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17 January 2020, 10:55 | Updated: 21 January 2020, 12:09
Who is the celebrity behind The Fox? The Masked Singer contestants are convinced it's Denise Van Outen...
The Masked Singer is the latest reality show taking our TVs by storm.
Originating in South Korea, the outrageous show features a lineup of mystery celebrities singing in front of a panel of judges and studio audience.
The twist is, they are disguised head-to-toe in giant nature-themed costumes which hide their true identities.
During the show’s launch, we found out that EastEnders’ Patsy Palmer was behind ‘The Butterfly’, while former Home Secretary Alan Johnson dressed up as an Egyptian Pharaoh. The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins was unmasked as Chameleon, while Teddy Sheringham revealed himself as The Tree.
So, as we prepare for another amazing instalment of the whacky programme, here’s all the theories and guesses surrounding The Fox…
On his first show, the Fox shared a few details about themselves, saying they may be ‘a bit of a party animal' who could be found ‘slinking round the East End’ of London.
They also split their time between the town and country, and randomly… likes to collect teapots.
The Fox was also described as ‘street smart, nosy and vocal’ and said she was looking forward to ‘rocking out’ during the competition.
Following the clues, many are convinced former West End star and TV presenter Denise Van Outen is behind the mask.
Eagle-eyed fans noted that all the way back in April 2011, Denise tweeted: "love teapots! I collect them Thank you".
If that wasn’t enough evidence, when Denise and ex-husband Lee Mead announced they were expecting a baby girl, they called the bump 'Teapot'.
One fan wrote on Twitter: "It's definitely Denise Van Outen 'TEAPOT' is a massive clue. She named her daughter that codename".
While a second echoed: "DENISE VAN OUTEN’S BABY WAS CODENAMED TEAPOT.”
Other guesses include the likes of Sam Fox, Catherine Tate, Stacey Dooley, Claudia Winkleman, Jacqueline Jossa, Rita Simons and Carol Vorderman.
I think that the fox 🦊 is Catherine Tate but in not 100% sure #MaskedSinger— Kira (@KewKira) January 8, 2020
Butterfly (Patsy Palmer)
Pharaoh (Alan Johnson)
Chameleon (Justin Hawkins)
Tree (Teddy Sheringham)