The Masked Singer has become a staple in Saturday night TV as viewers guess who’s behind the costumes.
The crazy ITV singing show sees celebrities performing against each other anonymously in elaborate costumes of characters like Swan and Grandfather Clock, vying to keep their place in the competition or be forced to remove the mask if they’re eliminated.
Love or loathe the show, there’s no denying it’s got the nation hooked on guessing who’s behind the mask as they pick up on the clues dropped by the characters on the show – who speak in distorted voices when they’re not singing – and make their guesses as to which celebrity could be the singer under the costume.
So far, three celebrities have been unmasked on the hit show – Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scary Spice Mel B, and Martine McCutcheon.
There’s still a whole host of interesting characters to unmask from a sausage and chips takeaway to a retro Furby-style ‘Bush Baby’, and some of them may be more familiar to us than we think.
Here in Kent, it seems we may be able to claim two of this year’s masked singers, Blob and Dragon, with local faces thought to be the contestants hiding behind the kooky costumes.
Here are the two local faces who could be unmasked in coming episodes.
The TV personality who resides in Kent is one of the celebs fans and judges think could be behind the character of Dragon.
Lots of the hints about who could be behind Dragon point to Paul – the character once said they didn’t want to “drag on”, hinting to his past as drag queen Lily Savage, and the rainbow chest on Dragon’s costume has hinted at an LGBTQ+ ally.
During two lies and one truth, one of Dragon’s claims was that their name is their “biggest clue”, so the drag-on connection could be valid.
Dragon has also said they are able to “perform in a way they would never be able to normally”, again hinting at Paul’s performances as Lily Savage – especially when compared to donning a colourful dragon costume to perform on the show.
There have also been some references to Dragon’s Den too, and more of the character’s clues include a picture of money inside a house and an hours’ timer near them as they speak about meeting a partner so these could be signs that throw off from the Kent animal-lover, but Paul O’Grady still stands a good chance of being the singer behind this mask.
A show like The Masked Singer seems fitting for the crazy TV presenter who grew up in Staplehurst.
Many think he could be underneath the Blob costume, with one of the strong hints about the celeb being the four eyes on the costume, indicating a glasses-wearer.
Blob has also said that they’ve recorded a demo for Simon Cowell before, and the Kent-raised funny man has been known to have upset the music mogul after his Simon-inspired character in X-Factory mockery musical I Can’t Sing made him look like an ‘idiot’ – perhaps he could have sent a song ahead of the show?
Judges and viewers have assumed that Blob is a comedian of some sort with the entertaining costume and fun personality, and Harry more than fits the bill.
There aren’t many hints for Blob on the show yet, but they’ve also said they wanted to be Batman as a child, and people think they may be a teacher of some kind.
With more clues to come in following episodes, hopefully we’ll be able to pin down the celebrity behind the mask and see Kent represented by at least one of the masked singers.
Original posted at www.kentlive.news