Sia's 'Alive', and the judges were convinced she was a professional singer.
Week 2 clues: Queen Bee, who sang 'Someone You Loved' by Lewis Capaldi in the second week, revealed she was a "lawmaker" and had a background in activism.
"People might think I’m shy but I’m not afraid to stand up and fight for what I believe in,” she said before adding, “I’ve always done that and it makes me proud to say sometimes I’ve made a real change."
Queen Bee continued: "Am I a law breaker? No, I’m a law maker. I’m a benevolent Queen and bees only sting when they have to. But don’t let that fool you, this bee can sting."
Truth or lie? I’m under 30/I’m well known in the fashion circles/I’m not known for singing onstage.
What the judges said in week 1: Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, Olivia Colman, Emilia Clarke and Margot Robbie
What the judges said in week 2: Lady Victoria Hervey, a Little Mix member
Who viewers think it is: Nicola Roberts, Billie Piper, Charlotte Church
Who is Unicorn?
Week 1 clues: Unicorn was described as a "show pony" that has "always stood out from the crowd".
Unicorn shared: "When I was a child, I used to go on holiday on a private plane."
Week 2 clues: The mystery singer, who said they "like attention", denied being John Barrowman after the judges were convinced that was who was under the mask in week one. "I don’t know who he is, but if I did I would say that he is fabulous!"
While holding two apples, they also revealed they grew up on a "small island before the lights of the big city beckoned".
They added: "I’ve always been theatrical and tap danced my way through school, so to see my own name up in lights, that was a dream come true. There’s something about being on stage that feels… magic."
Truth or lie? Pineapple is my favourite food/My girlfriend is very famous/Acting changed my life.
What the judges said in week 1: John Barrowman, Adam Lambert, Louie Spence and JC Chasez
What the judges said in week 2: Matthew Morrison, Frankie Grande, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Andre
Who viewers think it is: John Barrowman
Watching The Masked Singer UK and the unicorn is definitely John Barrowman!— Stacy (@Stacyyy97) January 4, 2020
Who is Duck?
Week 1 clues: Duck is a "real softy" and has "always been sporty". They used to be a long-distance runner and said: "You might even catch me surfing from time to time."
Week 2 clues: Duck said she speaks a number of languages, including German and Italian. She also revealed 850,000 people once sang happy birthday to her – "and I had the pleasure of singing happy birthday to a true legend myself."
Truth or lie? I used to do gigs with David Bowie/I was part of a famous girl band/I have two adult children.
What the judges said in week 1: Mel C, Paula Radcliffe, Melanie Blatt and Dame Kelly Holmes
What the judges said in week 2: Mel C, Heidi Klum, Chrissy Teigen
Who viewers think it is: Dame Kelly Holmes
Who is Chameleon? The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins
Week 1 clues: Masked Singer fans thought they picked up on a Geordie twang when the mystery singer spoke about their "many talents" and being "a dazzling urban act" that is "more used to the tech of the '70s."
Chameleon, who performed Radiohead's 'Creep', also "once provided the voice of a children’s cartoon character".
Week 2 clues: "Someone once told me my talent was first class, but perhaps the same hasn’t always been said for my behaviour," Chameleon teased. "I’ve spent a lot of money on some very silly things."
"My life was a bit like something out of a soap opera," he continued before revealing he’d picked up "three awards at the same event".
Truth or lie? In my job, it’s not normal for me to become wet/ I once won three BAFTA Awards/ It’s not unusual for me to wear tight trousers.
What the judges said in week 1: Idris Elba, Nigel Havers, Reggie Yates and Chiwetel Ejiofor
What the judges said in week 2: Richard Blackwood, Curtis Pritchard, Anthony Joshua
Who viewers though it was: Alexander Armstrong, Declan Donnelly
Chameleon = Alexander Armstrong. He voiced Danger Mouse, he sings and has a tech history.— Philip Flint (@philipflint) January 4, 2020
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Who is Hedgehog?
Week 1 clues: Hedgehog revealed they were slightly posh and that they're "most active at night". The mystery singer said they were most happy on stage and is more introverted than you might expect. They also had a job where they "died at 8.30 every night".
Week 2 clues: "Being out there on my own was a challenge because I do enjoy being part of a team," Hedgehog said. "There can be many times I find myself alone on stage but it’s nice to be part of an ensemble. But either way, all I can aim for is to have fun."
Fans also got a glimpse of a pink can of super hold hairspray, two cat ornaments, a Phantom of the Opera mask and pink rollers.
"Tonight, I want to have a ball out there," they continued. "When I step onto the stage, I’m going to do everything in my power to bring the house down.”
Truth or lie? I sometimes wears high heels onstage/I once worked at a major fast food restaurant/My daughter is more famous than I.
What the judges said in week 1: Jack Whitehall, Eddie Izzard, Sir Ian McKellen
What the judges said in week 2: Michael Crawford, Michael Ball and Johnny Ball (Zoe Ball’s dad)
Who viewers think it is: Jason Manford, Michael McIntyre, Jack Whitehall
Hedgehog is Jason manford, He made a joke about dying at half 8 when he was in sweeney Todd #MaskedSinger— stephen dennis (@stephendennis20) January 4, 2020
Who is Monster?
Week 1 clues: Monster has a distinct American accent and judges thought they could also be a Grammy Award winner after he said they've "feasted on a lot of awards". He's "bright", "bold" and has a "big personality". Monster also revealed his hero is Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley.
Week 3 clues: "When I think about it, I’m always trying to be a bit of a showman,” Monster said. "You can create characters for your own story. As a child I had a hunger for books. I was a real book worm but I can also be a real little monster. It was in my little monster years that I discovered my love for rock and roll."
He continued: "Glam rock inspired me… I didn’t want to be another cookie cutter monster, I wanted to do my own thing."
True or lie: I have an identical twin / I had a monster hit with Calvin Harris / I am Cee-Lo Green.
What the judges said in week 1: Cee-Lo Green, Jamie Foxx, Andre 3000, LL Cool J and Elton John
What the judges said in week 3: Nile Rodgers, Noel Fielding, Jack Black
Who viewers think it is: Cee-Lo Green
Monster is Cee lo green, on the US map on the VT was "elsewhere", after Gnarls Barkley album St.Elsewhere. #MaskedSinger— Ross (@leach_ross) January 5, 2020
Who is Octopus?
Week 1 clues: Octopus sounds like they could be American, has experience on the runway and wants to be a "role model" to children. They're "bubbly", always "on the go" and also love weight training.
Week 3 clues: Octopus teased: "I never considered that something I loved could be my job. I’m always learning but I’m certainly no apprentice. To get ahead in this game you need to have a plan." A picture of a young Jason Donovan flashed up and Octopus continued: "In fact, I used one of my eight hands to shake on a record-breaking deal, which you could say left me squids in."
Truth or lie: I was discovered on a cruise ship / I used an accent coach to prepare for this show/ I made my first million in the cosmetics industry.
What the judges said in week 1: Cara Delevingne, Jodie Kidd, Tyra Banks and Nicole Scherzinger
What the judges said in week 3: Kylie Minogue, Holly Valance, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Holly Willoughby
Who viewers think it is: Ashley Roberts, Courtney Act
Octopus is either Ashley Roberts or Courtney Act #MaskedSinger— The Doodle Fairy (@ArchdoodleLidl) January 5, 2020
Who is Tree? Teddy Sheringham
Week 1 clues: Tree perhaps gave away the biggest clues of the episode when he revealed he's a footballer who isn't "pitch perfect" but would give it a "shot" and it was his "goal" to win the show. Tree has also "played in front of big crowds before".
Week 3 clues: "As a tree, I’m used to withstanding pressure," he shared. "There can be a lot resting on your branches and even tree fans can be tough on you if you don’t get the right result."
Truth or lie: My biggest regret is not catching a ball/ Kevin Keegan once called my playing style wooden / People always want to speak to me about one particular moment.
What the judges said: Peter Crouch, Chris Kamara, Alan Shearer and David Beckham
What the judges said in week 3: Peter Crouch, David Seaman
Who viewers thought it was: Jamie Redknapp, Peter Crouch (though he later denied he was the Tree with this hilarious tweet)
Jamie Redknapp behind the mask of the tree, called it!!!#MaskedSinger— Amy Fieldhouse (@AmyFieldhouse2) January 5, 2020
Who is Daisy?
Week 1 clues: Daisy hinted she's not a Brit as she plans to stay in the UK for a "long time". They have a "bright" personality and like fishing.
Week 3 clues: "Food has always been a huge part of my life. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen growing up… I’ve trained at one of the most prestigious schools in the world to grow my culinary skills." Viewers and the judges also saw onions and a mini Eiffel Tower during the VT.
Truth or lie: I put my arm into an Australian hellhole / My favourite sport growing up was ice hockey / I’ve performed at Glastonbury.
What the judges said in week 1: Lindsay Lohan, Beverley Knight, Meghan Markle and Lulu
What the judges said in week 3: Kelis, Mary J Blige, Macy Gray, Fleur East
Who viewers think it is: Kelis
Who is Fox?
Week 1 clues: Fox had all the moves as they rocked out to 'Call Me' by Blondie. They're "street smart, nosy and vocal" and can be found in the East End.
"For 30 years I’ve been collected teapots," they also revealed.
Week 3 clues: "To survive I’m prepared to Fox Trot with the best of them," Fox teased. They also said they've spent time in America and have "even broken records".
Truth or lie: I have an award-winning body / I’ve been on tour with the Rolling Stones / I was one of the first stars of reality TV.
What the judges said in week 1: Kerry Katona, Sam Fox, Helen Mirren and Joanna Lumley
What the judges said in week 3: Kim Wilde, Arlene Philips, Tamsin Outhwaite, Catherine Zeta Jones
Who viewers think it is: Denise Van Outen, Sam Fox
Who is Butterfly? Patsy Palmer
Ahead of her performance, the VT showed someone spinning decks and the judges were told that she had left the UK to go and live somewhere where her home was under threat. They were also told her marriage was watched by millions.
Who people thought it was: Patsy Palmer
I know who the butterfly is!! it's patsy palmer! millions of people watched her in Eastenders get married and she recently moved to LA to become a DJ! #maskedsinger— Zoe London (@zoelondondj) January 4, 2020
Who is Pharaoh? Alan Johnson
One of Pharaoh's clues was that his job was also a piece of furniture, which led to the panel guessing he was a cabinet member. He also revealed he "saw the Queen on a daily basis".
Who people thought it was: Paul Burrell
The Masked Singer airs on Saturday on ITV at 7pm.
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