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

9 January 2021, 18:00 | Updated: 18 January 2021, 15:52

Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Badger is one of the contestants competing on The Masked Singer UK - here's what we know about the character.

Good news for fans of probably the wildest show to ever grace our televisions - The Masked Singer is back on our screens.

The ITV show is now entering its fifth week, and we've seen all the mystery celebs perform their first and songs.

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Joel Dommett is back on hosting duties, with Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross all reprising their roles on the panel.

One of the characters competing this series is Badger.

Here's what we know about the character.

Badger is competing on The Masked Singer
Badger is competing on The Masked Singer. Picture: ITV

Who is Badger?

Badger, who performed for the first time on week one, said in its first VT: "Yo, I'm the Badger.

"The Badger is a pretty unmistakable animal, yet life behind the mask means my identity is going to be completely hidden.

"In my career, I've been totally used to being anonymous.

"Seriously, there have been times i could have been on the street surrounded by people, but nobody would have had any idea who I am.

"Tonight, it's me versus Sausage, and I'm going to try and claw my way to victory."

Badger's final clue was: "I see things like a virtual world."

Twitter seems divided by Badger's identity, with some claiming he sounds like Will Young...

A number of people are claiming that it could be lead singer of virtual band Gorillaz, due to his claim that he is used to be anonymous.

One fan wrote: "For Badger to be Damon Albarn on #MaskedSingerUK it would make sense if you know it sounded like him?"

Guesses from the judges from week one are as follows:

- Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay

- Andy Serkis

- Ne-Yo

- Will Young

Badger said in his second VT: "My last performance was amazing.

"When it comes to digging, they'll have to get up extra early to catch me.

"Badgers are shy creatures, and I certainly was when I was younger, especially around girls.

"At school, I wrote poems about girls that I liked, but I was so shy i'd never show them.

"Due to my shyness, for years, I had a talent for years I kept hidden.

"Then why day I decided to show my friends what i could do, and this badger blossomed.

"Then I learnt a lesson - be yourself is your greatest gift.

"Badger fur is black and white and I'm going to go out there and win tonight."

Badger's 'two lies and a truth' are as follows:

"I'm good at dodging furniture.

"When working, I'm often found in green.

"Strictly speaking, dancing is something I'm well known for."

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Who are the other Masked Singer contestants?

See below for the full list of current Masked Singer contestants.







Bush Baby



Grandfather Clock

Who has been revealed on The Masked Singer so far?

Find out who has been revealed on The Masked Singer UK here.

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 the show, Rita said: "It’s full of madness. It’s completely crazy. It’s just great family entertainment television. It has so many surprises.

"It's not a competition which I think is fantastic. You don’t have that element of who’s going to win, who’s going to lose because at the end of the day it’s not about that. It’s just like ‘what the hell is going on?!’ which for me is the best sort of television in the world. You want to watch TV to get away from stuff and I think that’s what this show does."

Which Celebrities took part in the first series?

- Patsy Palmer (Butterfly)

- Jason Manford (Hedgehog)

- Katherine Jenkins (Octopus)

- Nicola Roberts (Queen Bee)

- CeeLo Green (Monster)

- Alan Johnson (Pharaoh)

- Teddy Sheringham (Tree)

- Kelis (Daisy)

- Justin Hawkins (Chameleon)

- Denise Van Outen (Fox)

- Skin (Duck)

- Jake Shears (Unicorn)


The Masked Singer UK characters unveiled - with hints about who they are