Phoenix has been unmasked on The Masked Singer 2023 in Saturday’s final.
The Masked Singer UK series 4 aired its final this weekend on ITV1.
The mystery singing competition sees celebrities go head to head to put on a show-stopping musical performance while concealing their identities with spectacular masks.
One contestant on this year’s series was Phoenix who impressed the panel with their vocals throughout the series.
Who is Phoenix on The Masked Singer?
In the final, Phoenix finished as runner up and took off their mask to reveal Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson.
He said of his Phoenix outfit: “At first I wanted to be something funny, like a spanner or a phone charger. Then I saw the sketches that they did for the costume and I was sold.”
In the first episode Phoenix performed Daft Punk’s Get Lucky while their second performance was to The Four Tops’ Loco in Acapulco. Their most recent performances included Elton John’s I’m Still Standing and Tom Jones’ It’s Not Unusual.
Clues included a suit of armour and saying they had experience “treading the boards”.
And a cryptic clue offered to the panel read: “I’m all flame and fire, my feathers ablaze, it may intrigue you to learn, I’ve been a catchphrase.”
Guesses from the panel have included the likes of David Tennant, Robbie Williams and Stephen Mulhern.
However viewers at home were right in guessing exactly who was under the mask.
One wrote on Twitter: “Watched a tiny #MaskedSingerUK clip and Phoenix is definitely Ricky Wilson. The clues about Pop Detectives and Parva turning into Kaiser Chiefs and their first record being huge give it away, and also the fact that it is definitely 10000% Ricky’s voice.”
Another declared: “Ricky Wilson is Phoenix I tell you now #MaskedSinger”
And a third agreed: “I am, more than ever after tonight absolutely certain it’s Ricky Wilson #MaskedSingerUK”
The Masked Singer airs on ITV1 and ITVX.
Other acts on the competition this year are Rhino, Cat & Mouse, Piece of Cake, Ghost, Fawn, Pigeon, Rubbish, Jacket Potato, Otter, Knitting and Jellyfish.
You can watch the show online via the ITVX website here.