Did Michael Ball just confirm those Masked Singer rumours?

The musical theatre star addressed the rumours on BBC One's The One Show

From ITV Studios

Ball & Boe Back Together on ITV

Pictured: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.

This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk.  This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.co.uk

For further information please contact:
james.hilder@itv.com / 0207 157 3052

Musical theatre Michael Ball just addressed the long-standing rumours that he is in fact the Hedgehog on The Masked Singer… and we’re more confused than ever.

Advertisement

Guest-hosting The One Show on Friday night, the legendary singer came under questioning from co-host Alex Jones, who said that she had “missed” Ball before adding: “I have a feeling I know where you’ve been…Can you confirm or deny whether you are, indeed, the Hedgehog on The Masked Singer?”

Ball responded, “The Masked Singer, I love this programme. I cannot confirm or deny…But we do know I can be a little prickly!”

However, as Jones moved on, Ball began mouthing into the camera: “It’s not me.”

Fans became convinced that the Hedgehog was a star of musical theatre following the Hedgehog’s clue – the fact that he “died at 8.30 every night” for a job – which many believe referred to a dying character that the singer could have played on the West End.

Hedgehog ©ITV/Bandicoot TV

Is the Phantom of the Opera star bluffing? Or could it be a indicator that the Hedgehog is, in fact, Ball’s longtime friend and collaborator, Alfie Boe?

Advertisement

The Masked Singer continues on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV