Here’s a full run down of the Masked Singer UK contestants in 2022 plus all the hints and clues to their identity.
Back for its third series, The Masked Singer sees twelve celebrities taking part in a singing show all while dressed head to toe in elaborate costumes, their identities kept secret on and off stage.
As each celebrity sings, a panel and studio audience, together with those watching at home, are left guessing who’s behind the mask as the celebrity singers try to throw them off the scent.
After the final, here’s a full recap about the contestants, the hints and clues to their identities and who was really behind the masks…
The Masked Singer contestants
Lighting up the room with their performance, meet Chandelier.
At the end of the first show, Chandelier was unmasked as singer Heather Small.
Week 1: Crazy – Patsy Cline
Cryptic clue: “I’ve shone my light in some very cold places.”
Confirmed identity: Singer Heather Small.
Snow Leopard (UNMASKED)
This singer is snow joke, it’s Snow Leopard.
At the end of the second show, Snow Leopard was unmasked as TV and radio broadcaster Gloria Hunniford.
Week 1: Big Spender – Shirley Bassey
Cryptic clue: “Just like cats, I’m not a fan of water.”
Confirmed identity: Gloria Hunniford
Hear them roar, it’s Lionfish.
At the end of the third show, Lionfish was unmasked as singer Will Young.
Week 1: Nessun Dorma – Giacomo Puccini
Week 2: I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
Cryptic clue: “I’ve appeared in places I’ve never been.”
Two lies and a truth: “Things I have done have been called extreme”, “I know how to make a very good point” and “These fins have made waves by spinning discs.”
Confirmed identity: Will Young
Bagpipes – the pride of Scotland will be hoping to hit the high notes.
At the end of the fourth episode, Bagpipes was unmasked as Grand Slam tennis champ Pat Cash.
Week 1: Song 2 – Blur
Week 2: Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Cryptic clue: “I played a wee tune with a tumbling rock.”
Two lies and a truth: “I’ve been known to question your sincerity”, “My name stands at 45 feet tall” and “A guitar strap became something I’m known for”.
Confirmed identity: Pat Cash
Poodle promises to deliver paw-some performances.
At the end of the fifth episode, Poodle was unmasked as Keane lead singer Tom Chaplin.
Week 1: Rocket Man – Elton John
Week 2: What’s New Pussycat? – Tom Jones
Week 3: Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
Cryptic clue: “I once went on a very long walkies.”
Two lies and a truth: “I might be fancy but I’m not afraid to busk it”, “I’ve been known for being hazel cerulean and ultra lilac”, “I have to admit I do love to be idolised”.
Song clue: Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
Confirmed identity: Tom Chaplin
Bang! Here comes Firework.
At the end of the sixth episode, Firework was unmasked as actress Jaime Winstone.
Week 1: Domino – Jessie J.
Week 2: Fame – Irene Cara.
Week 3: Kids – Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue.
Week 4: ABBA – Waterloo
Cryptic clue: “I light up the street with a different kind of flash.”
Two lies and a truth: “I made a real impression with something I love”, “You couldn’t make up how I beat nine hundred people” and “I don’t like waste but I have been guilty of dumping.”
Song clue: Kids by Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue
Confirmed identity: Jaime Winstone
Doughnuts looks like a sweet treat but will they run rings around everyone who tries to figure out who they are.
At the end of the sixth episode, Doughnuts was unmasked as footballer Michael Owen
Week 1: Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Week 2: Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls
Week 3: Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Week 4: Five – Everybody Get Up
Cryptic clue: “As well as being sweet I’ve also been savoury”.
Two lies and a truth: “I share a name that’s very close to home”, “I’ve managed to develop a range of talents” and “Something about me has been compared to royalty”.
Song clue: Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Confirmed identity: Michael Owen
Traffic Cone (UNMASKED)
Traffic Cone – they may be able to stop traffic in this high-vis high fashion costume.
At the end of the seventh episode, Doughnuts was unmasked as classical signer and presenter Aled Jones.
Week 1: Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley.
Week 2: When She Loved Me – Sarah McLachlan.
Week 3: Back For Good – Take That.
Week 4: A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
Week 5: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
Cryptic clue: “I made my money taking my top off.”
Two lies and a truth: “I had a gold plated childhood”, “My name makes me king but I’m no rascal”, “It’s often been said that I’m a stand up fella”.
Song clue: Back For Good by Take That
Confirmed identity: Aled Jones.
Rockhopper will be making tweet music in a bid to peng-win.
At the end of the seventh episode, Doughnuts was unmasked as Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams.
Week 1: Higher Love – Kygo & Whitney Houston.
Week 2: Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse.
Week 3: Edge Of Midnight – Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks.
Week 4: We Don’t Need Another Hero – Tina Turner
Week 5: Adore You – Harry Styles / Loving You – Minnie Riperton
Cryptic clues: “This penguin made headlines by being the first”, “My name has been up on lights on more than one type of Billboard”
Two lies and a truth: “I am big fan of a weekend meal delivered in the evening”, “Sporting events are where I feel right at home”, “Even though it’s cold I still know how to slay”.
Song clue: Edge Of Midnight by Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks.
Confirmed identity: Michelle Williams.
Is it a robot? Is it a bunny? No! It’s Robobunny.
At the end of the final, Robobunny finished in third place and was unmasked as Westlife legend Mark Feehily.
Week 1: Saving All My Life For You – Whitney Houston
Week 2: Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Week 3: Dynamite – BTS
Week 4: The Music Of The Night – Phantom Of The Opera
Week 5: Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Ariana Grande / Nothing Breaks Like a Heart – Mark Ronson
Week 6: Run – Leona Lewis
Cryptic clues: “I might be made of metal but that doesn’t stop me making a splash”, “I can’t tell you where I’m from but I have circumnavigated the world over ten times”, “Winning The Masked Singer would be my second greatest achievement”.
Two lies and a truth: “These metal shoes are made for more than moonwalking”, “I’m not one for revenge but I’ll always get payback” and “It was a knockout performance that launched my career.”
Song clue: Dynamite by BTS
Confirmed identity: Westlife’s Mark Feehily
Hoping to go all the way and be crowned champignon, it’s Mushroom.
At the end of the final, Mushroom finished was runner up and was unmasked as singer Charlotte Church.
Week 1: It’s Oh So Quiet – Bjork.
Week 2: There Are Worse Things I Could Do – Stockard Channing.
Week 3: Crazy – Gnarls Barkley.
Week 4: Stone Cold – Demi Lovato
Week 5: Don’t Walk Away – Jade / The Power of Love – Celine Dion
Week 6: The Flower Duet – Leo Delibes
Cryptic clues: “I just want to bring peace and love man”, “Just like my voice I have quite the range,” “I stole the show from my Modryb”.
Two lies and a truth: “It could be said that I’ve raised an eye brow”, “Something I did got everybody talking”, “My carer started out a little bit fizzy”.
Song clue: Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
Confirmed identity: Charlotte Church
Bamboo-zling those who try to guess who’s behind the mask, meet Panda.
At the end of the final, Panda was named the winner and unmasked as singer Natalie Imbruglia.
Week 1: Levitating – Dua Lipa.
Week 2: Hot Stuff – Donna Summer.
Week 3: Story Of My Life – One Direction.
Week 4: Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
Week 5: Karma Chameleon – Culture Club / Dancing On My Own – Robyn
Week 6: Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Cryptic clues: “It’s not the first time I’ve been this animated”, “My panda feet have carried me to screens big and small and across the stage into fields of music”, “Something I once said was a little bit Frankenstein.”
Two lies and a truth: “You could say something about me is elf-like”, “I’ve made my name in footwear”, “I’m not old fashioned, I’m thoroughly modern”.
Song clue: Story Of My Life by One Direction.
Confirmed identity: Natalie Imbruglia
The Masked Singer continues on ITV each weekend.