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Eddie the Eagle spills all on his time on The Masked Dancer as Rubber Chicken

Eddie The Eagle as Rubber Chicken. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV

Eddie the Eagle has revealed all about his time on The Masked Dancer.

The Masked Dancer continued on Tuesday night as five more characters - Squirrel, Carwash, Rubber Chicken, Frog and Beagle - took to the the stage.

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Frog and Rubber Chicken found themselves at the bottom of the pecking order. They put on a cracking performance but in the end the panel chose to save Frog.

Rubber Chicken was unmasked as sports star Eddie The Eagle in a surprise to the panel.

Eddie The Eagle. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV
Eddie The Eagle. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV

Speaking about signing up, 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."

Eddie admitted: "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.

None of the panel correctly guessed Eddie, who revealed: "I wanted the most obscure clues to be used, some clues might be a bit too easy to get.

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"They really thought about what was said in the clues, there was a lot of lateral thinking. I’d be useless at it. I was impressed at how many celebrity names they could come up with."

Describing his time on the show as "Physical, fantastic and fun", Eddie continued: "I loved it, that was the best part no one knew who I was.

"My only thing would be to make [the costume] easier to move in and breathe. I loved thinking like a chicken and embraced the whole character."

Eddie The Eagle as Rubber Chicken. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV
Eddie The Eagle as Rubber Chicken. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV

And Eddie confessed he was "gutted" to be eliminated from the show.

"I wanted to go all the way," he said.

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The Masked Dancer on ITV & the ITV Hub continues at 7:30PM on Thursday, 3 June. There's no episode tonight (2 June) due to the football.

Acts left on the show are Frog, Llama, Squirrel, Zip, Carwash, Beagle, Knickerbocker Glory and Scarecrow.

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