The Masked Singer fans gobsmacked as two characters are named and dumped in major show shake-up


THE Masked Singer fans were left gobsmacked tonight as two characters were named and dumped ahead of the series final.

Viewers have been trying to guess for weeks who were behind the masks in the wacky celebrity talent show.

Knitting was revealed on The Masked Singer tonight after being voted off by the studio audience
Steps singer Claire Richards was revealed beneath the mask during the double elimination

And the two stars unmasked tonight absolutely shocked judges Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and guess panelist Stephen Mulhern.

Knitting was unveiled first as Steps star Claire Richards after the panel were blown away by her voice.

The pop star performed Left Outside Alone by Anastacia, and guest panelist Stephen Mulhern correctly guessed her from the operative vocals.

She told the show after her big reveal: “I thought you were going to get me from day one! So when you didn’t have a clue I was chuffed.”

On her performances, she added “I put a lot of thought into it, because I am a massiven fan of this show. It’s just been amazing, I loved it!”

Otter was then unmasked after singing Cheerleader by Omi in an American accent.

But she was revealed as actress Daisy May Cooper.

She said: “I’ve loved it I’m exhausted and absolutely revealed but I’ve loved every single second of it.

“I did it for my daughter Pip, and because I needed the cash!”

Elsewhere, Jacket Potato performed to Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac, Rhino rocked out to Into You by Ariana Grande, Fawn crooned Changing by Sigma, and Phoenix belted out It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones.

Jellyfish, Rhino, Jacket Potato and Phoenix were saved by the studio audience and automatically made it through to the semi final next week.

Last week Pigeon was revealed as Katherine Ryan – who was pregnant when she filmed the series – and the reveal left everyone at home stunned.

They took to Twitter and one person wrote: “Katherine Ryan!! No way 😂 ok I didn’t hear that one at all.”

A second said: “I would never have got Katherine Ryan as the Pidgeon I never even knew she was pregnant when this was filmed but to piull off a full dance top marks!”

Despite being from Canada, Katherine had performed a convincing Essex accent in a bid to fool the panel.

Those now remaining in the competition are Fawn, Knitting, Otter, Rhino, Jacket Potato, Jellyfish and Phoenix.

Otter was also unmasked after singing Cheerleader by Omi
Daisy May Cooper from This Country fame was unmasked
Claire Richards is the prime suspect for knitting

The 36-year-old rose to fame on TV

Davina McCall screamed when the stars were revealed