Who is Cactus from The Masked Dancer UK?

Masked Singer of Cactus being revealed as Gareth Malon

CACTUS was one of the characters to take to The Masked Dancer stage.

They took to the dance floor to show off their best moves, but who was behind the mask?

Gareth Malone was behind the mask

Who is Cactus on The Masked Dancer?

Like the first series of The Masked Dancer, there were plenty of bizarre costumes taking to the stage.

Cactus was one of those who showed off their best dance moves on season two.

It was down to the judges to work out who is behind the mask through VT clues and their dancing skills.

Their identity was revealed as they were the fourth to leave the show.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone was the celebrity behind the mask.

Gareth said: “I have had so much fun. The last time I danced I was 7 and I danced with a broom in the school play. I mean, I danced, I danced.”

What other characters are on The Masked Dancer?

12 characters have been competing in the second series.

Some other weird and wonderful costumes have been taking part, including the first ever duo, Pillar and Post.

Other characters that were featured on the show are:

  • Astronaut
  • Candlestick
  • Odd Socks
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Pearly King
  • Pig
  • Pillar and Post
  • Prawn Cocktail
  • Scissors
  • Sea Slug
  • Tomato Sauce

Who are The Masked Dancer judges?

Familiar faces have come back to the judging panel on the spin-off show.

Oti Mabuse, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall returned to their judging seats, however Mo Gilligan missed the latest series.

Instead former football star Peter Crouch was a judge instead.

The judges will be tasked with the job of trying to work out which celebrities are hiding behind the masks.

They will be given small clues and video clips with subtle hints to see if they can come up with a name.

Joel Dommett will be back as host of The Masked Singer spin-off show.

When does The Masked Dancer 2022 start?

The Masked Dancer UK returned to our screens on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 6.30pm.

It aired on ITV as well as ITV Hub.

If you miss any programmes and need to catch up, it is available on ITV Hub.

The season will see the second UK winner after gymnast Louis Smith was unmasked as champion Carwash in 2021.