The Masked Dancer's Louise Redknapp admits being Flamingo was a good opportunity to 'express' herself after lockdown
LOUISE Redknapp has shared her joy about starring on The Masked Dancer and admitted it helped her to 'express' herself after months in lockdown.
The 46-year-old appeared on today's Lorraine opposite stand-in presenter Cat Deeley, 44, and discussed her stint as Flamingo on the hit ITV series.
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Louise, who is a fashion contributor on the morning stalwart, said the experience to dance and be free was needed after months of government restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
She shared: "It was just really nice after lockdown to getting out and dancing and doing something.
"I felt like I hadn't expressed anything for so many months – it was lovely".
Louise's comments come after she left son Beau in shock when she revealed herself as the Flamingo on The Masked Dancer on Sunday.
The 12-year-old turned around in shock to the singer after it was revealed she was the second celebrity to be 'unmasked' on the show.
He was secretly filmed watching the show on the show at home with Louise – and got the shock of his life.
She is shown laughing in the video while he looks between her and the TV in disbelief.
However, the former Strictly star did have to prompt him to watch the screen just before the moment as, in true 12-year-old fashion, he was looking at his phone.
Posting the footage on Twitter, Louise wrote: "I don’t think Beau was expecting to see me then 😂 Xxx 💗🦩."
Beau is the youngest of her two sons with football star ex-husband Jamie Redknapp, with whom she also shares 16-year-old Charlie.
She also admitted her two sons had no idea she was taking part in the programme, a spin-off of lockdown hit The Masked Singer.
Sunday's installment of The Masked Dancer saw Flamingo, Squirrel and Frog in the bottom three after the virtual audience had their say.
The panel saved Squirrel and Frog, sending Flamingo home – then got a major shock when their mask was removed and pop star Louise revealed herself.
When asked why she decided to take part in the show, Louise said: "I love to dance and after such a tough year of lockdown I thought 'I just need to get out of the house!'
Her exit came hot on the heels of Jordan Banjo, who was unmasked as Viper at the end of the first show.
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