Who is Carwash on The Masked Dancer? Celebrity identity clues and theories revealed

5 June 2021, 20:55 | Updated: 5 June 2021, 21:05

Who is Carwash?
Who is Carwash? Picture: ITV
Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Who is Carwash? Here's what we know about who The Masked Dancer contestant is...

Carwash 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.

The Masked Dancer is in full swing, and we're already firmly in detective mode trying to work out which celebs are lurking behind the masks...

The ITV series shares the same format with its sister show The Masked Singer, but the mystery celebs perform a dance - rather than song - to the panel.

One of the mystery celebs is Carwash, who has possibly one of our favourite costumes of the lot.

Here's your need-to-know on the character...

All the clues and theories about The Masked Dancer's Carwash
All the clues and theories about The Masked Dancer's Carwash. Picture: ITV

Who is Carwash?

The odds for Carwash's identity (from Betfair) are as follows:

  • Howard Donald 6/4
  • Max George 3/1
  • Harry Judd 7/1
  • Duncan James 12/1
  • Louis Smith 16/1

Howard Donald is favourite to be Carwash
Howard Donald is favourite to be Carwash. Picture: PA

In their first clue package, Carwash said: "Hey, you mucky lot, meet Carwash. I'm ready to soak up the excitement of this dancing competition, and I'm gonna let it shine.

"All this fun has got me in a right spin, I'm ready to pop bubbles, but I'm not going to be giving too much away.

"Like a carwash, I love to perform.

"I feel more like home in front of a huge crowd, soaking up the atmosphere."

"I get my energy from vitamin C."

"I sound like I sleep in a meadow."

"I might sound confident but I am quite shy."

Carwash has also said that they 'didn't have a typical childhood', and hinted that they'd danced with boybands and girlbands.

Before his semi-final performance, he seemingly dropped another Take That clue, saying: "I scrub up well. I let it shine."

The Masked Dancer final takes place on Saturday night
The Masked Dancer final takes place on Saturday night. Picture: ITV

Who else is on The Masked Dancer?

The full list of contestants are as follows:

Who is in The Masked Dancer panel?

The Masked Singer's Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan have all returned to the panel, with Strictly's Oti Mabuse joining the line-up.

Speaking about her new role, Oti said: "I’m so thrilled and honoured to be joining the panel on The Masked Dancer.  I’m a huge fan of The Masked Singer and I loved the US Masked Dancer so I just can’t wait to start on this show. As a dancer I will be watching the dancers intently looking for clues - it’s going to be so much fun!!!"

Davina McCall added: “I love playing detective and I love dancing so what could be better?! I’m currently swotting up on all things dance in preparation and I will be watching those celebrity feet like a hawk. They always have such an amazing cast on The Masked Singer so it could literally be anyone hiding and dancing behind those masks and that’s what makes it so exciting."

Who will host The Masked Dancer?

Joel Dommett has returned to host the show.

Speaking about his excitement for the new spin-off, Joel said: "Well, this is set to be an amazing fun twist…will someone do the twist?! The Masked Dancer is that little bit of silly fun our lives need right now and I’m so excited to be hosting it. I’m looking forward to some incredible costumes, epic performances and accidentally saying Masked Singer at least five times."