The Masked Dancer 2022 spoilers: All the contestants revealed

The Masked Dancer UK 2022: Who was unmasked tonight?
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Here’s a recap of all the contestants who have been unmasked on The Masked Dancer UK 2022 – SPOILERS!

The Masked Dancer UK is the TV 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 all eight episodes of series two, here’s a full recap of who’s been unmasked and results…

The Masked Dancer UK 2022 spoilers

Scissors – Heather Morris

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep8 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Heather Morris.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep8 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Heather Morris. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the final, Scissors was unmasked as Glee actress Heather Morris after being crowned the winner.

Heather said: “I was a dancer for Beyonce, I danced with her, I was one of two back-up dancers in [Single Ladies]. I have had the best time. Seriously, this has made my heart so full.”

She added: “My kids at home, I have two boys, we are huge Masked fans. My oldest, during the pandemic, would make masks himself… when I got the call for this, hands down, of course I’m going to do this, my kids will be in awe of me.”

 

Onomatopoeia – Adam Garcia

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep8 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Adam Garcia.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep8 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Adam Garcia. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the final, Onomatopoeia was unmasked as actor, singer and dancer Adam Garcia after finishing in second place.

Adam said: “I always step away from dancing and then something brings me back – and I realise, that’s right, I LOVE dancing… it brings joy.”

 

Pearly King – Bruno Tonioli

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep8 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Bruno Tonioli.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep8 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Bruno Tonioli. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the final, Pearly King was unmasked as Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli after finishing in third place.

Of signing up to the show thinking it was The Masked Singer, he joked, “I said, ‘Singer, oh yeah I’ll do it. Dancer?? You’ve got to be kidding me!’ You should always read your contract.”

Speaking about not keeping up the London accent, he laughed to host Joel Dommett: “It’s hard work to talk like that mate!” He added of his character: “It had such swagger, it’s good doing something so out of your comfort zone.”

 

Odd Socks – Kimberley Walsh

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep7 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Kimberley Walsh.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep7 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Kimberley Walsh. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the semi-final, Odd Socks was unmasked as Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh.

Kimberley said: “I did this for my kids, they love this show. They have no idea. I had to pick Odd Socks, I’m a mum of three boys, that’s my life.”

She added of keeping the show a secret: “It’s the hardest thing ever! I’m so close to my family, I feel like I have been avoiding them for weeks.”

 

Sea Slug – Denise Lewis

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep7 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Denise Lewis.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep7 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Denise Lewis. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the semi-final, Sea Slug was revealed as Olympian Denise Lewis.

Speaking about signing up for the show, Denise said: “I turn 50 this year so I wanted a challenge… I can’t sing, so dancing all the way for me.”

On keeping it all a secret, she shared: “I’ve hardly spoken to my friends during this period so I don’t mess up! That has been the most challenging part of doing the show – not being able to say a word.”

 

Candlestick – Liam Charles

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep6 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Liam Charles.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep6 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Liam Charles. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the sixth episode, Candlestick was unmasked as Bake Off star Liam Charles.

Liam first rose to fame on the Great British Bake Off and now hosts its Professionals spin-off and judges on Junior Bake Off.

On signing up for the show, Liam said: “I thought it was very different to what I do normally, so I thought why not.” He added: “I found it tough not being able to talk to anyone.”

 

Pillar & Post – David Seaman & Frankie Poultney

David Seaman and Frankie Poultney as Pillar and Post on The Masked Dancer.
David Seaman and Frankie Poultney as Pillar and Post on The Masked Dancer.

In the fifth episode, Pillar and Post were unmasked as legendary footballer David Seaman and his Dancing On Ice professional wife Frankie Poultney.

The pair did not perform in the latest episode after an injury in training forced them to withdraw from the competition on medical advice.

In a statement, Frankie said of leaving the competition: “We were gutted as we absolutely loved every minute! It was great fun but a tumble meant our Masked journey came to an end too soon, we had such a blast and we were sad that we had to hang up our masks without being able to share our final dance with you all! We have loved being part of this series and we wish the other competitors the best of luck as we continue to watch at home and try to guess who all the other celebrities are!”

 

Tomato Sauce – Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern as Tomato Sauce on The Masked Dancer.
Steph McGovern as Tomato Sauce on The Masked Dancer.

At the end of the fifth episode, Tomato Sauce was unmasked as broadcaster Steph McGovern.

Steph said after her exit: “I love the show and I love dancing. Getting to dance as a completely different person/character is thrilling!

“I can’t sing and I would never consider the masked singer but as soon as the dancing version started, I really wanted to do it.”

 

Cactus – Gareth Malone

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep4 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Gareth Malone revealed as Cactus.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep4 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Gareth Malone revealed as Cactus. ©Bandicoot TV

Cactus made it to the end of the fourth episode where they were unmasked as choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone.

Gareth said after taking off his mask: “I have had so much fun. The last time I danced I was seven and I danced with a broom in the school play.”

And he shared of keeping the show a secret: “It was an absolute nightmare, I had to lie to everyone, had to lie to my parents, I had to lie to my children, I had to lie to everyone I work with, it was really difficult and I didn’t enjoy it at all. It was really hard getting in the car and being clandestine about it and everything, and just so much of a relief when I took the mask off at the end. It was like, ‘Great, finally I can just be myself again!’”

 

Prawn Cocktail – Stacey Dooley

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep3 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Stacey Dooley.
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep3 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Stacey Dooley. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the third episode, Prawn Cocktail was officially unmasked as presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Stacey Dooley.

Stacey told host Joel of her costume on the show: “I wanted to be something really daft. I didn’t want to be anything sexy.

“It’s been a total scream. I’ve really enjoyed it,” she added.

 

Pig – Joanna Page

The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep2 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Joanna Page (Pig).
The Masked Dancer: SR2: Ep2 on ITV and ITV Hub. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Joanna Page (Pig). ©Bandicoot TV

In the second episode of the new series, Pig was unmasked as actress Joanna Page.

None of the panel named Joanna Page correctly with guesses including Anita Rani, Sandi Tosvik and Jessica Ennis Hill.

“I’ve had a fantastic time, it’s been amazing,” Joanna said, revealing that she had kept the show a secret from her children who loved to watch the series.

 

Astronaut – Jesse Metcalfe

Jesse Metcalfe The Masked Dancer
Jesse Metcalfe revealed on The Masked Dancer

In the first episode, Astronaut was unmasked as US actor Jesse Metcalfe.

Speaking about signing up for the show, Jesse said: “I thought it would be fun because dance is something that really intimidates me so it’s a fear that I wanted to face. This has been unbelievable, it’s one of the most zany things I’ve ever done in my career but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself.”

He added of the show’s secrecy: “I’m obviously based in the US, and I couldn’t tell friends why I was in the country, so lots of ignoring messages and being vague about what I was doing…and even some outright lying.”

 

The Masked Dancer UK continues Saturday nights on ITV.

You can watch episodes online via the ITV Hub.