The second season of ITV's The Masked Dancer continues on Saturday and after last weekend's triple reveal, there aren't that many contestants left in the competition.


After the show's first-ever contestant couple suffered an injury during rehearsal, Pillar and Post were unmasked to be former goalkeeper David Seaman and his ice skating wife Frankie Poultney, while the identity of Tomato Sauce was revealed as TV presenter Steph McGovern.

Now just six contestants remain the competition, including Candlestick – who has been confusing fans with their many cryptic clues.

Will the waxy character be able to fool the panel – Jonathan Ross, Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall and Peter Crouch – for an extra week or have they reached the end of their wick?

Read on for everything you need to know about The Masked Dancer's Candlestick.

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Who is The Masked Dancer’s Candlestick? Dances, songs, clues and guessses

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Meet the contestants in The Masked Dancer's second season ITV


  • Episode 1 - Relight My Fire by Take That
  • Episode 3 - Dangerous Love by Fuse ODG feat Sean Paul
  • Episode 5 - That's What I Want by Lil Nas X


  • Something to do with a judge.
  • "I might be an authority".
  • Names of metals in the VT - platinum, pewter and brass.
  • Lemon in glass of water.
  • "I know what it is to lose, but win."
  • "I need to let you know, I went via Tinseltown on my way to success."
  • Dundee was written on sugar cubes, suggesting they’re from Scotland.
  • Wrote on a parchment and spoke about importance of words.
  • Two of these are true: Hanging with my chums is #goals, when you’re around me time is of the essence, and I keep circular shapes in one of my chambers.
  • Walked the red carpet
  • Is part of the "past", "future" and "the now"
  • Has a link to tapestry


  • Robert Rinder
  • Olly Murs
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Keith Lemon

The Masked Dancer theories

Is Candlestick Robert Rinder?

Rob Rinder
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The detective panel think that Judge Rinder could be behind the costume of Candlestick. During Candlestick's VT, they mentioned that they "might be an authority". There were also subtle references to a judge or court - and the detectives aren't alone, with many fans convinced Rob Rinder is behind the mask.

Following the episode, one fan tweeted Rinder himself, saying: "So GLAD TO SEE YOU ON SATURDAY NIGHT ON ITV even though you are in disguise in your candlestick costume on The masked dancer .."

Is Candlestick Ncuti Gatwa?

Ncuti Gatwa
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Some fans are sure that Ncuti Gatwa is beneath the Candlestick costume.

Set to become the next Dr Who, the Scottish actor has starred in the Netflix hit Sex Education, and will appear in the new Barbie film alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling - which has been filmed in 'Tinseltown' itself, Los Angeles.

One viewer commented: "Is Ncuti Gatwa the Candlestick? He's from Dundee according to Google..."

Another continued: "The Candlestick is deffo Ncuti Gatwa!!! With the time hints as he's the new doctor and he's Scottish!"

In an exclusive poll, Masked Dancer fans think the clues point towards Rob Rinder, with 39.5 per cent voting for him.

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