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The Masked Singer spoilers: The 2021 contestants unmasked so far

The Masked Singer UK 2021: Who's behind the mask?

Dragon, Rita Ora and Alien. Picture: ITV

Here's a recap of all the contestants who have been unmasked on The Masked Singer UK 2021 - SPOILERS!

The Masked Singer UK is the show where celebrities put on show-stopping musical performances... all while keeping their identity a secret.

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A studio audience and panel rank the performances while also trying to figure out who is behind the mask.

After five episodes, here's a recap of who's been unmasked so far...

The Masked Singer UK 2021 spoilers

Alien

alien the masked singer
Alien is SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR

At the end of the opening show, it was revealed that the identity of Alien was singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Speaking about signing up, Sophie said: "I love a challenge and why not do it dressed as an extraterrestrial?!" Joking about keeping the show a secret, she added: "Well it turns out most of my friends and family don’t ask me much about my job after all! It was only down to my own willpower after that."
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Meanwhile, Sophie said of leaving: "I left first so I felt like a gymnast who had a cool routine with jumps and twists, who then left after their first comedy somersault. But it’s cool - I do my flips and jumps better with my own head on."

 

Seahorse

mel b the masked singer
Seahorse is MEL B

At the end of the second show, it was revealed that the identity of Seahorse was Spice Girl Mel B.

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Speaking about the show, Mel B said: "In a time when there is an awful lot to be worried about, it’s even more important to lift people’s spirits with a show that is just fun, crazy, over the top and completely bonkers so it felt like something I should do.

"Plus, I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could actually disguise my singing voice which people have known for 25 years. I lived in America for 15 years and never lost my Yorkshire accent so I wondered how hard it would be to come up with a way of singing where no-one would know it was me."

 

Swan

Martine McCutcheon is Swan.
Swan is MARTINE MCCUTCHEON

At the end of the third show, it was revealed that the identity of Swan was Martine McCutcheon.

Speaking about the show, Martine said: "After lockdown I missed performing live and I thought it would be fun to perform in disguise. It’s liberating to take on a whole new persona."

She continued: "The whole team was incredible. The voice coaches, amazing choreographers, dancers and the outfits felt so exciting. They don’t make many shows like this anymore and there are all these performers dying to entertain with some stardust and glitter.

"This show definitely gives you that and I think we need it more than ever. I was so happy to have been asked to take part in something so huge and exciting!"

 

Grandfather Clock

Glenn Hoddle
Grandfather Clock is GLENN HODDLE.

At the end of the fourth show, it was revealed that the identity of Grandfather Clock was former Swindon & England footballer and manager Glenn Hoddle.

Speaking about the show, Glenn said: "I’ve always had a passion for singing and I wanted to give it a go (again). When this came along which was too good to say no to."

Describing filming as "very surreal", he continued: "Walking around and not being able to say thank you to someone if they held a door open or hi as you walk past someone in the corridor. I’ve never experienced anything like this before and not sure I will again."

And Glenn added of his costume: "Amazing! The attention to detail was fantastic and couldn’t believe the how good it was. It was a little restrictive, so I wasn’t able to move as freely as I would have liked for a song or two but it was amazing."

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Bushbaby

Bushbaby is JOHN THOMSON
Bushbaby is JOHN THOMSON

At the end of the fifth show, it was revealed that the identity of Bushbaby was comedian and actor John Thomson.

Speaking about the show, John said: "I decided to take on the challenge because I'd originally been asked the year before but I was in the middle of filming Cold Feet. So, when the opportunity arose again, I decided to go for it."

He continued: "It was quite hard to keep a secret, the only people who knew where my partner, my ex-wife and my agent who booked me on the show. In regards to explaining trips to London, I just pretended it was for existing work that I already did.

"Secrecy when filming was major, we were picked up by the driver who had signed an NDA and as we drew closer to the studio we had to don a mask, gloves and a sweatshirt with don't speak to me on it so nobody could guess our identity. Trips from the dressing room to studio also incorporated full disguise."

 

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The Masked Singer UK airs Saturday nights on ITV.

You can watch episodes online via the ITV Hub.