The Masked Singer shocks fans as Fawn places third and is finally revealed in finale

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THE MASKED Singer has finally revealed Fawn to be Natalie Appleton after placing third in the grand finale.

Fawn was up against Rhino and Phoenix in The Masked Singer’s final round, after managing to evade detection from fans and stay in the game.

The mysterious singer gave it their all as they made it to the finale
Underneath the mask was an All Saints singer

Natalie Appleton was revealed as Fawn on The Masked Singer

But as the mask came off, it was revealed to be the All Saints star all along.

Over the course of the show, clues included references to “not liking milk” wanting “black coffee”, wearing a necklace that read “sandy” and having “precious cargo”.

She also references travelling long roads, being surrounded by beachballs and palm trees and going platinum – like Pure Shores, which was on the soundtrack to Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Beach.

In the final episode, they performed Hopelessly Devoted To You by Olivia Newton-John, and When She Loved Me from Toy Story in a duet with Traffic Cone (aka 2022 contestant Aled Jones).

New clues referenced All Saints Day (November 1st) and talking about “being sure” (likely a reference to song Pure Shores).

And after votes by the audience, Natalie placed third, sending Rhino and Phoenix to the final round.

When it came to the big reveal, none of the panellists correctly guessed who was singing behind the mask.

Mo Gilligan thought Shania Twain, Davina McCall guessed Sam Fox, Lee Mack thought Sharleen Spiteri from Texas, while Rita thought it was Hear’Say’s Suzanne Shaw.

Jonathan came closest by believing it was a member of All-Saints, but guessed Shaznay Lewis.

After being revealed, they said: “I’ve had so much fun fooling you guys, it was such a buzz.”

“I’ve had the best time ever, it’s been amazing. I do recommend it,” she added.

The Masked Singer finally winds down a stunning series with more than a fair few surprises. 

Kicking off at the beginning of the series, football pundit legend Chris Kamara was first revealed to be Ghost. 

Singer Lulu was next out as Piece Of Cake, with married duo Martin and Shirlie Kemp out next after performing as Cat and Mouse. 

Snooker player Stephen Hendry was hiding underneath the mask as Rubbish, and comedian Katherine Ryan shocked everyone when she was revealed to be Pigeon. 

Claire from Steps fooled no one and was then revealed as Knitting, but Daisy May Cooper surprised fans when she was revealed as Otter. 

In the semi-finals last week, there were two more eliminations with Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora being revealed as Jacket Potato and Glee’s Amber Riley (aka Jellyfish), who won The Masked Singer US last year, just falling short of making it to the final. 

This left Fawn, Rhino and Phoenix fighting to be crowned this year’s champion, taking the crown from Natalie Imbruglia who won the 2022 series as Panda. 

The Masked Singer is available to stream in full now on ITVX.

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Rhino, Fawn and Phoenix made it to the final