Who is Alien on The Masked Singer? Celebrity identity clues and theories revealed
26 December 2020, 16:00 | Updated: 27 December 2020, 13:11
Who is Alien on The Masked Singer UK? Find out the theories about the identity of the contestant.
Good news for fans of the most bonkers show on earth - The Masked Singer UK has finally returned to our screens.
Celebrities who took past last year included Skin, Justin Hawkins, Patsy Palmer and Nicola Roberts, who went on to win the show.
The first episode of the new series kicked off on Boxing Day on ITV, and we can't wait to see what the latest batch of mystery celebs have in store for us this year.
One of the mystery singers performing is Alien. Here's everything we know about the character, and who might be behind the mask...
**Update: Alien's identity has been revealed - scroll to the bottom of this article if you'd like to know the spoiler...**
Who is Alien? All the theories and clues so far...
In the VT prior to their first performance, Alien said: "Greeting earthlings, I am the Alien.
"I have travelled faster than the speed of light
She also said that she had come to our planet in 'spectacular fashion'.
She added: "From space, earth looks like a tony toy, and all the people on it are models.
"I have undertaken this independent exploration of your planet.
"My mission - to spread joy, love and glitter. Tonight, I hope the audience are ready for their first encounter with an alien."
Jonathan Ross guessed that Alien is Brenda Blethyn from Vera, while Rita Ora guessed Sophie Dahl.
Mo Gilligan guessed Lily Allen, and Davina predicted Joel Dommett's wife Hannah Cooper....
Alien's last clue was: "I have never been invaded, but I have been part of an epic battle."
Many people on Twitter have guessed that Alien is Sophie Ellis-Bexter, with one writing: "I think Alien is Sophie Ellis Bextor disguising her voice. The “epic battle” was the chart race with Posh Spice".
Has Alien been unmasked?
Alien was unmasked in the first episode, and it was Sophie Ellis-Bextor!
After the reveal, host Joel Dommett discussed Sophie's clues with her, saying: "Because you had the crime scene thing, murder on the dance floor - there was a moment when I thought you were my wife.
"The clue was the battle - am I right in thinking you were in an episode of Game of Thrones?"
Sophie then revealed that she was indeed in the battle scene of the Game of Thrones, and that she had done the show for her kids.
Who are the other Masked Singer UK contestants?
See below for the full list of characters competing on this season of The Masked Singer.
Who is presenting The Masked Singer?
Joel Dommett is returning to host The Masked Singer this series.
Who is on The Masked Singer panel?
Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross will all reprise their roles, with Mo Gilligan stepping in to replace Ken Jeong.
Speaking about his new role, comedian Mo said in a statement: "It’s a real privilege to be joining The Masked Singer team. It’s one of the funniest shows out there and I’m really proud to play my small part to help bring a little bit of joy to the nation. I can’t wait to join Jonathan, Rita, Davina, Joel and hopefully Ken! Now… let’s get cracking."
And opening up about what drew her to the show, Davina said: "What I love about this show is that it is not a singing competition. What I really like is that there are some people who are frightened singers, there are some people who are hugely confident and so you get a variety of different types of voices. The other thing I like is that a lot of it is about the costume and the type of performance that person can give."
When is The Masked Singer on ITV?
The Masked Singer is on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV.