All the clues, rumors and guesses about The Masked Singer so far


Get out your magnifying glass and dust off that notebook, because The masked singer is back to turn a nation of viewers into bank detectives.

Once again mentored by comedian Joel Dommett, the unique competition features 13 mysterious celebrities singing familiar tunes on stage, while dressed in a costume that obscures who they really are.

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Together with the studio audience and viewers at home, the judges guess: Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross.

In the first episode of the season on New Year’s Day, Ghost was eliminated and it was later revealed that he was a football star Chris Kamara. Week two saw Scottish singer Lulu revealed as Piece of Cake.

Still, there’s a long season ahead, with many more costumes to unmask. Here’s a guide to the clues and guesses so far.

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Who is Otter?

Otter in The Masked Singer


Otter first appeared in episode one with an impassioned performance of Jimi Jamison’s “I’m Always Here” – aka the Baywatch theme tune.

Clues given in their first video package included the acronym “RADA”, the fact that Otter are “known for their resilience”, a shamrock clover, and the random appearance of a Reverend.

“Otters are curious creatures by nature and a little mischievous,” said the character.

So far floating names include Phoebe Waller Bridge, Fiona Shaw, Father Ted actor Pauline McLynn and Una Healy of The Saturdays.

One of the most talked about fan suggestions on social media is that the notoriously elusive singer Kate Bush sits under the quirky costume.

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Find the otter’s clues and guesses in full here.

Who is jellyfish?

Jellyfish on ‘The Masked Singer UK’


Jellyfish gave their debut performance with the Guns N’ Roses classic, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.

Prior to her rendition of the rock hit, Jellyfish’s video clues included: a sign on a beach that read “How Loa can you Goa?”, amazingly high heels and a shell fossil.

So far, the possible names associated with Jellyfish have been included x factor season five champion Alexandra Burke, Brassic star Michelle Kegan, RuPaul’s Drag Race right Michelle Visage and “Love Me Like You Do” singer Ellie Goulding.

Do you want more insight into everything that has to do with jellyfish? Look here.

Who are Cat and Mouse?

Cat and Mouse, the only contestants to work as a duo this year, entertained the judges in episode one with their version of the show song “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” from Annie get your gun.

Cat and Mouse on ‘The Masked Singer’


The clues revealed in the first episode included the number 200,000,000 written on a notepad.

Cat said he was “no stranger to legalities” and liked to “get to the bottom of things”, as well as knowing “how to make up a story”. The video pack also showed five different jars of herbs in a row.

Some fans suspected that the duo is Spice Girl Emma Bunton and her husband Jade Jones. Meanwhile, others are convinced that Cat and Mouse are a married coupleShirlie and Martin Kemp.

Find all the Cat and Mouse guesses so far here.

Who is Phoenix?

Phoenix on ‘The Masked Singer’


Phoenix made their stage debut with a jazz-inspired version of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”.

Their clue pack hinted that they were “risen from the ashes” and “reincarnated”. Phoenix also said they were good with “mysteries” and “following a trail” before the character inspected footprints with a magnifying glass.

These clues, along with the execution, led to guesses like David Tenant (a former Doctor who star), Take That’s Jason Orangeformer child actor Nicholas Holt and influencer Joe Sugg.

Read more about Phoenix here.

Who is knitting?

Knitting on ‘The Masked Singer’


According to the teaser clip leading up to Knitting’s first appearance, they’re no stranger to arts and crafts: The character was seen cutting pieces of paper into geometric shapes.

Knitting then sang “Remember” by Becky Hill. The vocal styles led to guesses like presenter Konnie Hugh, Totally awesome actor Jane Horrocks, Big Brother host A. J. Odudu and Westend Samantha Barks.

After Knitting’s appearance, the series’ official Twitter account shared the following conundrum: “Knitting is easy, it’s crossing stitches. Count all your stitches, it should be 26.”

One viewer used 26 to guess who was a former member of the dance-pop group Steps Clare Richards. “When you add @OfficialSteps hit song ‘5+6+7+8’ together it equals 26,” they wrote. “It’s Claire Richards!”

You can speculate on more knitting directions here.

Who is waste?

Who’s Bullshit on The Masked Singer?


On Saturday (January 7) Rubbish will give their first performance.

While there aren’t many clues so far, you could use their outfit – a green trash can – as inspiration.

Garbage can potentially mask the identity of someone known for handling garbage and cleaning, such as TV stars Kim Woodburn (How clean is your house?) and Mary Kondo (Tidying up with Marie Kondo).

Read more about Rubbish here.

Who is baked potato?

Baked potato on ‘The Masked Singer’

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Likewise, we’ll know more about Potato once they first perform.

So far, there’s only one vocal clue about baked potato, which reads, “Their singing is sure to get you creamed – it’s baked potato!”

Their outfit consists of a silver jacket, a top with a baked bean pattern and a hat that looks like butter.

Fans have already speculated that Jacket Potato could be a celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliveror one of the actors Dinner ladiessuch as Maxine Peak.

Check here for more servings of Jacket Potato clues.

Who is Rhino?

Rhino on ‘The Masked Singer’


Until Rhino first makes an appearance, the only minor verbal clue to the character is, “They were horn this way – it’s Rhino!”

A name in the minds of fans is Joanna Lumley, a patron of the Rhinos’ Last Stand charity. Elsewhere, some have suggested a country star (and father to Miley). Billy Ray Cyrus like the horned mammal, because their costume is a red cowboy outfit – complete with a flashy cowboy hat.

Read more about Rhino here.

Who is Fawn?

Fawn on ‘The Masked Singer’


While Fawn has yet to perform, the character’s glam costume has gone down a treat with fans on Twitter, with some already pinning them for the win.

One person has guessed that Fawn is Faye Tozer from Steps – but once they’ve performed for the first time, there’s a lot more to do.

Fawn fan? Find more information here.

Who is Piece of Cake?

‘Piece of Cake’, one of the contestants in series four of ‘The Masked Singer’


With enough clues, figuring out who Piece of Cake definitely seemed to be…an easy feat.

Prior to Piece of Cake’s first appearance on Saturday, January 7, the only clear clue attached to the character was this announcement: “Could this be history in baking? It’s a piece of cake!”

Some fans suspected that it is someone known for his skills in the kitchen, like former The Great British Bake Off right Mary Berry.

The jurors were way off.

Mo Gilligan guessed the Icelandic singer Bjork, while Davina McCall suspected it was DJ and presenter Annie Mac. Jonathan Ross thought it was comedic Ruby waswhile Rita Ora admitted she had “no idea” but suspected it Kylie Minogue.

Piece of Cake was unmasked on January 7 as Scottish singer Lulu.

Who is Pigeon?

Pigeon, one of the participants in ‘The Masked Singer’


Last but not least, Pigeon rounds up The masked singer class of 2023.

So far, the feathered character’s only audible clue has been, “It must be a pigeon – it’s a pigeon!”

With so little to do, fans online have been creative with their guesses, with suggestions ranging from Coleen Rooney to pantomime star Christopher Biggins.

For more Pigeon stuff, look no further than here.

The masked singer continues on Saturdays on ITV1 and ITVX.