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

30 January 2021, 19:58 | Updated: 5 February 2021, 13:41

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

By Polly Foreman

Who is The Masked Singer contestant Viking? Hints, clues and theories about the celebrity identity...

The Masked Singer truly is the perfect escapism TV, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

The sixth episode of season two kicks off this Saturday, and we can't wait to see what the celebs have in store.

One of the celebs competing is Viking - here's what we know about who could be behind the mask..

Read more: The Masked Singer UK characters unveiled - with hints about who they are

**Update: Viking has now been unmasked - scroll down to find out who it was...**

Who is Viking?
Who is Viking? Picture: ITV

Who is Viking?

First performance clues:

Viking said in their first VT: "You are curious who I am, I am curious too, and that's the thing about a Viking, we are a curious kind.

"We are explorers, we forge our own way. We discover answers, and in my career, throughout this competition, I'll be looking for a voice."

Twitter seems divided by who Viking could be, with suggestions including Ricky Wilson, Tom Jones, Bear Grylls, and Brian Cox.

Rita Ora also suggested Bear Grylls, and Davina McCall guessed footballer Ledley King.

Mo Gilligan also guessed Ricky Wilson, while Jonathan predicted Taron Egerton.

Viking's final clue was: "I may be a Viking, but I also wear another kind of armour".

This clue prompted Rita to guess Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen.

Second performance clues:

Viking said in their second VT: "Being a Viking, you live by your instincts."

He added that his 'footprints are across great countries outside of my own'.

"Doing my own thing underlines everything, including breaking the rules.

"Sometimes success can be found when I break something.

"Tonight, the battle calls for me once more."

Third performance clues:

Before his third performance, Viking said: "As for my identity, I'm never going to give it up.

"Vikings might have been around for millennia, but my career has been one of billions - it was over a billion people that watched me to my thing.

"I rely on tools that I was born with, and tools that I create."

Fourth performance clues:

Before his fourth performance, Viking said: "To use, there is always land beyond our horizon.

"People think Vikings are all about the conquering, about the pillaging, they're not always the heroes of the tale. But this Viking has its own tale.

"I don't care much for trinkets, and I don't feed off accolades."

Who was Viking?

Viking was unmasked as Morten Harket last week - find out how it went down here.

Who are the other Masked Singer contestants?

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

Sausage

Dragon

Harlequin

Badger

Robin

Who is on The Masked Singer panel?

Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Davina McCall are back for season two, with Mo Gilligan stepping in to replace Ken Jeong.

Speaking about his guessing ability, Jonathan Ross said: "I stand by all my guesses, even the wilder ones. I still think that there is a very good chance one day Angela Merkel will be on the show. Even though it wasn’t this series and I’m not giving too much away there, I was fairly confident at one stage that she was under one of the costumes."

Who is the host of The Masked Singer?

Joel Dommett, who presented the first series, returned to hosting duties this time round.

Speaking ahead of the show's launch, Joel said: "I’m really excited for this year because I think now people understand what it is and understand that we’re not taking it seriously, I think it’s going to be great. Last year all my tweets at the start were ‘what IS this?!’ And five minutes later those turned to ‘Oh my god I’m addicted!’ comments."

When is The Masked Singer on ITV?

The Masked Singer is on every Saturday at ITV.

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