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

Is this mystery celeb on the road to success?

The Masked Singer Traffic Cone
Published: Saturday, 22nd January 2022 at 6:00 pm

Season 3 of ITV's The Masked Singer is well underway now and we have already seen four celebs remove the masks and reveal themselves to the world - tennis legend Pat Cash being the latest.


Judges Davina McCallJonathan RossRita Ora and Mo Gilligan are all back to cast their eyes over the proceedings and to throw out guesses for who the celebs could be and, as usual, some of the suggestions are a lot more sensible than the others.

But who is the mysterious Traffic Cone? There are a lot of names out there for who this could be, and one famous face is absolutely certain they know who it is.

Here’s everything we know so far about The Masked Singer contestant Traffic Cone including songs, glues and guesses.

Who is Traffic Cone? Songs, clues, guesses


  • Week one - Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
  • Week three - When She Loved Me by Sarah McLachlan


  • The shape of the traffic cone is just like something close to their heart
  • Radio shown in VT, which could mean they’re a DJ or rapper
  • Not all about “safety”
  • “Sporting chance”
  • Traffic Cone says: “There ain’t no Plan B. I’m the OG TC”
  • They said “troublemaker” in their VT
  • There was a pie in a lunchbox during their first clip.
  • "I’m not saying I’m here to make a racket, but I will break the rules from time to time"
  • "I squared off against the fourth best in the world once"


  • “I made my money taking my top off.”


  • Chris Kamara
  • Alistair Brownlee
  • Olly Murs
  • Peter Andre
  • Rick Astley
  • Tom Jones
  • Aled Jones

The Masked Singer theories

Is Rick Astley Traffic Cone?

The Keith and Paddy Picture Show - Rick Astley

Rick Astley (ITV/Talkback, FT)

Traffic Cone appeared with a version of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up on Sunday night’s episode of The Masked Singer (2nd January).

However, many fans have predicted a big twist and suggested that the song was chosen to throw viewers off the scent – and that it will turn out to be Rick Astley himself behind the mask.

Whether the song choice was a bluff remains to be seen, and fans will have to keep watching to find out who the famous face is.

Is Tom Jones Traffic Cone?

Tom Jones

Sir Tom is a regular fixture at ITV thanks to The Voice, so signing him up to the show would be fairly simple - if he agreed to do it, that is.

"Traffic cone is Tom Jones he sounds Welsh and the name nearly rhymes," said one fan on Twitter. That may be clutching at straws a little, but we aren't ready to rule Sir Tom out of the running just yet...

Is Aled Jones Traffic Cone?


He's known for walking in the air, but has Aled Jones also decided to walk onto the stage of The Masked Singer?

"He's not admitted it, he's not mentioned it at all, but I'm convinced that is my mate Aled Jones," said fellow singer Russel Watson on Good Morning Britain, and many fans of the show seem to agree with him. Not only that, but Aled has a tour taking to the road next month - a stint on a primetime ITV show would certainly be good for publicity...

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:


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


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