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The Masked Singer 2023 contestants, spoilers, hints, clues and reveals from series 4

Here’s a full run down of the Masked Singer UK contestants in 2023 plus all the hints and clues to their identity.

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Back for its fourth series, The Masked Singer sees famous faces compete to put on the best musical performance as their identities are kept secret behind spectacular masks.

Joel Dommett fronts The Masked Singer fourth season alongside judges Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan. They will try to correctly guess who is hiding in the costume each episode.

Here’s all we know so far about the contestants, the spoilers, hints and clues to their identities plus the popular guesses so far…

The Masked Singer contestants

GHOST (UNMASKED)

Ghouls just want to have fun – Its Ghost!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Ghost.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Ghost. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Chris Kamara.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep1 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Chris Kamara.

At the end of the first episode, Ghost was unmasked as football pundit and presenter Chris Kamara.

Performances
Episode 1: The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me

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Clues
Has wailed with some of the best
Spends time in the attic
Riddle: “I might be a ghost and that means I’m dead but I’m fully immortal in a drink with a head.”

Confirmed identity: Chris Kamara

 

PIECE OF CAKE (UNMASKED)

Could this be history in the baking – it’s Piece of Cake!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Piece of Cake.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Piece of Cake. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep2 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Lulu.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep2 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Lulu. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the second episode, Piece of Cake was unmasked as legendary singer Lulu.

Performances
Episode 2: Ed Sheeran – Shivers

Clues
Often at the centre of a celebration
Cherries and wishing wells
Riddle: “My icing is white, pinkish and blue, as confectionery go, I’m of a select few.”

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Confirmed identity: Lulu

 

CAT & MOUSE (UNMASKED)

They’re feline good – Its Cat and Mouse

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Cat & Mouse.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Cat & Mouse. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep3 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Martin and Shirlie Kemp.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep3 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Martin and Shirlie Kemp. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the third episode, Cat & Mouse were unmasked as Martin kemp & Shirlie Kemp.

Performances
Episode 1: Doris Day & Robert Goulet – Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better).
Episode 3: Judy Garland – Get Happy

Clues
20,000,000
Spices
“I’m on the case, I’m not afraid, you stole the cheese, and some Jade”.
Number 9 in French (Neuf)

Confirmed identity: Martin kemp & Shirlie Kemp

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RUBBISH (UNMASKED)

There’s no time to waste – it’s Rubbish!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Rubbish.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Rubbish. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Stephen Hendry.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Stephen Hendry. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the fourth episode, Rubbish was unmasked as snooker champion Stephen Hendry.

Performances
Episode 2: Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
Episode 4: Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby Ruby Ruby

Clues
Red bin with “No. 1”
“Cleaning up is what I do best”
A Formula 1 car and frames
Riddle: “Inside of my bin is trash I’m compiling, as a person I’m happy but you won’t see my smiling.”

Confirmed identity: Stephen Hendry

 

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PIGEON (UNMASKED)

It must be dove – it’s Pigeon!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Pigeon.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Pigeon. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep5 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Katherine Ryan
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep5 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Katherine Ryan ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the fifth episode, Pigeon was unmasked as comedian and actress Katherine Ryan.

Performances
Episode 2: TLC – No Scrubs
Episode 4: Usher – Yeah
Episode 5: Cheryl – Fight For This Love

Clues
Has ruffled a few feathers in her time and asks the tougher questions
Bag of carrots, a cauliflower and mint sauce
A wheel
Riddle: “I’m an old pigeon mamma and I’ve such a warm heart, let me share some of my wisdom – life imitates art.”

Confirmed identity: Katherine Ryan

 

KNITTING (UNMASKED)

Leaving the competition in knots – it’s Knitting!

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The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Knitting.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Knitting. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep6 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Claire Richards.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep6 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Claire Richards.

At the end of the sixth episode, Knitting was unmasked as Steps star Claire Richards.

Performances
Episode 1: Becky Hill – Remember
Episode 3: Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Episode 5: Little Mix – Secret Love Song, Pt. II
Episode 6: Anastacia – Left Outside Alone

Clues
Warm, comforting and cosy
Magpie
“Knitting is easy, it’s the crossing of sticks. Count all of your stitches, there should be 26.”

Confirmed identity: Claire Richards

 

OTTER (UNMASKED)

Ready to blow us all out the water – it’s Otter!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Otter.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Otter. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep6 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Daisy May Cooper.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep6 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Daisy May Cooper. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the sixth episode, Knitting was unmasked as actress and writer Daisy May Cooper.

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Performances
Episode 1: Jimi Jamison – I’m Always Here (Baywatch theme)
Episode 3: Reflection – Disney’s Mulan
Episode 5: Dolly Parton – 9 to 5
Episode 6: OMI – Cheerleader

Clues
Jimi Jamison – I’m Always Here (Baywatch theme)
Has been seen in “serious light”
A police helmet
A BAFTA
“Children, some say, should be seen and not heard, but of this Otter, I’d say, opposite is the word.”
Shamrock / Irish connection

Confirmed identity: Daisy May Cooper

 

JACKET POTATO (UNMASKED)

Their singing is sure to butter you up – it’s Jacket Potato!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Potato.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Potato. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep7 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Richie Sambora.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep7 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Richie Sambora. ©Bandicoot TV

In the seventh episode, Jacket Potato was unmasked as Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora.

Performances
Episode 2: Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas.
Episode 4: Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Episode 5: Santana – Smooth
Episode 6: Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Episode 7: John Newman – Love Me Again

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Clues
“One hot potato” who is “Smooth, creamy and occasionally baked”.
What he does is “like a marathon”.
A stethoscope
A snake
The number 4316
Riddle: “Hey it’s me Jack, Jacket Potato. I’ve got quite the collection, so big, you’ll say ‘Woah!'”

Confirmed identity: Richie Sambora

 

JELLYFISH (UNMASKED)

They only sing when they’re stinging – it’s Jellyfish!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Jellyfish.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Jellyfish. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep7 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Amber Riley.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep7 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Amber Riley. ©Bandicoot TV

At the end of the seventh episode, Jellyfish was unmasked as actress and singer Amber Riley.

Performances
Episode 1: Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child Of Mine
Episode 3: Hozier – Take Me To Church
Episode 5: Tom Walker – Leave A Light On
Episode 6: Heart – Alone
Episode 7: Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name / David Guetta – Without You

Clues
What you see is what you get
An unexpected winner
A cassette labelled “Good Magic”
A decision was made in their career which saw them removed from the spotlight
“Give me good vibes only, that’s a great salutation. Let’s love and not hate, like a funny animation.”
“Something exceptionally small turned out to be my biggest encouragement”
OGERETLA (Alter ego)
A mirror ball
Performed alongside “a royal without a crown”.

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Confirmed identity: Amber Riley

 

FAWN (UNMASKED)

They were Fawn to be wild – it’s Fawn!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Fawn.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Fawn. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep8 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Natalie Appleton.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep8 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Natalie Appleton. ©Bandicoot TV

In the final, Fawn finished in third place and was revealed as All Saints star Natalie Appleton

Performances
Episode 2: Beauty and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast.
Episode 4: Madonna – Into The Groove
Episode 5: Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Episode 6: Sigma ft Paloma Faith – Changing
Episode 7: Tomorrow from Annie / Dua Lipa – Be the One

Clues
“Certainly not a baby”
Maths was a passion
Lots of trophies and a bowling pin
Knows a lot about travelling great distances
Was in the background early in their career
TOTP
Riddle: “I live in a cottage and not in a palace, I’ve visited Wonderland but my name isn’t Alice”

Confirmed identity: Natalie Appleton

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PHOENIX (UNMASKED)

This bird’s on fire! – it’s Phoenix!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Phoenix.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Phoenix. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep8 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Ricky Wilson.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep8 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Ricky Wilson. ©Bandicoot TV

In the final, Phoenix finished in second place and was revealed as Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson.

Performances
Episode 1: Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Episode 3: The Four Tops – Loco in Acapulco
Episode 5: Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Episode 6: Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual
Episode 7: Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You / Grace Kelly – Mika

Clues
Familiar with reincarnation
Suit of Armour
Painting brush
Has experience “treading the boards”
“I’m all flame and fire, my feathers ablaze, it may intrigue you to learn, I’ve been a catchphrase.”

Confirmed identity: Ricky Wilson

 

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RHINO (UNMASKED)

They were horn this way – it’s Rhino!

The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Rhino.
The Masked Singer: SR4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Rhino. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep8 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Charlie Simpson.
The Masked Singer: SR4: Ep8 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Joel Dommett and Charlie Simpson. ©Bandicoot TV

Rhino won The Masked Singer 2023 and in the final was unmasked as Busted star Charlie Simpson.

Performances
Episode 2: Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Episode 4: P!nk – Try
Episode 5: The Lion King – I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
Episode 6: Ariana Grande – Into You
Episode 7: Tom Grennan – A Little Bit of Love / Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody

Clues
Cobalt and three arrows
“It’s my job to maintain law and order”
“A fun kind of fella”
Taken on two icons at the same time and won
Riddle: “I’m chief of this town and happy-go-lucky, but one of you guys might think I’m quite muggy”

Confirmed identity: Charlie Simpson

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The Masked Singer continues Saturday nights on ITV1.

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