Masked Dancer: Kelly Brook is Frog while Craig is Knickerbocker Glory

The Masked Dancer semi-final: Kelly Brook is unveiled as Frog while Craig Revel Horwood is revealed as Knickerbocker Glory during double elimination

  • During Friday’s semi-final, Kelly, 41, was unmasked as Frog while Craig, 56, was unveiled as Knickerbocker Glory  
  • Oti, 30, was the only judge to correctly guess Craig as she sussed out his particular walk due to the two stars working together on Strictly  
  • It comes after Zoe Ball was unmasked as Llama while Christopher Dean was unveiled as Beagle on Thursday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer 
  • So far, Eddie The Eagle was Rubber Chicken, Dita Von Teese was Beetroot, Louise Redknapp was Flamingo while Jordan Banjo was Viper
  • Saturday night’s final will see Zip, Squirrel, Scarecrow and Carwash compete   

Kelly Brook was unmasked as Frog while Craig Revel Horwood was unveiled as Knickerbocker Glory on Friday night’s semi-final of The Masked Dancer

During the latest double elimination, Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig, 56, was the first to be revealed leaving his co-star and show judge Oti Mabuse elated.

Oti, 30, was the only judge to guess correctly that Craig was Knickerbocker Glory while the rest of the judges – Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall and guest John Bishop – wrongly predicted Rylan Clark-Neal, Jason Donovan or Paul O’Grady.


Double elimination! Kelly Brook, left, was unmasked as Frog while Craig Revel Horwood, right, was unveiled as Knickerbocker Glory on Friday night’s semi-final of The Masked Dancer 

Due to Oti and Craig working together on Strictly, she as a pro and he as a judge, the dancer was able to suss out his particular walk, saying: ‘It’s that walk you have, I was like: “Oh!”

‘It was just that moment, I was like I’ve seen this person walk away before… then all the pieces started coming in.’

Talking after the big reveal, Craig joked that it was ‘torture, darling’, he continued: ‘I don’t dance generally. I try sitting behind the desk, like you lot. When you’ve got a head on you, you don’t see anything. 

‘It was a whole other experience, so pleased I did this, it’s good for me as a judge, darling, a mean and harsh one, to actually come up and challenge myself.

It’s Craig Revel Horwood! During the latest double elimination, Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig, 56, was the first to be revealed leaving his co-star and show judge Oti Mabuse elated


Funny: Talking after the big reveal, Craig joked that it was ‘torture, darling’, he continued: ‘I don’t dance generally. I try sitting behind the desk, like you lot. When you’ve got a head on you, you don’t see anything.’

No way! Next up to be unmasked was Frog who turned out to be none other than model and presenter Kelly, 41, leaving the judging panel stunned


Fun: Talking after the reveal, Kelly said: ‘I have always loved dancing, I’ve not danced for years. I can pat myself on the back and say: “Yeah, I did that” it’s been the best experience ever.’

‘I was extremely nervous, I really feel for the celebrities [on Strictly] … not that I will change any of my opinions, I do feel for them as it’s terrifying.’

Talking about his reason to take part, Craig said: ‘To prove myself that I have the guts to do something like this, takes me back to being 23, that whole experience again!’ 

Next up to be unmasked was Frog who turned out to be none other than model and presenter Kelly, 41, leaving the judging panel stunned.

Amazing: Oti, 30, was the only judge to guess correctly that Craig was Knickerbocker Glory while the rest of the judges – Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, guest John Bishop and Jonathan Ross – wrongly predicted Rylan Clark-Neal, Jason Donovan or Paul O’Grady 

It’s the walk! Due to Oti and Craig working together on Strictly, she as a pro and he as a judge, the dancer was able to suss out his particular walk, saying: ‘It’s that walk you have, I was like: “Oh!”‘

Again, the only judge to guess correctly was Oti who predicted that it was Kelly underneath the Frog costume while her co-stars guessed the likes of Katie Price, Caprice and Carol Vorderman. 

Talking after the reveal, Kelly said: ‘I have always loved dancing, I’ve not danced for years. I can pat myself on the back and say: “Yeah, I did that” it’s been the best experience ever.’

Prior to Craig’s reveal, the TV star revealed that there had been several clues about his identity which included references to the musicals Chess, Cats and even his birth place Australia.  

Well done! Again, the only judge to guess correctly was Oti who predicted that it was Kelly underneath the Frog costume while her co-stars guessed the likes of Katie Price, Caprice and Carol Vorderman

Clues! Prior to Craig’s reveal, the TV star revealed that there had been several clues about his identity which included references to the musicals Chess, Cats and even his birth place Australia

Sneaky: While Kelly revealed the clues about her identity, which included Love Island font on her megaphone – as she presented the first-ever series in 2005 – and references to her cameo on Smallville in 2002 as Victoria Hardwick 

While Kelly revealed the clues about her identity, which included Love Island font on her megaphone – as she presented the first-ever series in 2005 – and references to her cameo on Smallville in 2002 as Victoria Hardwick. 

The model also danced to Little Mix’s Shout Out To My Ex which could have also been a hint at her past former flames which include the likes of Jason Statham, Billy Zane and Thom Evans.  

Judges Mo and Davina were left shocked over the reveal as they both exclaimed: ‘I can’t believe it, so brilliant’ and ‘I’m actually shocked!’ 

Saturday night’s final will see Zip, Squirrel, Scarecrow and Carwash compete. 

It comes after Zoe Ball was unmasked as Llama while Christopher Dean was unveiled as Beagle on Thursday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer.

Funny: ‘I was extremely nervous, I really feel for the celebrities [on Strictly] … not that I will change any of my opinions, I do feel for them as it’s terrifying.’ (pictured on Strictly) 

A hint? Kelly danced to Little Mix’s Shout Out To My Ex which could have also been a hint at her past former flames which include the likes of Jason Statham (pictured together in 2004), Billy Zane and Thom Evans 

During the star-studded episode, Dancing On Ice judge Christopher, 62, was the first to be revealed after the Olympic ice skater found himself in the bottom two.

The judges – made up of Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Oti Mabuse and guest David Walliams – were all wrong with their guesses which included the likes of Gareth Southgate, Harry Judd and Gary Lineker. 

Speaking after his unmasking, which left the judging panel stunned, Christopher quipped: ‘I did like Davina saying: “He looks like a 30-year-old!” It’s been great fun, nice to be able to breathe again [after taking his mask off].


Double elimination! It comes after Zoe Ball, left, was unmasked as Llama while Christopher Dean, right, was unveiled as Beagle on Thursday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer 

‘I am getting on a bit now, new challenges are always nice to take on, I am 63 this year!’ 

Next up to be unmasked was Llama who turned out to be none other than BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe, 50, again leaving the judging panel stunned.

The only judge to guess correctly was guest David, 49, who predicted that it was Zoe underneath the Llama costume while his co-stars guessed the likes of Nicole Appleton, Patsy Kensit and Steph McGovern.  

Take off the mask! During the star-studded episode, Dancing On Ice judge Christopher, 62, was the first to be revealed after the Olympic ice skater found himself in the bottom two


It’s Christopher Dean! Speaking after his unmasking, which left the judging panel stunned, Christopher said: ‘I did like Davina saying: “He looks like a 30-year-old!” It’s been great fun, nice to be able to breathe again [after taking his mask off].’

No drama Llama! Next up to be unmasked was Llama who turned out to be none other than BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe, 50, again leaving the judging panel stunned 


‘Crackers’: Speaking after her big reveal, Zoe admitted it was a ‘crackers’ experience and she had to keep her participation a secret from her two children – Woody, 20, and Nelly, 11, who she shares with ex-husband Fatboy Slim DJ Norman Cook 

Speaking after her big reveal, Zoe admitted it was a ‘crackers’ experience and she had to keep her participation a secret from her two children – Woody, 20, and Nelly, 11, who she shares with ex-husband Fatboy Slim DJ Norman Cook. 

While David quipped: ‘I just saw her and she can’t stand still for a second’ to which Zoe joked: ‘We have spent some time together, David and I!’  

Talking about her time on the show, the former Strictly: It Takes Two presenter said: ‘It was crackers, you’ve got a massive huge head, huge nose,’ she also joked that her trousers weren’t ‘desperately flattering’.  

She continued: ‘I’ve had so much fun! It’s been such a laugh, I’ve proper loved trotting around, anyone thinking of doing it, do it, it’s so much fun!’

OMG! The judging panel, in particular Davina – pictured, were left gobsmacked over the celebrity reveals during Thursday’s double elimination 

Wrong! The judges – made up of Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, guest David Walliams, Oti Mabuse and Jonathan Ross (L-R) – were all wrong with their guesses for Beagle which included the likes of Gareth Southgate, Harry Judd and Gary Lineker 

Well done David! The only judge to guess Llama correctly was guest David, 49, who predicted that it was Zoe underneath the Llama costume while his co-stars guessed the likes of Nicole Appleton, Patsy Kensit and Steph McGovern 

The star was also asked by Davina whether her two children knew prior to her big reveal to which she said: ‘Woody does not know, Nelly, my nieces and listeners… surprise!’

Prior to Christopher’s big reveal, clues for the Dancing On Ice judge included two dog bowls with ‘T’ and ‘D’ on them, a nod at his skating partner Jayne Torvill – they are known as Torvill and Dean.

More than 24million Britons watched in 1984 as the pair were awarded nine sixes and a gold medal for their iconic Bolero routine at the Winter Olympics.  

While Christopher also said that he used to work with ‘bobby’, which is a hint at his past job as a policeman before finding fame as an ice skater. 

Clever! Prior to Christopher’s big reveal, clues for the Dancing On Ice judge included two dog bowls with ‘T’ and ‘D’ on them, a nod at his skating partner Jayne Torvill – they are known as Torvill and Dean

Iconic: More than 24million Britons watched in 1984 as the pair were awarded nine sixes and a gold medal for their iconic Bolero routine at the Winter Olympics (pictured recreating the routine in January)  

After the big reveal, Zoe took to Instagram to share a collection of behind-the-scenes snaps as she joked: ‘Whaaaat? It’s not @vicky.mcclure?!!’, after the Line Of Duty actress was predicted as a potential celebrity behind the Llama costume.   

The star penned: ‘Whaaaat? It’s not @vicky.mcclure?!! There’s no foolin @dwalliams or my girl Nell. Had me sussed on episode 1! 

‘BEST TIME EVER on #TheMaskedDancerUk in stitches in britches. Will miss my furry hoofed friend LLAMA. ♥️ 

‘Thanks for having me @joeldommett & huge props to @callum_powell88 @aaronrenfree @dykey27 @karenmossrocks and @showbizliz for all your patience & encouragement. 

Humorous: Talking about her time on the show, the former Strictly: It Takes Two presenter said: ‘It was crackers, you’ve got a massive huge head, huge nose,’ she also joked that her trousers weren’t ‘desperately flattering’ 

Family: Zoe is mother-of-two to Woody, 20, and Nelly, 11, who she shares with her ex-husband and Fatboy Slim DJ, Norman Cook 

‘Have loved the #secretsquirrelmission and watching at home. @davinamccall, @otimabuse, @mewossy and @mothecomedian top team. Amazing to hear everyones guesses on the radio. 

‘Sorry @iamrichieanderson i’m not @therealgerihalliwell … ps I don’t know who any of the others are EXCEPT a maybe KNICKERBOCKERGLORY hmmmmm.’ 

While judge and Strictly star Oti, 30, hilariously posted on Instagram about Zoe’s reveal: ‘Here’s the gag: Went on @BBCRadio2 and @ZoeTheBall interviewed me asking me all about it – ON THE SAME DAY!!!! and she knew and kept her cool.’ 

BTS: After the big reveal, Zoe took to Instagram to share a collection of behind-the-scenes snaps


Funny: Zoe shared a snap of herself in costume, left, and posing with llamas, right 

Details: The presenter shared up close details of her costume 

Sweet: Zoe shared a video of her daughter Nelly, 11, guessing her identity before the reveal 

It comes after Eddie The Eagle was unmasked as Rubber Chicken on Tuesday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer as he admitted he was ‘gutted’ to leave the ITV competition.

The Olympic ski jumper, 57, became the fourth celebrity to be revealed on the show after the judges decided to save Frog after they went head-to-head.

The judges – made up of Jonathan, Mo, Davina and Oti – were all wrong with their guesses which included the likes of Bill Bailey, Bradley Walsh and Harry Hill.   

No way! While judge and Strictly star Oti, 30, hilariously posted on Instagram about Zoe’s reveal: ‘Here’s the gag: Went on @BBCRadio2 and @ZoeTheBall interviewed me asking me all about it – ON THE SAME DAY!!!! and she knew and kept her cool.’

Glamorous: Davina looked sensational for Thursday’s show in a gold sparkly mini dress 

Talking after the unmasking, Eddie The Eagle, real name Michael Edwards, admitted he was ‘gutted’ to leave the competition as he wanted to ‘go all the way’. 

While judge Davina, 53, was left stunned over the reveal as she pointed out one of Eddie’s clues: ‘I am really completely blown away, that’s amazing! He is Eddie The Eagle – he learnt how to fly, chicken, fly!’ 

Eddie was the first person to represent Great Britain in the Olympic ski jumping when he competed at the Calgary Games in 1988, becoming a household name in the process. 

Revealed! It comes after Eddie The Eagle was unmasked as Rubber Chicken on Tuesday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer as he admitted he was ‘gutted’ to leave the ITV competition 

Take it off! The Olympic ski jumper, 57, became the fourth celebrity to be revealed on the show after the judges decided to save Frog after they went head-to-head 

Wrong! The judges – made up of Jonathan , Mo , Davina and Oti – were all wrong with their guesses which included the likes of Bill Bailey, Bradley Walsh and Harry Hill

He was entirely self-funded and working as a plasterer when he qualified for the events. Edwards finished last in the 70m and 90m events but his against the odds story saw him grow into an inspirational figure.

In 2016, Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman starred in a film based on the sporting legend called Eddie The Eagle.

Talking after his unveiling, Eddie said on his decision to do the show: ‘I always love a challenge and I love dancing too.’

The sporting star added: ‘I loved being a Rubber Chicken. I could really be silly and play with the character but I did find the costume quite restrictive.’ 

‘Gutted’: Talking after the unmasking, Eddie The Eagle, real name Michael Edwards, admitted he was ‘gutted’ to leave the competition as he wanted to ‘go all the way’ 

Opponent: Eddie had gone up against Frog who was saved by the judges and whose identity still remains a mystery 

Eddie said that he had ‘no game plan’, saying: ‘I just improvised and hoped for the best. I thought I’d think on my feet.’

Talking about things he would change, he admitted: ‘My only thing would be to make it easier to move in and breathe. I loved thinking like a chicken and embraced the whole character.’

It comes after Dita Von Teese was unmasked as Beetroot on Monday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer as she joked she would rather be ‘taking her clothes off’ on stage. 

Legendary: Eddie was the first person to represent Great Britain in the Olympic ski jumping when he competed at the Calgary Games in 1988, becoming a household name in the process 

Self-funded: He was entirely self-funded and working as a plasterer when he qualified for the events. Edwards finished last in the 70m and 90m events but his against the odds story saw him grow into an inspirational figure 

Amazing: In 2016, Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman starred in a film based on the sporting legend called Eddie The Eagle (pictured together in 2016 at the premiere in London) 

The American burlesque star, 48, became the third celebrity to be revealed on the show after the judges decided to save Knickerbocker Glory after they went head-to-head. 

The judges were all wrong with their guesses with Jonathan picking Mary Berry, Mo choosing Kelly Osbourne, Davina guessing Kim Cattrall and Oti picking Miley Cyrus. 

After her big reveal, Dita – real name Heather Sweet – joked: ‘I’d rather be up here taking my clothes off, I’d feel more comfortable!’ 

Amazing: It comes after Dita Von Teese was unmasked as Beetroot on Monday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer as she joked she would rather be ‘taking her clothes off’ on stage

The burlesque star left the judging panel stunned with Davina, 53, exclaiming: ‘I can’t believe it… I love this show!’

Talking about her love for dance, Dita said: ‘I always say I was a failed ballerina, I wanted to be a ballerina more than anything in the world. My ballet teachers were like, “Oh your arms and legs are great!” but I can’t follow choreography.’ 

Earlier in the show, the performer teased as a clue: ‘I’m really proving to the panel that I have layers, they will be crying like those dancing onions.’

Revealed! The American burlesque star, 48, became the third celebrity to be revealed on the show after the judges decided to save Knickerbocker Glory after they went head-to-head

Wrong! The judges were all wrong with their guesses with Mo choosing Kelly Osbourne, Davina guessing Kim Cattrall, Oti picking Miley Cyrus and Jonathan picking Mary Berry (L-R) 

To which Davina pointed out: ‘Onions… peeling off layers’ as a nod at Dita’s career as a burlesque performer.

Dita also said as an earlier clue, ‘all of my biggest fans live in Hollywood’, which was a nod at her feathered fans that she dances with. 

Talking about taking part in the show, the star said: ‘I thought it would be fun to do something unexpected and out of character for me… 

‘I’ve never done anything like this, and I’m not a competitive person, but I knew it would be hilarious. I also knew people wouldn’t expect me to be under the mask.’

Funny: After her big reveal, Dita – real name Heather Sweet – joked: ‘I’d rather be up here taking my clothes off, I’d feel more comfortable!’

Stunned! The burlesque star left the judging panel stunned with Davina, 53, exclaiming: ‘I can’t believe it… I love this show!’

Dita admitted that she was ‘nervous’ about taking part, she said: ‘I was also nervous about taking on The Masked Dancer because my dance experience is limited to ballet, and social dances from the 1930s and 40s, and, of course, striptease.

‘I never expected to go far in the competition but I knew it would be difficult for them to guess me and I knew I’d be unique.’

Talking about keeping her involvement in the show a secret, Dita continued: ‘It wasn’t easy. 

‘I’d get quizzed a lot, especially since I was in London for a month at a time when it was really difficult to travel and some people don’t let up on trying to figure it out. 

Passion: Talking about her love for dance, Dita said: ‘I always say I was a failed ballerina, I wanted to be a ballerina more than anything in the world. My ballet teachers were like, “Oh your arms and legs are great!” but I can’t follow choreography.’

Opponent: On Monday’s show, Beetroot went head-to-head with Knickerbocker Glory, pictured, after finding themselves in the bottom two, with the latter saved by the judges

‘Most of the people around me guessed I was on a top secret Drag Race episode or occasionally they’d guess Masked Singer so of course I would say, “… I would NEVER!”, which IS totally true. Singing live is my worst nightmare. 

‘And I’d diffuse the third degree further by telling them, “listen, it’ll be funnier if you don’t know until it airs on TV.” 

‘I’m hoping to host a screening for my LA friends so they can point and laugh at the Beetroot struggling in the group dance numbers and losing the dance off to Knickerbocker Glory. 

‘We Americans don’t even know what a Knickerbocker Glory is! Maybe I’ll host my own masked dancer/singer contest as a party. I love a theme party, especially ones with performances involved.’

Nerves: Dita admitted that she was ‘nervous’ about taking part, she said: ‘I was also nervous about taking on The Masked Dancer because my dance experience is limited to ballet, and social dances from the 1930s and 40s, and, of course, striptease.’ 

Talking about what she enjoyed about being Beetroot, Dita continued: ‘Beetroot was quite glamorous! I loved her leafy, flowy, hand painted silk dress, and her beet-hued Swarovski covered dancing shoes.’

Dita added that her visibility was compromised ‘quite a bit’ with her mask and that she was ready for how ‘difficult it would be’.

She said: ‘I was nervous for soooo many reasons and pretty much always. I wasn’t ready for how difficult it would be to navigate with the mask on. My visibility was compromised quite a bit, so my balance was off.

‘I literally could not see if someone was gesturing two feet in front of me. Then the inner-ears device created an added impairment for me. I am sure singers are accustomed to it. 

The glamour! Talking about what she enjoyed about being Beetroot, Dita continued: ‘Beetroot was quite glamorous! I loved her leafy, flowy, hand painted silk dress, and her beet-hued Swarovski covered dancing shoes.’

‘And Beetroot had a few moves in the choreography she could do fine in rehearsal but not with all the gear on. And don’t get me started on how that psychedelic high-tech floor complicated things! It was all very psychedelic, the whole experience.’

Joking about what occasion she would choose to wear her costume for again, Dita said: ‘Maybe for my Glamonatrix show at The London Palladium so the Beetroot can finally perform a striptease!’ 

On Monday’s show, Beetroot went head-to-head with Knickerbocker Glory after finding themselves in the bottom two, with the latter saved by the judges.    

Knickerbocker Glory performed their ‘best performance yet’ to The Pointer Sisters’ I’m So Excited while Beetroot danced to Elle King’s Ex’s & Oh’s.

Work it: Joking about what occasion she would choose to wear her costume for again, Dita said: ‘Maybe for my Glamonatrix show at The London Palladium so the Beetroot can finally perform a striptease!’ (pictured performing in 2019)

After the performances, the duo had to reveal a ‘true clue’ but it could either be about themselves or their opponent.

Knickerbocker Glory coyly said: ‘All of my biggest fans live in Hollywood…’ while Beetroot teased: ‘I perform with a weird choral groove…’ 

Elsewhere, it was revealed that as well as Knickerbocker Glory going through to the next round, Zip, Llama, and Scarecrow would also be advancing on the series.

Tricky! Dita added that her visibility was compromised ‘quite a bit’ with her mask and that she was ready for how ‘difficult it would be’

It comes after Louise Redknapp was unmasked as Flamingo on Sunday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer.

The singer, 46, became the second celebrity to be revealed on the show after the judges decided to save Squirrel and Frog, but she said being on the show helped ‘get her out the house’ after a ‘tough year’.

Jonathan Ross was the only judge to correctly guess her identity, as fellow panellist Oti Mabuse picked Lisa Snowdon, while Mo Gilligan guessed Maya Jama, and Davina McCall picked Dani Dyer.

The Masked Dancer: It comes after Louise Redknapp was unmasked as Flamingo on Sunday night’s edition of The Masked Dancer 

Oti was particularly surprised to see Louise on the show after they danced together during the Strictly Come Dancing tour.

She said: ‘We’ve done dance classes together, we were on tour together, Strictly final together, there was one move where I thought it could be you but then I thought your costume is very pink and Louise would never wear pink!’

Of why she wanted to be on the show, Louise gushed: ‘I love dancing and I think after such a tough year in lockdown I thought I really need to get out of the house, and it’s brought a massive smile to my face.’

Flamingo: The singer, 46, became the second celebrity to be revealed onto the show after the judges decided to save Squirrel and Frog

Grateful: Of why she wanted to be on the show, Louise gushed: ‘I love dancing and I think after such a tough year in lockdown I thought I really need to get out of the house’

Louise admitted her sons Charles, 16, and Beau, 12, were not aware she was making an appearance on the show. 

Louise’s clues referenced her as a showbiz reporter, harking back to her days working for Icon Magazine.

A wedding invitation appeared in her VT which for the wedding between a farmer and their fiancée, and Jonathan correctly guessed referred to the show Farmer Wants A Wife, which she hosted.

Success: Jonathan Ross was the only judge to correctly guess her identity, as Oti Mabuse picked Lisa Snowdon, Mo Gilligan guessed Maya Jama, and Davina McCall picked Dani Dyer

Colleagues: Oti was particularly surprised to see Louise on the show after they danced together during the Strictly Come Dancing tour

Discussing her extravagant costume, Louise said: ‘My mask was really big, and when else do you get to dance as a flamingo?’

She also joked that she ‘was up against an amazing chicken’, referring to her face off with Rubber Chicken, so it was no wonder she didn’t make it through to the next episode.  

Elsewhere, Oti was convinced that Beagle could be Louise’s ex-husband Jamie, after references to football and how he was shown reading a book about trees.

The Strictly Come Dancing star claimed that the book was referring to someone who has a famous family tree, and as Harry Redknapp is Jamie’s father she was convinced he was the person under the mask.

Clue: A invitation appeared in her VT for the wedding of a farmer and their fiancée, which Jonathan correctly guessed referred to Farmer Wants A Wife, which she hosted (pictured)

Could it be? Elsewhere, Oti was convinced that Beagle could be Louise’s ex-husband Jamie (R), after references to football and reading a book about trees

Taking to Instagram after she was revealed, Louise gushed: ‘Always be yourself… unless you can be a flamingo then always be a flamingo!

‘Thanks for having me @itv @maskeddanceruk / Masked Dancer – was so much fun to get out the house and do some dancing! 

‘Thanks to all the team who work on the show and all the incredibly talented dancers and choreographers was a pleasure to work with you all.’

Referring to her children’s shock at her appearance on the show, she added: ‘P.s I don’t think Beau was expecting to see me then Xxx’

Thoughts: Discussing her extravagant costume, Louise said: ‘My mask was really big, and when else do you get to dance as a flamingo?’

Loving it: Taking to Instagram after she was revealed, Louise gushed: ‘Always be yourself… unless you can be a flamingo then always be a flamingo!’

Alongside pictures of herself in costume, Louise also shared a video of her and son Beau watching the programme during the unmasking.

While her son appeared more interested in his phone but his attention was grabbed when it was revealed she was Flamingo.

Beau was seen looking from the TV screen to his mum sat next to him in shock as she laughed at his reaction. 

Big reveal: Alongside pictures of herself in costume, Louise also shared a video of her and son Beau watching the programme during the unmasking

Amusing: Beau was seen looking from the TV screen to his mum sat next to him in shock as she laughed at his reaction

Jordan Banjo was the first celebrity to be unmasked as Viper during Saturday night’s show, after he lost out when the judges chose to save Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot instead.

Jordan, while sad to be eliminated from the show first, said it was ‘all worth it’ because he was compared to Anthony Joshua on TV. 

His clues included having a boxer in the family, referring to his father Funso who was a professional boxer, and his son Cassius, who is named after Mohammed Ali, formerly knows as Cassius Clay.  

He said of doing the show: ‘The past 12 months everyone has been in the place where it hasn’t been fun and something like The Masked Dancer, dressing stupid was just fun.’

First out the gate: Jordan Banjo was the first celebrity to be unmasked as Viper on Saturday’s show, after he lost out when the judges chose to save Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot 

Following their dance, each performer also gave a special clue known as Mind The Gaps, where they shared a sentence with two key words missing to hint at their identity. 

During the show, the virtual audience decided which dancer from each face-off would go through automatically into the next round. 

Zip, Llama, and Scarecrow were put through the second round on Saturday’s show, while Beagle, Carwash, and Rubber Chicken automatically went through on Sunday. 

The Masked Dancer sees 12 celebrity contestants perform unique dances, whilst covered from head to toe in extravagant, colourful costumes and masks, leaving the viewers and star panel to guess their identities.   

Lost out: The Diversity star, 28, was unmasked after he lost out when the judges chose to save Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot instead

Each fantastical costume is constructed with choreography in mind, and provides each dancer with plenty of limb freedom. 

Oti joined the show in March after it was confirmed that Rita Ora would not appear on the show, despite being a judge on The Masked Singer – on which the show is based. 

Oti – who is the reigning pro on Strictly Come Dancing – brings with her her experience as a judge on seasons one and two of BBC show The Greatest Dancer. 

ITV revealed earlier this week that John Bishop, David Walliams and Holly Willoughby will appear as guest judges, alongside the regular panel. 

Concept: The Masked Dancer sees 12 celebrity contestants perform in extravagant costumes, carwash, beagle, squirrel, rubber chicken, flamingo, and frog danced on Sunday night

Holly said of joining as a guest panellist: ‘How the Masked Dancers are able to pull off the moves they’re doing in these costumes is mind blowing!

‘I absolutely loved joining the panel as a special guest and getting to play detective. You’re all in for a real treat.’ 

John added: ‘I went to The Masked Dancer recording not sure what it would be like, but it was the most fun I’ve had for a long time.

Special appearance: Holly Willoughby will appear as a guest judge, alongside the regular panel

‘The show is crazy – but in a good way – and seeing the video wall with all the viewers and families at home watching gives it an extra spice. It was a really fun evening and I thoroughly enjoyed it.’

And David, usually seen behind the Britain’s Got Talent judging desk, said: ‘I had a blast being a guest judge on the show. It is so silly and fun that you can’t help but have the best time.

‘Joel and the other judges made me feel so welcome. It is much harder than judging BGT though. This is more like having to be a detective!’

The Masked Dancer continues on Tuesday 1 June at 7.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

Also appearing: David Walliams, usually seen behind the Britain’s Got Talent judging desk, said of the show: ‘I had a blast being a guest judge on the show. It is so silly and fun’ 

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