The Masked Singer returned for its second series in the UK on January 2, and since then the nation has not stopped trying to guess who are under the masks.
Every week a handful of hidden famous faces sing for judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Rita Ora, and Mo Gilligan, alongside host Joel Dommett – with the losing celeb having to take their mask off and reveal their identity.
There are still plenty of characters to unmask, including Badger.
We won’t keep badgering on – let’s take a look at the clues.
What clues have been given about Badger?
Viewers met Badger in the first episode, where he performed a version of Nina Simone’s classic Feeling Good.
He then went on to perform I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith in week three.
Viewers were also given some clues about who the man underneath the mask is. These included:He is used to being anonymous He is not easily recognised on the street Could be into motorbikes ‘I see things like a virtual world!’ He’s a shy creature – especially around girls when he was younger
Badger also told two lies and a truth:I’m good at dodging furniture When working, I’m often found in green Strictly speaking, dancing is something I’m well known for
So, from these clues, what names have been thrown around?
Ahead of Badger’s third performance, the singer offered further clues about their identity.Just like badgers, Badger comes from a very big family. His family are very creative, with Badger being introduced to his ‘gift’ by his mother when he was younger. Badger then delivered a rousing performance of Kelly Clarkson’s Because Of You, which he said was in honour of some ‘special little badgers’ out there. Who could he be referring to?
Who could be Badger on The Masked Singer?
One half of the Hairy Bikers, Myers is currently Coral’s favourite to be unmasked as the Badger.
One of the clues inferred a love of motorbikes, which is one of the biggest clues here.
Coral’s second favourite to be the man behind the mask is Carl Fogarty.
Sometimes known as Foggy, he is an English former motorcycle racer and one of the most successful World Superbike racers of all time, holding the second highest number of race wins at 59.
One name tossed into the mix by the judges and social media is prominent voice actor Andy Serkis, one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, with his film work in motion capture critically acclaimed.
The star, who is perhaps best known for voicing Gollum, might have a degree of anonymity as he quite obviously does not look like Gollum every day.
However, Serkis has starred in films showing his actual face before, including 2018’s Black Panther so this might be a stretch.
Another name thrown into the mix is Jay Kay, lead vocalist of the jazz-funk band Jamiroquai.
Known for wearing wacky ensembles, he would, in theory, have some anonymity when he wasn’t dressed in the typical Jamiroquai fare – which unfortunately resembled that of one of the US Capitol rioters this week, forcing him to deny his involvement.
Another potential clue? One of Jamiroquai’s biggest hits was called Virtual Reality – a nod to the Badger’s clue about a virtual world?
Another suspect mentioned by many viewers is one of the most famous masked celebs in the world: Top Gear’s character The Stig.
This is because he is used to being anonymous (tick), is not easily recognised on the street (tick), and is into motorbikes (tick).
RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Courtney Act is known to many, but would they be as recognisable out of drag?
Courtney Act, when not performing, goes by Shane.
Though maybe less recognisable to some, Courtney did win Celebrity Big Brother three years ago, where viewers got to see Shane quite regularly.
Panellist Rita Ora got a little confused when she tried to suggest Alan Titchmarsh, but ended up suggesting Alan Patridge, Steve Coogan’s comedy character.
You never know, Rita, you never know!
Other guesses include singer Will Young and rapper Ne-Yo.
The Masked Singer continues tonight at 7pm on ITV.
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