Who is Squirrel on The Masked Dancer? Identity confirmed after final unmasking – spoiler!

Who is Squirrel on The Masked Dancer? Their true identity has been confirmed in tonight’s final.


The Masked Dancer UK debut series is airing each evening all this week on ITV.

A spin-off from The Masked Singer, the new show sees celebrities sing-off to put on the most exciting dance routine all while their identities are hidden with dazzling masks and costumes.

Joel Dommett presents the first season joined by panellists Jonathan Ross, Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan.

One of the masked dancers on the show this year is Squirrel – introducing a brand-new Nutcracker to the stage, who’s behind the mask?

Who is Squirrel on The Masked Dancer?

In the final, Squirrel finished in second place and was revealed as actress Bonnie Langford.

Bonnie Langford as Squirrel. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV
Bonnie Langford as Squirrel. Picture: ITV/©Bandicoot TV

In the first episode, Squirrel danced to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off. Returning for their second performance, Squirrel danced to Beyoncé hit Single Ladies. In their third episode, Squirrel performed to Usher’s Scream while the semi-final saw a routine to Camila Cabello’s Havana.


In the final, Squirrel performed to Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s Bang Bang.

In their VT, Squirrel made references to impersonations, phone votes, having been working in TV since an early age and famous parents.

In a cryptic clue to the panel, Squirrel said: “This Squirrel wasn’t BLANK when BLANK got thrown around.”

Offering up two lies and a truth, Squirrel shared: “This isn’t the first time I’ve been this close to Joel”, “I’m regularly surrounded by superfans”, “You often see me on Christmas Day”.

Many fans had correctly guessed Squirrel was Bonnie Langford.

One viewer wrote on Twitter before the unmasking: “That’s Bonnie Langford that is!!!! I’d know that split tilt anywhere #MaskedDancerUK”

Another added: “#MaskedDancerUK if Squirrel isn’t Bonnie Langford I will eat cat food for my supper !!”


Other guesses from viewers and the panel included Maisie Smith, Ashley Roberts, Cher Lloyd, Emily Atack, Cheryl, Kimberly Wyatt, Nicole Scherzinger and Dani Dyer.

The Masked Dancer UK 2021 continues nightly all this week on ITV.

Other mystery acts on the show this year are Beetroot, Viper, Frog, Beagle, Llama, Scarecrow, Carwash, Knickerbocker Glory, Zip, Rubber Chicken and Flamingo.


The latest episodes are available to watch on the ITV website.

Picture: ©ITV/Bandicoot TV