Who has been revealed so far on The Masked Dancer UK?

5 June 2021, 20:19 | Updated: 5 June 2021, 21:03

Who has been unmasked on The Masked Dancer?
Who has been unmasked on The Masked Dancer? Picture: ITV
Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Which celebrities have been revealed on the new series of The Masked Dancer UK?

The Masked Dancer arrived on ITV on Saturday May 29, and the show is just as wild as we knew it would be.

It's a spin-off to hit talent show The Masked Singer, and sees mystery celebs perform a dance - rather than a song - while dressed in elaborate costumes.

The 12 contestants - Llama, Beetroot, Knickerbocker Glory, Zip, Viper, Scarecrow, Squirrel, Carwash, Beagle, Frog, Rubber Chicken, and Flamingo - have all now performed, and we've had six unmaskings.

The Masked Dancer kicked off on Saturday May 29
The Masked Dancer kicked off on Saturday May 29. Picture: ITV

Here's everyone who has left the competition so far...

Who has been unmasked on The Masked Dancer?

Who was unmasked in episode one?

In the first episode of the show, Knickerbocker Glory, Beetroot and Viper were all in the bottom three - and the panel opted to send Viper home.

After a dramatic unmasking, it was Diversity's Jordan Banjo behind the mask!

Many people on Twitter had guessed it was Jordan, with Tommy Fury being another popular guess.

Jordan Banjo was revealed as Viper
Jordan Banjo was revealed as Viper. Picture: ITV

Viper's clues were: "It's me, Viper.

"call the fashion police, theres an incredibly good looking snake in the mirror

He said "I've got a text", which could be a nod to Love Island.

"Vipers are born weird. This Viper, I eat well and stay healthy. I'm always moving around, I like to keep active. This Viper is ready to snake charm the competition."

Who was unmasked in episode two?

Louise Redknapp was behind Flamingo's mask!
Louise Redknapp was behind Flamingo's mask! Picture: ITV

In episode two of the show, it was Frog, Flamingo and Squirrel who were in the bottom three - and Flamingo was chosen to be eliminated by the panel.

After a dramatic unmasking, it turned out it was Louise Redknapp behind the mask!

She opened up about her decision to do the show in a subsequent exit interview, saying "After being in lockdown for so long, it felt like such a nice change to get out and not only dance, which is something I love, but keep fit and just thoroughly enjoy doing something fun."

Louise also discussed how difficult it was keeping it all secret, saying: "It’s hard because obviously you’re going to do dance rehearsals and you can’t tell people where you are so you’re forever making up excuses! Luckily my kids are teenagers and they didn’t ask too many questions."

Who was unmasked in episode three?

Dita Von Teese was unmasked in episode three
Dita Von Teese was unmasked in episode three. Picture: ITV

In episode three, Beetroot and Knickerbocker Glory were in the bottom two - and it was Beetroot who got the chop.

Much to the panel's surprise, it was Dita Von Teese behind the mask!

In an interview following the reveal, Dita said: "I thought it would be fun to do something unexpected and out of character for me… I’ve never done anything like this, and I’m not a competitive person, but I knew it would be hilarious. I also knew people wouldn’t expect me to be under the mask."

She added: "I was also nervous about taking on The Masked Dancer because my dance experience is limited to ballet, and social dances from the 1930s and 40s, and, of course, striptease. I never expected to go far in the competition but I knew it would be difficult for them to guess me and I knew I’d be unique."

Who was unmasked in episode four?

No one expected it to be Eddie the Eagle
No one expected it to be Eddie the Eagle. Picture: ITV

Eddie The Eagle was revealed to the the Rubber Chicken on Tuesday night's episode.

The panel were astounded when the 57-year-old lifted off his head and greeted them with a grin.

Davina McCall said: "I am really completely blown away, that's amazing!

"He is Eddie the Eagle he learnt how to fly, chicken, fly!"

Who was unmasked in episode five?

Thursday's episode say to series' first double elimination, and it was Beagle and Llama who were unmasked.

Beagle was revealed to be Christopher Dean, and Llama was Zoe Ball.

Christoper Dean was unmasked as Beagle
Christoper Dean was unmasked as Beagle. Picture: ITV

Speaking after being unmasked, pro skater Christoper said: "It’s a totally different way of moving and remembering steps.  I was trying to match with a partner I couldn’t see half the time."

Zoe added of her costume: "The whole thing is bonkers – I loved being Llama and trotting about. Not speaking was hard though."

Zoe Ball was behind Llama's mask
Zoe Ball was behind Llama's mask. Picture: ITV

Who was unmasked in the semi-final?

There was a double elimination in the semi-final, and Knickerbocker Glory was unmasked as Craig Revel Horwood!

Speaking in his exit interview, he said: "I haven’t danced for years and thought it a fun challenge."

Craig Revel Horwood was Knickerbocker Glory!
Craig Revel Horwood was Knickerbocker Glory! Picture: ITV

He also added that he 'wanted to tell everyone' and that it was 'so difficult' to keep it a secret.

After doing a dance off with Carwash, Frog was unmasked - and it was Heart's very own Kelly Brook!

Kelly, who presents on Heart from 4-7pm Monday-Friday with JK, said: "I've always loved dancing, but I've not danced for years. So I can pat myself on the back and say 'I did that'. It's just been the best experience ever."

Heart's Kelly Brook was Frog!
Heart's Kelly Brook was Frog! Picture: ITV

And speaking in her exit interview, she added: "Frog is so upbeat and enthusiastic. It was so much fun and the mask made me smile."

Who was unmasked in the final?

Scarecrow came fourth in the Masked Dancer - and was the first to be unmasked.

They were revealed as EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite.

Guest judge was flabbergasted to see her 'cousin-in-law' grinning widely as she lifted the huge sack character's head from her shoulders.

Tamzin, 50, said that she had based her character on a teenage boy to try and keep the judges off her case.

She said: "I was basing Scarecrow on a teenage boy to trick them into thinking I’m a boy or young.

"I watched the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz to find a character."

Howard Donald has been revealed as Zip on the Masked Dancer.

The Take That star came third, following Scarecrow out of the competition.

"Not even my daughters knew," he told the judges, adding that his grown-up children were quizzing him about what he had been doing in London.

However Take That's die-hard fans knew, with a lot of them IDing him from the first appearance.

Dancer and ex-EastEnders star Bonnie Langford was revealed as Squirrel. And speaking in her exit interview, she added: "Frog is so upbeat and enthusiastic. It was so much fun and the mask made me smile."

Who was unmasked in the final?

And speaking in her exit interview, she added: "Frog is so upbeat and enthusiastic. It was so much fun and the mask made me smile."

Who was unmasked in the final?

Scarecrow came fourth in the Masked Dancer - and was the first to be unmasked.

They were revealed as EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite.

Guest judge was flabbergasted to see her 'cousin-in-law' grinning widely as she lifted the huge sack character's head from her shoulders.

Tamzin, 50, said that she had based her character on a teenage boy to try and keep the judges off her case.

She said: "I was basing Scarecrow on a teenage boy to trick them into thinking I’m a boy or young.

"I watched the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz to find a character."

Howard Donald has been revealed as Zip on the Masked Dancer.

The Take That star came third, following Scarecrow out of the competition.

"Not even my daughters knew," he told the judges, adding that his grown-up children were quizzing him about what he had been doing in London.

However Take That's die-hard fans knew, with a lot of them IDing him from the first appearance.

Dancer and ex-EastEnders star Bonnie Langford was revealed as Squirrel.

The 56-year-old had the panel and viewers at home believing she was a much younger woman thanks to her high kicks and splits.

But it was Carwash who was crowned winner of The Masked Dancer - and gymnast Louis Smith was revealed as the high energy character.

The panel were quick to heap praise on the Olympian, who had stunned the audience from his very first time on stage.

He told them that he wanted to do something fun to cheer people up after lockdown.

Mission accomplished!