Who is Beetroot on The Masked Dancer? Their true identity has been confirmed in the latest episode.
The Masked Dancer UK first series is airing nightly over the next week on ITV.
A spin-off from The Masked Singer, the dancing competition sees celebrities try to put on the best dance performance all while their identities are hidden behind mesmerising masks and costumes.
Joel Dommett hosts the new series joined by judges Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan, Oti Mabuse and Jonathan Ross.
One of the acts on the series for 2021 is Beetroot – They dance to their own beat but who is behind the mask?
Who is Beetroot on The Masked Dancer?
In the third episode (31 May), Beetroot on The Masked Dancer was unmasked as American burlesque star Dita Von Teese.
After the unmasking, 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.”
Beetroot’s first performance was to Annie Lennox’s I Put A Spell On You. Their second routine was to Lesley Gore’s It’s My Party.
In their clue packages, Beetroot made references to gardening and the country side, the North, loos, America, horse riding and ‘hearsay’.
In a teaser clue, which saw the mystery dancers give the panel a hint about their identity with two words missing, Beetroot said: “If her majesty knew I had BLANK BLANK at home she would make a salad of me.”
Giving two lies and a truth, Beetroot said: “I once found myself under a dancing spell”, “I’ve lived a swede and rich existence”, “I’m known for my feline features”.
Popular early guesses from the panel and viewers had included Kelly Osbourne and Miley Cyrus as well as Hear’Say singer and actress Kym Marsh.
Other early guesses included Kym’s bandmate Myleene Klass as well as Shania Twain and Cheryl.
The Masked Dancer 2021 airs nightly all this week on ITV and the ITV Hub.
More characters taking part in the series this year are Flamingo, Rubber Chicken, Zip, Carwash, Viper, Squirrel, Scarecrow, Beagle, Llama, Frog and Knickerbocker Glory.
Episodes are available to catch up with with the ITV Hub.
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