It feels like the show only just started, but a total of five famous faces have already been revealed under the masks in this series of The Masked Singer.
Saturday’s episode (January 22) saw eight masked celebrities take to the stage to give their third performances of the series.
But one more celebrity’s time in the competition had to come to an end, as Poodle’s real identity was revealed to audiences at home, Birmingham Live reports.
On Saturday night’s show Keane singer Tom Chaplin was the latest celebrity to be unmasked and eliminated from the series.
But who else has left The Masked Singer UK so far this series and who is a contender in the ITV competition? Here’s a lowdown of who’s been unmasked so far.
Who has been revealed on The Masked Singer UK 2022 so far?
Episode one: Heather Small as Chandelier
The first celebrity to be unmasked was legendary soul singer Heather Small, who sang Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’ to impress the panel of judges while disguised as a chandelier.
The former lead vocalist of M People told the judges she had tried to disguise her voice as she’s often told it’s “distinctive” and make it more difficult for the judges to guess.
Rachel Riley, Claire Richards and Debbie McGee were among some of the guesses for Chandelier made by the judges.
Speaking on her time on the show to ITV, Small said: “Very excited as the challenge was to disguise my voice so the panel couldn’t get to guess who I was.
“I wanted it to be a real surprise and I think I achieved that. I live with my son and mother and they had no clue. I managed to keep it a secret.”
Episode two: Gloria Hunniford as Snow Leopard
Television and radio presenter Gloria Hunniford offered her energetic rendition of ‘Big Spender’, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep her in the competition and she was voted out after her first performance.
Jonathan Ross managed to correctly guess Snow Leopard’s identity, with the other judges guessing it could be Dame Judi Dench, Joan Collins or Jane Seymour.
But how much input do celebrities get on the clues? “Only in as much as you are obviously talking about your life and they are things that you have done.
“So yes you do have input but we were trying to put them off the trail quite a lot,” Hunniford explained. “Jonathan of course, I’ve met so I wasn’t surprised that he got it quite quickly.”
Episode three – Will Young as Lionfish
Chart-topping popstar and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Will Young was the third celebrity revealed after falling short to Firework in the sing-off.
Will described The Masked Singer as one of the highlights of his career as it gave him the chance to sing classical music on TV, speaking to Lorraine Kelly about his time of the show.
Young told ITV: “Hiding was so easy and made it so enjoyable. I was nervous when I had to take the mask off! It was very interesting to experience.”
Episode four – Pat Cash as Bagpipes
Last weekend’s episode of the competition saw former tennis player Pat Cash become the fourth celebrity to be unmasked and leave the series.
The Australian tennis champion had endeavoured to fool the judges by putting on a fake Scottish accent, but it wasn’t enough to fool Davina McCall, who correctly guessed Bagpipes’ true identity.
“I’ve always been a frustrated rock star and fancied doing the Masked Singer from the first day I saw it,” Cash revealed when asked about his singing experience.
“I just thought it would be so much fun to rock out, although I prefer to hide behind a guitar instead of a sweaty mask. It was a great experience overall.”
Episode five – Tom Chaplin as Poodle
Keane singer Tom Chaplin is the latest celebrity to be eliminated after Saturday night’s episode (January 22).
Chaplin’s elimination makes him the fifth singer to be unmasked after a rendition of Natasha Beddingfield’s ‘Unwritten’.
After Robobunny and Poodle found themselves in the bottom two at the end of the episode, the judges eventually opted to send Robobunny through to the next round.
“One of the prerequisites of doing the show was that I had to be a poodle,” Chaplin said to ITV. “My wife had a poodle who lived to 17 and was an integral part of our lives, so it seemed like the perfect choice.”
Who’s left on the Masked Singer 2022?
With just seven masked celebrities left in the running, the competition is hotting up to decide who will win series three of The Masked Singer UK.
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The Masked Singer airs on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
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