Who is The Tree? The identity of The Masked Singer contestant revealed as Teddy Sheringham

12 January 2020, 17:59 | Updated: 7 February 2020, 13:38

Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

The Masked Singer viewers have guessed David Beckham, Peter Crouch and Jamie Redknapp...

It's only been on for a few weeks, but the entire nation is already hooked on The Masked Singer.

Originating in South Korea, the outrageous reality show sees a lineup of celebrities dressed up in ridiculous disguises which hide their true identities.

They then perform an iconic song to judges Jonathon Ross, Ken Jeong, Davina McCall and Rita Ora, as well as studio audience.

Everyone is then left guessing who is behind the mask, before two celebs are eliminated every week.

The tree has baffled ITV viewers
The tree has baffled ITV viewers. Picture: ITV

So far, we’ve had EastEnders’ Patsy Palmer dancing around in a Butterfly costume, and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson mimicking an Egyptian Pharaoh. Chameleon was revealed to be The Darkness singer Justin Hawkins, while Daisy is none other than Kelis.

And now we also know that the man behind The Tree, is football legend Teddy Sheringham. So, here's everything we know about his time on the show.

Who is The Tree on The Masked Singer?

The Tree was Teddy Sheringham, after confirming he was a footballer by declaring he might not be ‘pitch perfect’ but it was his ‘goal’ to win in the competition.

The Tree later added that he was doing it for their kids, which had social media users convinced he was a retired footie player.

Rita Ora was quick to guess Peter Crouch, shouting: “I do think I have it. You’re pretty tall. You’re crouching underneath the branch. Are you a Peter Crouch type of person?”

And social media users agreed, with one writing: “Thinking the tree is Peter Crouch #TheMaskedSinger.”

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“@petercrouch own up mate that’s you on #TheMaskedSinger isn’t it,” a second added.

38-year-old Peter later denied the speculation, writing on Twitter: “I can confirm I am not a singing tree.”

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Other guesses included the likes of Frank Lampard, John Terry, Jamie Redknapp, Chris Kamara and Alan Shearer.

Meanwhile, some viewers were also convinced the contestant sounds exactly like David Beckham.

One person tweeted: "Tree is David Beckham #MaskedSinger"

Another added: "David Beckham can do everything even sing #MaskedSinger".

Who are the other Masked Singer contestants?

Butterfly (Patsy Palmer)

Pharaoh (Alan Johnson)

Chameleon (Justin Hawkins)

Tree (Teddy Sheringham)

Daisy (Kelis)

Duck (Skin)

Unicorn (Jake Shears)

Fox

Octopus

Hedgehog

Monster

Queen Bee