We are about to come to the end of the bizarre road on season 3 of The Masked Singer, with the grand final airing on ITV1 this Saturday evening.
The line-up of The Masked Singer season 3 contestants has kept us guessing throughout and there have been some surprising reveals this series already, with the remaining three contestants, including Panda, all set to be unmasked this weekend.
Guesses once again come from panellists Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan and they'll be hoping they can nail down who these three are in the final moments, but will any of them be on the money?
Some viewers at home reckon they've uncovered Panda's identity, thinking that it could be singer Natalie Imbruglia behind the mask, and last week's performance all but confirmed it for many.
Here’s everything we know so far about Panda including songs, glues and guesses.
Who is Panda? Songs, clues, guesses
Week One – Levitating by Dua Lipa
Week Three – Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
Week Four – Story Of My Life by One Direction
Week Five – Blame It on the Boogie by The Jacksons
Week Six – Karma Chameleon by Culture Club/Dancing On My Own by Robin
- VT was filmed in the woods
- “Oh I do love an adventure”
- Second nature to me
- Panda says: “From a young age I’ve always followed my own path”
- Solitary creature
- Introverted extrovert
- “This won’t be the first time I’ve been connected to these creatures"
- American accent
- The VT showed some marshmallows with the letters "TWDFL" on them
- "But they’ll have to keep trekking if they want to pin a name on this panda"
- There were several references to stars
- Panda used the words "one direction" during a speaking segment
- Panda said, "I like to follow my own path. Sometimes you find a fork in the road and make a choice to explore another avenue"
- "Off-centre" indicated sports
- There was a songwriter hint
- "Right up my street"
- Hint they are known in Hollywood
- They could hail from Wales
- “It’s not the first time I’ve been animated”
- Helen Skelton
- Emily Atack
- Keeley Hawes
- Camila Cabello
- Emily Blunt
- Michaela Strachan
- Alesha Dixon
- Amanda Holden
- Kate Hudson
- Kim Marsh
- Kimberly Wyatt
- Lisa Stansfield
- Hayden Panettiere
- Shania Twain
- Cerys Matthews
- LeAnn Rimes
The Masked Singer theories
Is Panda Alesha Dixon?
Panda's identity is yet to be confirmed on the show.
A popular fan theory doing the rounds online is that Alesha Dixon is hiding beneath the mask.
The talent show judge voiced a part in Disney’s animation Doc McStuffins and, with other clues suggesting Panda could be linked to music or talent shows, it could well be her behind the mask.
Is Panda Michaela Strachan?
First things first, Michaela is known for her love of wildlife and many of us remember her fondly from the CBBC show The Really Wild Show. She also spent a number of years presenting Countryfile, so the panda costume is a big hint that she could be behind the mask.
She is no stranger to reality TV either, having appeared in shows such as Splash, and she still pops up on quiz shows – plus she always seems like a ton of fun, so we could imagine this being just her bag.
Is Panda Natalie Imbruglia?
The Masked Singer fans may be torn over who Panda is, but many of them are convinced that it is singer and former Neighbours star Natalie Imbruglia under that Panda suit.
We know she can sing, but it is one specific clue in the VT for the second performance that got people talking. Natalie once starred in a play called Things We Do For Love, which matches neatly with the letters TWDFL we saw in the VT – but are the fans on the money with this guess?
The Natalie Imbruglia guesses kept coming in Week Four, too. The One Direction song choice hit home for viewers when they recalled the group sang her song, Torn, at Judges Houses. Also, her voice really does sound like it could be her. We'll file this under likely – especially with the word Street mentioned that could well mean Ramsay Street.
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Is Panda Amanda Holden?
If you were listening to Heart Breakfast recently you would have heard Amanda Holden say the following when asked about Panda on The Masked Singer.
"Well funnily, do you know, when I used to babysit for Claire and Lee Hayes, good morning, on a Saturday, their mum and dad owned a carpet shop, and they used to call me Panda. That was my nickname." Is she just playing on with the game, or has she just dropped a major hint? We suspect the former.
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:
- Who is Mushroom?
- Who is Bagpipes?
- Who is Doughnuts?
- Who is Traffic Cone?
- Who is Rockhopper?
- Who is Firework?
- Who is Robobunny?