Masked Dancer fans insist Prawn Cocktail is TV and musicals star after spotting ‘clue’


MASKED Dancer fans insisted Prawn Cocktail is TV and musicals star Sheridan Smith after spotting a new clue.

The wacky performer baffled the celebrity panellists including Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Oti Mabuse and new signing Peter Crouch, with their funky moves on Saturday night.

The identity of Prawn Cocktail has baffled the Masked Dancer panel, but fans think they’ve figured out who it is
Sheridan Smith transformed into showbiz queen Cilla Black in 2020 on stage and in a TV drama series

Sheridan played Cilla in a 2014 ITV drama, as well as in stage show Cilla The Musical

They danced to Dream Girls’ One Night Only under a golden ring with the sign The Gold Shrimp Club, with The Masked Dancer’s Twitter account sharing the performance today.

They captioned the post: “That performance from #PrawnCocktail was SHRIMPLY the best!”

Fans quickly picked up on the potential reference to Cilla Black, who released a greatest hits CD titled Simply The Best in 1995.

Sheridan also played Cilla and transformed into the showbiz queen in a 2014 ITV drama, as well as in stage show Cilla The Musical.

Connecting the dots, one fan wrote beneath the post: “Sheridan Smith, Cilla clues!”

Another fan pointed to the musical clues, writing: “Prawn Cocktail had lots of musical references, Sheridan Smith?”

The panel is yet to agree on who Prawn Cocktail is, with Peter saying he is obsessed with finding out.

He told HOAR: “I didn’t realise quite how serious I’d be taking it. It’s taken over my life a bit because I’m constantly thinking ‘Who’s the Prawn?’

“Even now in the back of my mind I am sitting thinking I might have guessed one of them, and now I’m thinking of things that relate the clues to this particular person. I need to write it all down before I forget.”

Crouchy is filling in for regular judge Mo Gilligan while the comic tours the United States.

And the new gig swiftly paid dividends for Peter, who finally earned some street cred with his wife Abbey Clancy and their four children. He went on: “I played football for England and Liverpool, I played in cup finals, played in the Premier League and played in a World Cup but the only thing my kids want to talk to me about is The Masked Dancer.

“It’s madness, completely different to anything I’ve ever done. “They watched one of the shows being filmed and absolutely loved it. It’s all they’ve talked about since.

“They are just so proud of me, which is great.”