ITV's The Masked Singer continues on with its third season this weekend and while we have seen the likes of Will Young and Pat Cash revealed as singers so far, several costumes remain on - but not for long.


The remaining Masked Singer celebrities will be battling it out again this weekend for the chance to remain in the competition, including Poodle, but the mask will be coming off at least one famous face this weekend, the question is who.

Elton John's Rocket Man was the first choice for the canine contestant, followed up by some music from Sir Tom Jones.

But who is Poodle, and what are the clues and guesses we have had so far?

Here's everything we know so far about Poodle!

Who is Poodle? Songs, clues, guesses


Week One – Rocket Man by Elton John

Week Three - What's New Pussycat by Tom Jones


  • VT was filmed in the Angel Star Nail salon
  • "I've always loved a bit of glamour"
  • Dog collars with Anne, Elizabeth, Victoria and Mary
  • "I can't wait to be let off the leash in this competition"
  • Poodle was seen walking around a Crufts-type set
  • "I have been doing what I do for annums and annums"
  • They may have had a run-in with a national newspaper.


  • "I once went on a very long walkies."


  • Michael Ball
  • Adam Lambert
  • Gary Barlow
  • Andrew Scott
  • Rylan
  • Paul O'Grady

The Masked Singer theories

Is Poodle Gary Barlow?

Gary Barlow
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While Poodle's identity is yet to be confirmed, many viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the celebrity behind the character – and many are convinced it is Take That star Gary Barlow.

Some fans think that Gary could be putting on a fake accent to play Poodle based on his familiar-sounding singing voice.

Is Poodle Paul O'Grady?

Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs
ITV/Battersea Cats and Dogs Home

Well for starters, we know that Paul is a big dog lover given that he has a show all about our furry friends – so the costume itself is certainly a big hint that this is our man.

The other clues also point to Paul and his time playing Lily Savage, so file this one under likely and consider us surprised if the mask comes off and someone else is under it.

Is Poodle Brian Cox?

Professor Brian Cox At "Sightgeist" Charity Event

"NO IT'S BRIAN COX the big hair from his band days and the science," said one user on Twitter for who Poodle could be. Cox is known for his love of science and the shows he presents that talk about that very subject.

But he does have a musical background as a part of the band D-Ream who gave us the hit, Things Can Only Get Better - a song many of us have had on repeat since early in 2020...

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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