EastEnders fans convinced legendary cast member is Masked Dancer’s Pearly King


EASTENDERS fans believe legendary actor Shane Richie is Masked Dancer’s Pearly King.

The 58-year-old is now top of the list of guesses made by viewers after the weekend’s show.

Many were convinced an EastEnders actor was inside the costume

“Shane Richie as Pearly King?”, suggested one.

Someone else guessed: “Ok so far tonight I’ve got Shane Richie #Pearlyking.”

Another added: “Shane Richie is my next guess for pearly king.”

Previously, The Masked Dancer fans were utterly convinced that the lion, Pearly King, is one of the stars of EastEnders – but an entirely different character.

There is no question that the character is a man after a clue judge Oti Mabuse let slip on This Morning earlier in the year.

She essentially ruled out that the character was a woman – removing any chance it was one of England’s Lionesses.

The Masked Dancer‘s Oti said: “We have a lion, I think he steals the show” before quickly adding: “Or she steals the show. You see? Why do they bring me on?!”

Now fans are split over whether it’s Danny in the costume or Shane Richie.

One wrote on Twitter: “Pearly King is 1000% Danny Dyer SURELYYY.”

Another tweeted: “Pearly king – Danny Dyer or Shane Richie.”

The character dropped a bit of a clue that it was the Mick Carter actor remarking: “The panel’s guesses are dire.”

One added: “That seals it Pearly king is Danny Dyer.”

The Masked Dancer’s Pearly King was seen playing the banjo
Hundreds of viewers named the character as EastEnders’ Danny Dyer