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

More than just a fungi.

The Masked Singer Mushroom

The Masked Singer is returning to our screens with a special Movie Night episode tonight (Saturday 8th January 2022) and guesses are already coming in thick and fast as to which famous face is behind the quirky Mushroom disguise.


The mysterious fungi captured fans’ imaginations when they performed for the first time, with many fans convinced it could be actress Aisling Bea. The Doctor Who star even appeared to give herself away in a very telling Instagram post.

The judges, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan, and the show’s host Joel Dommett had some guesses of their own, from Rebel Wilson to singer Sia.

And Homes Under The Hammer star recently teased that she could be behind the costume.

So, who exactly is behind the mask?

Here’s all the latest clues, guesses and theories on Mushroom – one of The Masked Singer season three contestants.

Who is Mushroom? Songs, clues, guesses


Week One – It’s Oh So Quiet by Bjork


  • A mixture of accents, including Yorkshire and Irish
  • Can take many forms
  • Likes to start new things.

Fact: “I just want to bring peace and love man.”


  • Aisling Bea
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Sia
  • Vicky McClure
  • Martell Maxwell

The Masked Singer theories

Is Mushroom Aisling Bea?

Aisling Bea

A popular theory from the internet after Mushroom performed was that Aisling Bea was hiding under the mask.

As Mushroom performed the Bjork hit It’s Oh So Quiet, judge Davina McCall said: “She sounds Irish.”

The actress, who just appeared in Doctor Who‘s New Year special, comes from Kildare, Ireland, and with a couple of the clues hinting towards an actress, it very well could be Bea behind the mask.

Some eagle-eyed fans spotted that Aisling posted an Instagram a clip of Bjork performing at the BRITs in 1998, which they believe could be a reference to Mushroom’s first performance.

“I love this so much,” she wrote alongside the clip.

Is Mushroom Martel Maxwell?

Is Mushroom Martell Maxwell?
Martell Maxwell

Some fans think Homes Under The Hamme star Martel Maxwell could be Mushroom. Following Mushroom’s performance, some viewers took to Twitter to share their theories, with one writing: “@MaskedSingerUK Mushroom I’m guessing as @MartelMaxwell from Homes Under The Hammer” to which Maxwell responded: “”Was it?!?” alongside a mushroom emoji. Was it indeed!

Could she be the fun guy behind this funky costume?

Is Mushroom Shaun Ryder?

Celebrity Gogglebox
Shaun Ryder (right) on Celebrity Gogglebox

Eagle-eyed fans have noticed a handful of hints that could link Shaun to Mushroom.

Viewers were quick to note that a mushroom disguise appeared in the US version of the singing contestant, before I Need A Dollar singer Aloe Blacc was revealed behind the costume.

The similar music career path of the pair left fans wondering if Shaun Ryder could be behind the disguise.

And that’s not all. The wild flora has also been linked to Shaun’s time on I’m A Celebrity back in 2015.

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


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