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

9 January 2021, 17:30 | Updated: 9 January 2021, 20:46

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

By Polly Foreman

Who is Swan? Theories and hints about The Masked Singer's celebrity identify revealed...

The second series of The Masked Singer UK is now in full swing, with a fresh batch of celebrities competing to win the wildest talent show on earth.

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The series originated in South Korea, and has proved a huge hit with viewers in the UK.

Its premise is simple - famous faces disguised in elaborate costumes perform a song in front of a live studio audience this week, and panellists Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan are tasked with guessing who they are.

One of the characters taking part this series is Swan - here's what we know.

**Update: Swan has now been revealed - scroll down to find out which celeb was behind the mask...**

Swan is one of The Masked Singer UK contestants
Swan is one of The Masked Singer UK contestants. Picture: ITV

Who is Swan?

Swan speaks in an American accent, and said at the start of her first performance in week one: "Behold the Swan.

"I might be known for being beautiful birds, but. when i think of swans i think of loyalty strength and independence.

"I am definitely a loyal kind of person, it's one of my biggest strengths.

"Swans have freedom to spread their wings.

"Becoming a swan has felt like coming full circle from where it all began.

"Tonight will be my first performance, and i hope it wont be my final swan song."

Swan's final episode one clue was: "My career has been very honoured."

A popular theory on Swan's identity on Twitter is Michelle Visage, with others suggested Katherine Ryan and Darcey Bussell.

Guesses from the judges include Michelle Visage, Ashley Roberts and Ruby Wax.

In their second VT, Swan said: "In my last performance, I led the panel on a merry dance.

"I lost out to Dragon, but it was only the opening act.

"Swans are quite noble creatures, they have a sense of regalness and purpose.

"I've even had deals with more than one president of the USA.

"Rubbing shoulders with some of the most influential people in the world has definitely been a pinch yourself moment.

"The blessing of having wings is that you never know where they might take you."

After her second performance, some viewers suggested Martine McCutcheon, with one tweeting: "I think Swan is Martine Mccutcheon. She is theatre trained, links to the Royal Family and in Love Actually there was a scene of the presidents office"

Swans 'two lies and a truth' were as follows:

"I used to be part of a girl band."

"I'm not as grand as my name suggests."

"I might be a swan, but I'm also something of a cat woman."

Has Swan been unmasked?

Swan was unmasked in episode three - and it was Martine McCutcheon!

Swan was Martine McCutcheon!
Swan was Martine McCutcheon! Picture: ITV

Who are the other Masked Singer contestants?

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

Sausage

Dragon

Viking

Blob

Harlequin

Bush Baby

Badger

Robin

Grandfather Clock

Who has been unmasked so far?

Two celebs have been unmasked on the series so far - find out who here.

Who is hosting The Masked Singer?

Joel Dommett has returned to his role as host for season two.

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."

Who won The Masked Singer last year?

Nicola Roberts, disguised as Queen Bee, was crowned winner of the series last year.

When is The Masked Singer on ITV?

The Masked Singer is on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV.

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