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Who is Bagpipes on The Masked Singer? Theories, clues and songs

Great Scot! Who is behind this mask?

The Masked Singer The Bagpipes
Published: Saturday, 15th January 2022 at 5:00 pm

Singers Heather Small (Chandelier) and Will Young (Rockhopper), plus TV presenter Gloria Hunniford (Snow Leopard) have already been unmasked on the UK version of The Masked Singer, but there are still plenty of other famous faces who have yet to be revealed – including Bagpipes.

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We've already seen the Scottish celebrity perform Blur's Song 2, with the judges and viewers at home sharing their theories as to who it could be. But currently, we don't have an answer.

Will that change on this week's show?

Here's everything we know so far about Bagpipes!

Who is Bagpipes? Songs, clues, guesses

Songs: 

Week One – Song 2 by Blue

Clues: 

  • Scotland the Brave playing during the VT
  • Known for "having started a tradition or two of my own"
  • Tennis rackets and balls on the castle wall
  • "There's a wee bit of Scottish in my past"
  • Bagpipes is "no stranger to an instrument"
  • The Proclaimers song I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  • Bagpipes pets a white dog called Annette
  • Bagels are spotted in the VT.

Facts:

  • "I played a wee tune with a tumbling rock."

Guesses: 

  • Rod Stewart
  • Richard Madden
  • Judy Murray
  • Pat Cash
  • John McEnroe
  • Paul Hollywood
  • Angus Young

The Masked Singer theories

Is Bagpipes John McEnroe?

John McEnroe

Out of all the judges' suggestions, viewers were most on-board with the idea that Bagpipes is John McEnroe – the American former tennis professional.

The previous world number one was a member of The Johnny Smyth Band as a singer and guitarist, so it's certainly possible.

Is Bagpipes Judy Murray?

Is Scarecrow Judy Murray?

A number of names have been thrown out there for who Bagpipes could be, but Judy Murray remains one of the most convincing guesses.

She's Scottish, which fits the theme, and we know full well that tennis is something she knows more than a thing or two about. But has she really signed up for the show? She's our pick right now.

If you want to start figuring out who else could be under the masks, here are all of our other The Masked Singer theories and investigations so far:

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The Masked Singer airs on Saturdays on ITV. Want something else to watch? Check out our full TV Guide or visit our Entertainment hub for the latest news. 

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