Who is Squirrel on The Masked Dancer? Celebrity identity revealed

5 June 2021, 21:02

Who is The Masked Dancer's Squirrel?
Who is The Masked Dancer's Squirrel? Picture: ITV
Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Who is Squirrel? Everything we know so far about The Masked Dancer contestant, including clues and theories.

Dancer and ex-EastEnders star Bonnie Langford was revealed as Squirrel.

The panel were amazed that the 56-year-old had performed such energetic and sexy routine, with plenty of high leg kicks and a flying splits.

Unsurprisingly, she later admitted that she had been watching videos of girlbands to get some inspiration!

The Masked Dancer has been absolutely incredible, and we're devastated it's now coming to an end.

Read more: First look at The Masked Dancer characters - including Beagle, Squirrel and Carwash

So far in the series, we've seen Viper be revealed as Diversity's Jordan Banjo, Louise Redknapp as Flamingo, Dita Von Teese as Beetroot last night, Rubber Chicken as Eddie the Eagle, Beagle as Christoper Dean, and Llama as Zoe Ball.

One of the characters left is Squirrel - here's what we know about the character.

All the theories and clues about Squirrel we have so far...
All the theories and clues about Squirrel we have so far... Picture: ITV

Who is Squirrel?

The latest odds (from Betfair) on their celebrity identity are as follows:

  • Maisie Smith 10/11
  • Cheryl Cole 4/1
  • AJ Pritchard 6/1
  • Rochelle Humes 10/1
  • Dani Dyer 20/1

In Squirrel's first clue package, they said: "time to go nuts over this urban squirrel, i've got street cred and curb appeal.

"I cant wait to be a right furry nuisance in this competition.

"Us squirrels get ahead of the game by impersonating other animals around us, it's like magic.

"This squirrel has been lucky enough to be cutting it with TV royalty from an early age, and as you can tell from my fur coat - it's rubbed off.

"I sure had firm grounding, this branch didn't fall far from the tree."

"Time for this lady to style it out on the dance floor."

"This isn't the first time I've been this close to Joel."

"I'm regularly surrounded by superfans."

"You often see me on Christmas Day."

Squirrel said before their third performance that they've been the 'new kids on the block', and hinted at joining one of the 'UK's biggest double acts'.

Before their semi final performance, Squirrel showed a photo of Will.i.am in a scrapbook, and also held up a magazine saying 'nuts about fashion' at the start of the dance.

Who else is on The Masked Dancer?

The full list of contestants (past and present) are as follows:

Who is on The Masked Dancer panel?

The Masked Singer's Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, and Mo Gilligan have all returned - and Oti Mabuse has also joined the line-up.

Oti Mabuse is joining The Masked Dancer panel
Oti Mabuse is joining The Masked Dancer panel. Picture: PA

Speaking about her role in the run-up to the show, 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!!!"

Mo Gilligan added: "I love The Masked Singer. It’s a crazy bit of joy, which we all need right now - so when ITV asked if I wanted to join The Masked Dancer I, of course, said a huge yes! I’m really looking forward to getting back with the team for another brilliant series."

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