Here’s a recap of all the contestants who have been unmasked on The Masked Dancer UK 2021 – SPOILERS!
The Masked Dancer UK is the new show where celebrities put on show-stopping dance routines… all while keeping their identity a secret.
A studio audience and panel rank the performances while also trying to figure out who is behind the mask.
After seven episodes, here’s a full recap of who’s been unmasked…
The Masked Dancer UK 2021 spoilers
Viper – Jordan Banjo
In the first episode, Viper was unveiled as Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo.
On signing up for the show: “After the past year we all need to have some fun! I had watched parts of Masked Singer but, as a dancer, this was better for me.”
Speaking about keeping the show a secret, Jordan said: “It was super difficult, especially from friends and family… I felt like a spy.”
And Jordan added: “I love the panel, I love that it’s not treated like some super serious dance show but as a fun, feel good guessing game.”
Flamingo – Louise Redknapp
In the second episode, Flamingo was unmasked as popstar and presenter Louise Redknapp.
Speaking about signing up for the show, Louise said: “After being in lockdown for so long, it felt like such a nice change to get out and not only dance, which is something I love, but keep fit and just thoroughly enjoy doing something fun.
“The dancing appealed to me because it’s something I love to do but it isn’t my sole vocation. It’s not my job but I do use it within my job. It just seemed so fun.”
She added: “I love dancing, I loved having the freedom to go and dance, and the fun experience. It was all about having fun and not taking anything too seriously. Anyone that knows me really well will know me as someone that doesn’t take things too seriously at all so it was perfect. ”
Beetroot – Dita Von Teese
In the third episode, Beetroot was unmasked as American burlesque star Dita Von Teese..
Speaking about signing up for the show, Dita said: “I thought it would be fun to do something unexpected and out of character for me… I’ve never done anything like this, and I’m not a competitive person, but I knew it would be hilarious. I also knew people wouldn’t expect me to be under the mask.”
Talking about keeping the show a secret, Dita added: “It was truly top secret. This was one of my favourite parts of being on the show. I loved wearing the disguise… the DON’T TALK TO ME sweatshirt, the blackout visor and trainers.
“I also enjoyed not having to put on my glam every day, I kind of enjoyed being makeup-free under the disguise. But it was torture not knowing who the others were. And it was hard not to be able to talk while on set. I really wanted to be able to chat with the dancing carrots and onions supporting me through the dance number…
Rubber Chicken – Eddie the Eagle
In the fourth episode, Rubber Chicken was unmasked as sports legend Eddie the Eagle.
On signing up for the show, Eddie said: “I always love a challenge and I love dancing too.
“I loved being a Rubber Chicken. I could really be silly and play with the character but I did find the costume quite restrictive.”
He added: “I was very nervous, I had to use a lot of energy to move the outfit, but it was nice to hide inside the costume it made things slightly easier.”
Beagle – Christopher Dean
In the fifth episode, Beagle was unmasked as ice skating legend Christopher Dean.
Speaking about signing up for the show, Christopher said: “I like new challenges. I didn’t tell anyone and avoided calls from friends.
“The whole experience of wearing a disguise all the time was surreal.”
Llama – Zoe Ball
In the fifth episode, Llama was unmasked as TV and radio host Zoe Ball.
Speaking about the show, Zoe said: “I wanted to surprise my daughter, Nelly, my nieces and nephews and radio listeners who all LOVED Masked Singer.
“Well I’m tone deaf so couldn’t do Masked Singer but I love a mum dance at a wedding or a kitchen disco.”
Zoe added: “The whole thing is bonkers – I loved being Llama and trotting about. Not speaking was hard though.”
Knickerbocker Glory – Craig Revel Horwood
In the sixth episode, Knickerbocker Glory was unmasked as Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood.
He said of doing the show: “I haven’t danced for years and thought it a fun challenge. I wanted to tell everyone, it was so very difficult.
Craig said of his outfit: “It was a really happy character and fun to play. I was very nervous. However, I would be just as confident with the mask off. ”
And he added: “The panel were a riot with some hilarious guesses.”
Frog – Kelly Brook
In the sixth episode, Frog was unmasked as model and media personality Kelly Brook.
“After lockdown I wanted to challenge myself and get fit. This seemed so much fun and I love dancing,” Kelly said. “I love The Masked Singer, the costumes are fab and I love the guessing game. I can’t sing at all but I enjoy dancing.”
She continued: “You want to tell everyone but you can’t, you just hope friends and family are watching.”
And speaking about her costume, Kelly added: “Frog is so upbeat and enthusiastic. It was so much fun and the mask made me smile.”
Scarecrow – Tamzin Outhwaite
In the final, Scarecrow finished in fourth place and was unmasked as actress Tamzin Outhwaite.
She said after being unmasked: “I was a fan of The Masked Singer and the judges and I loved the trick element of it. I loved the idea of dancing more.”
Tamzin added: “The secret becomes more difficult as time goes on. I said I was doing a secret project and left it there.”
And she revealed of dancing as Scarecrow: “Lots of nerves always but the feeling of nobody knowing who you are is liberating. I feel slightly more confident with the mask on but can’t breathe as well.”
Zip – Howard Donald
In the final, Zip finished in third place and wasunmasked as Take That’s Howard Donald.
He said of signing up: “Just the challenge in itself! It felt like nothing I’ve done before. I’m sure like everyone else as well it was good to get my fitness back and help with lockdown boredom.
“Dancing has always been my thing and singing comes second.”
And Howard added of his outfit: “I love the mask. It’s me in a nutshell. From the first time I saw a drawing of the outfit I was so excited to get to be that character, although the big mask was restrictive when it came to some of the dance moves.”
Squirrel – Bonnie Langford
In the final, Squirrel finished as runner up and was unmasked as actress Bonnie Langford.
Bonnie said after the unmasking: “I love the Masked Singer and this seemed even more crazy.”
Speaking about her Squirrel character, Bonnie continued: “She’s cute and sassy. I think she has a soft nature but acts big because she’s small. She’s feisty and fun.”
And the West End legend added: “I was nervous because of the restrictions and visibility, but I found it so funny too.”
Carwash – Louis Smith
In the final, Carwash was voted the winner and was unmasked as Olympian Louis Smith.
He said of signing up for the show: “I love the singer version, I love dancing and I love performing. I think this is a lot more physical obviously but I am definitely a better dancer.”
“It was pretty easy keeping it a secret but was difficult not to tell my mum,” Louis continued. “They run a slick operation, everything is locked down.”
And he added: “I was so nervous. I like to put on a good show and I want to make myself and the team proud.”
The Masked Dancer UK airs nightly all this week on ITV.
You can watch episodes online via the ITV Hub.