Eight contestants are yet to be unmasked on The Masked Singer, and one of those characters is Jacket Potato!


This weekend, the singing spud will return to the stage alongside the seven other remaining The Masked Singer 2023 contestants.

Jacket Potato has done a pretty good job at impressing the judges and keeping their mask on, but eagle-eyed fans think they may have cracked the case already.

The Masked Singer fans say Jacket Potato is EastEnders star Shane Richie for a number of reasons.

Ahead of Jacket Potato's third performance, read on for everything we know so far about the crooning carb, including why viewers believe Richie is behind the mask.

Who is Jacket Potato? Clues, guesses and songs

The cast of The Masked Singer season 4.
The cast of The Masked Singer season 4. ©ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV


  • Episode 2 - Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley
  • Episode 4 - Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen


  • They're ready to drop it like it's a hot.
  • Seen dancing in a disco venue.
  • They were reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet – could they be an actor?
  • In the VT, we see them putting names like Nosey Parker in a jar.
  • They potentially have an American accent.
  • "Hey, it's me, Jack. I've got quite the collection, so big, it'll make you say, 'Woah.'".


  • Brian Conley
  • Bob Mortimer
  • Richie Sambora
  • Matt Lucas
  • Shane Richie

The Masked Singer Theories

Is Jacket Potato Shane Richie?

Shane Richie as Alfie Moon in EastEnders
Shane Richie as Alfie Moon in EastEnders BBC

Fans think so!

Following their performance, fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Jacket Potato, with many people choosing the Alfie Moon star.

"I'm still sticking with Shane Richie as Jacket Potato. 'Whole host' could refer to TV presenting, and I just think I can hear it in his voice," one said.

The Masked Singer continues on Saturdays on ITV1 and ITVX. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide for more to watch.


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