Clue are you? All The Masked Singer theories and predictions as celeb identities blow fans' minds

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4 Jan 2022, 11:37

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Get your Inspector Clouseau coat and magnifying glass out immediately. The interrogating ITV show is back with a confusing bang. Here's all you need to know about the brain-boggling show and who could be hiding behind their costume.

Host Joel Dommett is joined by probing panelists Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross who are on a mission to guess who's behind the mask, plus sofa detectives taking to Twitter to identify the secret celeb.

Saturday night's 2022 TV tear-up left viewers tweeting about the star behind Doughnuts with many claiming they'd worked out who it is following references to sport, ice and being extra speedy.

Fans pointed to Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, while others were sure it was former Dancing on Ice star and goal keeper David Seaman.

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One fan wrote: "Doughnut is Gary Lineker."

Another claimed: "Gary Lineker is defo the Doughnut on Masked Singer."

A third agreed: "I think Michael Owen and Gary Lineker are red herring clues, I think Doughnuts is David Seaman."

But crisp connoisseur Gary Lineker tweeted: "You’ll never see me on that show… or Strictly, ever."

Ex-TOWIE star Mark Wright ploughed into the confusion by tweeting an emoji of a doughnut.

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One user commented: "Tease!"

Another claimed it was his partner Michelle Keegan and penned: "Don't think you're Doughnuts but I think your wife is the firework."

A second echoed: "Michelle Keegan is definitely Firework - bonus point if you are Doughnuts."

Firework's clues included: "I light up the street with a different kind of flash," with guesses including Charlotte Dawson, Molly-Mae Hague, Melanie Sykes or Mel C.

So who is Poodle? According to clues, there's references to dogs, queens, performing and the Royal Variety Performance, plus loving 'a bit of glamour'.

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Viewers leant towards John Barrowman, followed by For the Love of Dogs star and drag queen icon Lily Savage's Paul O'Grady.

One fan tweeted: "Paul O'Grady for poodle."

Another agreed: "Poodle is DEFINITELY Paul O'Grady!"

A third claimed: "Poodle is defo Paul O’Grady… For the Love of Dogs, Lily Savage (drag queen, where the queens come from)."

Could Panda be the all-singing, all-dancing BGT judge Alesha Dixon? The celeb behind the faux fur is linked to an animation and a music or talent show, is shy going solo but part of a group.

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Viewers were convinced Alesha is the talent behind the mask.

One fan said: "Panda is Alesha Dixon. Has a panda print range at Asda and there was a clue in the VT saying talent show - BGT."

Another said: "THAT IS ALESHA DIXON."

A third tweeted: "Panda is Alesha Dixon all day long - she did animation, talent show judge, artist who went solo."

Traffic Cone and his/her army of construction men dancers got people guessing with their sports-related clues pointing towards Chris Kamara or Alistair Brownlee, but some were sure it is Tom Jones after the 'I made my money taking my top off' clue.

One person wrote on Twitter: "Tom Jones IS traffic cone."

A second shared: "TRAFFIC CONE is definitely Tom Jones. I remember him saying on the Voice he worked in Construction before he made it big!"

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Who could be behind Lionfish?

Is it Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood or even the iconic Eddie Izzard, James Blunt, Jason Donovan or cheese-guru Alex James with references to "soul" and "cheese"?

Mushroom's Northern accent yet Irish toned vocals kept everyone on their toes.

Clues included "helping to control life" and a mention of "wanting to be a number of things" which could point towards Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker or actress and comedian Aisling Bea.

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Viewers were convinced the secret celebrity behind Robobunny could be Paddy McGuinness, Richard Hammond, Tom Daley or Jeremy Clarkson.

The star explained: "I might be made of metal but that doesn't stop me making a splash."

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Rockhopper's clues included links to the circus, the ability to jump and making headlines as 'being the first'.

Their American accent lead Davina to guess it was Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt who was on reality TV show The Jump.

Bagpipes got fans talking with some claiming it was Richard Madden or Rod Stewart.

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Snow Leopard was unmasked as veteran TV star Gloria Hunniford after a James Bond hint and clue about not being able to swim: "Just like cats, I'm not a fan of water."

Chandelier was unmasked as M People singer Heather Small who admitted she'd disguised her "distinctive" voice to try and stay undercover.

Heather said about her time on the show: "I’d seen Gabrielle and Joss Stone saying how much fun it was and in these most challenging of times a little bit fun is good for everyone."