The Masked Singer UK 2023: Who has been revealed so far?
20 February 2023, 09:18
Katherine Ryan is Pigeon on The Masked Singer UK
Who won The Masked Singer UK? Here's the full list of celebrities revealed on the series...
The Masked Singer UK is finished, with the winner Rhino being unmasked as the amazing Charlie Simpson.
Whe host Joel Dommett asked if at any point Charlie thought he'd win, the Busted singer said: "No, I was just like 'remember the lyrics and have fun'."
The ITV show sees a bunch of mystery celebs don bonkers costumes and perform a song to a live audience and panel featuring Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, and Jonathan Ross.
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Here are all the celebs that were unveiled this season…
Rhino - Charlie Simpson
After the judges put in last-minute guesses for Jason Orange, George Ezra and James Arthur, it was revealed that it was in fact Busted frontman, Charlie Simpson.
Charlie said: "I was terrified the entire time. The thing I was scared most of was remembering lyrics. I often forget lyrics to my own songs on stage, so Try, the last version of Try I did, was the only time I didn't really think about it and I tried to enjoy it."
Phoenix - Ricky Wilson
The second character to be unmasked was Phoenix, who was revealed to be lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs Ricky Wilson.
Rita shouted: "Oh my God, we did a whole show together!," after the pair worked together on The Voice.
After the judges guessed David Tennant, Ricky said: "I'm very pleased with that. Yeah, I'm a bit sad I'm not David Tennant either."
Fawn - Natalie Appleton
After Natalie was revealed as Fawn, Jonathan Ross said: “We don’t get to hear your voice like that that often where you’re singing those ballads. What an amazing act.”
Natalie added: “I loved fooling you guys, it was such a buzz” and that she had enjoyed Mo Gilligan mistaking her for Country star Shania Twain.
“I had the best time, it’s been amazing. I do recommend.”
Jellyfish - Amber Riley
After being unveiled, Glee star Amber Riley admitted she was hoping the panel wouldn’t guess her identity amid the Dreamgirls-related clues.
"I was nervous because I couldn’t see very well and my balance was pretty off and on top of the jet lag there was so much to juggle all at once. But I did it!" she said.
Praising the costume design, she added: "I thought the character was fun, but also very beautiful and over the top all at the same time,’ adding: ‘I loved the colours of the costume and thought the overall design was impeccable."
Jacket potato - Richie Sambora
When he was unmasked, Bon Jovi legend Richie Sambora said: “I love being a guitar player and a songwriter. And of course I’m very privileged and honoured to have had so much success and the accolades of being a Grammy winner, an Ivor Novello Award winner and a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee, but what I really love to do is sing!”
He added: “My hiatus from Bon Jovi and the Covid impact on my solo touring meant I could only do one thing which is make a new record until I saw The Masked Singer! I loved it and it was a lot of fun to watch it at a time where due to lockdowns and being forced to be at home the world was a little quieter than it had been since Bon Jovi kicked off 37 years ago.”
Otter - Daisy May Cooper
Judge Mo Gilligan managed to guess that Daisy May Cooper was behind Otter's mask before she was unveiled.
The This Country star explained that she did it for her daughter Pip, before joking that she 'needed the cash'.
Daisy also called the experience 'the best job I've ever done', admitting that she was 'gutted' to be voted out.
"I did it to surprise my daughter Pip," she said, adding: "But when she found out I was going to be the Otter she cried and said that it was embarrassing."
Knitting - Claire Richards
Steps star Claire Richards was revealed as Knitting on The Masked Singer in a double elimination.
Judges Davina McCall and Stephen Mulhern guessed correctly with Claire telling the panel: "I thought you were going to get me from day one, I was so chuffed when you didn't.
"I am a massive, massive fan of this show, I feel like a fan who has won a competition."
Pigeon - Katherine Ryan
Pigeon was recently revealed to be Katherine Ryan after the comedian sung Cheryl hit, “Fight For This Love”.
Before the unmasking, guesses for Pigeon’s identity included Emily Atack, Gemma Collins and Stacey Solomon.
But when she finally took the mask off, Davina McCall exclaimed: “That accent was so good!”
Opening up about the clues she had given, Catherine said: “There were a few root vegetables, building up to, with the mint sauce, a roast,” a nod to her work on the Comedy Central show Roast Battle.
Rubbish - Stephen Hendry
Seven-time snooker world champion Stephen Hendry was behind the Rubbish costume, with Jonathan Ross guessed snooker icon Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Asked by Davina why he joined cast, he explained: "I love the show and it's way out of my comfort zone so I thought why not, let's give it a go!"
He went on to explain he picked the Rubbish outfit himself, adding: "D'ya know why? Because I thought, 'I'm not gonna be able to dance very much in this..."
Cat and Mouse – Martin and Shirlie Kemp
Shirlie and Martin Kemp are Cat & Mouse on The Masked Singer UK
The Masked Singer UK fans were stunned to discover Martin and Shirlie Kemp were revealed as Cat and Mouse.
And the panel had absolutely no idea who was behind the mask, as previous guesses included Danny and Dani Dyer, Tom and Giovanna Fletcher, and David Walliams and our very own Amanda Holden.
Piece of Cake - Lulu
Lulu was the second contestant to be revealed on The Masked Singer after she performed Ed Sheeran's Shiver.
The country singer explained that her dessert-themed costume was inspired by her "sweet" personality, adding that her grandchildren were a driving factor behind taking part in the show.
“It’s adorable, I love watching the show, my grandchildren love the show, they love it – I love it and that’s why I’m here. It’s just such a fun show," she said.
Ghost - Chris Kamara
Chris Kamara was unmasked as Ghost on The Masked Singer in the first elimination.
The football pundit said he had done the show for his grandchildren, admitting he didn’t tell anyone about his appearance on the show.
“My grandkids, we'll sit around together and they’ll have no idea,” he said.
“They love this show. They just sing ‘take it off’ and grandad’s going to turn around!'
He added: “I did it for the grandkids. I want to see the surprise on their faces when they see me unmasked on the show.
“Not even my wife knows so it’s going to be a surprise for the whole family. I’m not the best at keeping secrets so I’m not sure what will shock them most, taking part in the show or keeping it a secret.”
Some clues that hinted to Chris’ identity included that he previously released two albums and has dueted with stars such as Robbie Williams and Danny Jones.
No one guessed Chris was behind the mask, with the judges predicted it could have been John Bishop and Iain Stirling.
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