Who is Rubbish on The Masked Singer? Celebrity identity clues and theories

23 January 2023, 09:26

Rubbish performs Robbie Williams song on The Masked Singer UK

Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

The Masked Singer 2023: Which celebrity is Rubbish and what theories are there?

The Masked Singer is back with a brand new batch of celebrities and we are already hooked.

Returning for a much-anticipated fourth series in the UK, the weird and wonderful reality show kicked off on New Year’s Day.

Also back for another go at uncovering who’s behind the mask are judges Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan.

One character who caught the eye of viewers was Rubbish. So, which celebrity was behind the costume and what clues were given? Here’s what we know…

Stephen Hendry is Rubbish on The Masked Singer
Stephen Hendry is Rubbish on The Masked Singer. Picture: ITV

Who is Rubbish? Clues and theories so far

Stepping out from beneath the Rubbish costume was seven-time snooker world champion Stephen Hendry this time.

Asked by Davina why he'd decided to join this year's cast, the Scotsman 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!"

See the full list of clues and hints here:

  • "There's no time to waste - it's Rubbish!"
  • Speaking with a strong cockney accent.
  • "I'm the one that you've been waiting for and I'm here to work."
  • Walked past a series of multi-coloured bins.
  • A red bin read 'No 1'.Rubbish.
  • "Cleaning up, that's what I do best."
  • "We're all solo and I'm here to do different things
  • "Inside of my bin is trash I'm compiling. As a person, I'm happy but you won't see me smiling."

Jonathan Ross guessed EastEnders' actor Dean Gaffney was behind the mask, Rita Ora was convinced that it was rapper Goldie.

Sir Chris Hoy and Sir Bradley Wiggins were also suggested, as well asAnthony Costa from band Blue.

The Masked Singer judges 2023
The Masked Singer judges 2023. Picture: ITV

Who are the other Masked Singer contestants?

What time is The Masked Singer on ITV?

The show is on every Saturday at 7pm.

When is The Masked Singer final?

We don't yet have an official date of when the final is, but the show usually runs for eight weeks.

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