Outlandish reality competition The Masked Dancer is back - and it has us scratching our heads more than ever.


All of Masked Dancer UK 2022 line-up have now put on their dancing shoes and taken to the stage, with two sadly waltzing away already.

Astronaut lifted off his space helmet to reveal Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe, while the second episode saw Gavin & Stacey actress Joanna Page unveiled Pig.

There's still plenty more to guess, however, with five more characters returning to the show this weekend for their second outing.

Jonathan Ross, Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall and new judge Peter Crouch will be hoping to uncover the famous faces hiding behind colourful characters, including the elusive Prawn Cocktail.

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Things are going swimmingly for Prawn Cocktail who gave a glamourous performance to the Dreamgirls, winning her battle against Pillar and Post and seeing her through to the next round.

The detective panel had some thoughts, however, with guesses ranging from Rebecca Adlington to Alison Steadman, but many are leaning towards athlete and Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill.

See below for everything you need to know about Prawn Cocktail, including clues, guesses and theories.

Who is The Masked Dancer’s Prawn Cocktail?

Dances, songs, clues and guessses

the cast of the masked dancer season 2


  • Episode 1 - One Night Only by Dreamgirls.


  • "Hiya, Pet!"
  • Very feminine outfit.
  • "I certainly didn't used to look like what you'd quite expect."
  • "Surprise, surprise."
  • Animal friendly establishment sign in first VT.
  • "I'm hoping to be strictly the best" - possible Tina Turner reference in first VT.
  • The words "The Gold Shrimp Club" on the set of their first performance, which could hint to them being a gold medalist.
  • Reference to boats in their first VT.
  • "I may be an 'appetiser', but I've got an insatiable appetite for success."


  • Jessica Ennis-Hill
  • Alison Steadman
  • Shirley Ballas
  • Rebecca Adlington

The Masked Dancer theories

Is Prawn Cocktail Jessica Ennis-Hill?

Jessica Ennis-Hill - Strictly Come Dancing
Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Jessica Ennis-Hill was one of the suggestions from the detective panel for the identity of Prawn Cocktail.

The dancer stated they have "an insatiable appetite for success" for their Clue Detector comment, and Peter Crouch pointed out the gold decorations and large ring adorning the set that hinted to an Olympian.

Viewers at home were divided with some pointing toward Love Island star Amber Davies, while others agreed with the Jessica Ennis-Hill theory with one fan tweeting: "Gonna throw this into the mix, yes I might be wrong but Prawn Cocktail is Jessica Ennis-Hill."

In our exclusive RadioTimes.com Twitter poll, Masked Dancer fans think clues point towards Jessica Ennis-Hill, with 60.4 per cent voting for her.

The Masked Dancer is airing on ITV this autumn. To find out what else is on TV, check out our TV Guide or visit our hub for more Entertainment news.


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