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Who is Robin on The Masked Singer?

Robin has rocked their way through the competition.

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Published: Saturday, 13th February 2021 at 5:15 pm

Just a few hours to go until The Masked Singer final airs on ITV, with the three remaining contestants Sausage, Badger and Robin taking to the stage for their last few performances.


Over the last seven weeks, we've seen nine The Masked Singer contestants unveiled on the show, with the likes of Martine McCutcheon, Mel B, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Sir Lenny Henry, A-ha Singer Morten Harket, Glen Hoddle and John Thomson emerging from the show's ridiculous costumes.

With the red-billed Robin performing in the final, fans across the country are still trying to guess which celebrity is behind the belting bird, with many viewers convinced he's JLS star Aston Merrygold.

Fans are pointing towards Merrygold's brand new single as proof of his involvement in The Masked Singer, as the JLS star released his solo track the day before the ITV show's big final.

That being said, other viewers believe Robin could be The Voice's Olly Murs, with 45.5 per cent of fans previously voting for the singer-songwriter in an exclusive poll.

Here's everything we know about Robin so far.

Who is Robin? Songs, clues, guesses

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Meet Robin who hopes to leave the audience rocking week after week.


Week One - Can’t Stop the Feeling! by Justin Timberlake

Week Three – Dance Monkey by Tones and I

Week Five - Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day

Week Six - Closer by Ne-Yo

Week Seven - Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran and Footloose by Kenny Loggins


  • Robin is "fast on their feet" and "ready to go the distance".
  • The VT showed Albert Square from EastEnders.
  • They have been “trained” and have “fighting feet”.
  • Robin said: “I may be a Robin, but I’ve been known to fly without wings.”
  • He said: "I felt like I was in a world of my own."
  • Sport has always been a huge part of Robin's life – he was spotted with a football and failed IQ test.
  • He always knew he'd be a footballer and "represented his country" in red colours – Man United or Liverpool?
  • "Feather in my cap" – possible England player?
  • Robin said: “I may have a red breast but I'm known to be blue.”

"Two lies and one truth" clues:

  • "My real name is out of this world."
  • "This robin's habitat is more tropical than you think."
  • "I started performing by doing impressions."


  • Aston Merrygold
  • Lee Ryan
  • Jake Wood
  • Olly Murs
  • Nicky Byrne
  • Michael Owen
  • Robin Van Persie
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Amir Khan
  • Bruno Mars
  • Yung Filly
  • Joe Swash

The Masked Singer Theories

Is Robin Aston Merrygold?

A lot of fans seem to think JLS singer Aston Merrygold is The Masked Singer's Robin. During week five, he sang Rockin Robin by Bobby Day, which, as fans pointed out on Twitter, he performed on Stars in Their Eyes as a child.

Indeed he's fast on his feet and famously trained for Strictly Come Dancing back in 2017. We're not sure about the Albert Square connection, but one things for sure Aston could easily pull off those dance moves and vocals Robin displayed on during his debut performance.

As well as this, Robin's VT in Week Six alluded to a potential Stars in their Eyes performance. Who appeared on Stars in their Eyes when he was little? Aston Merrygold – who even performed Rockin' Robin, his Week Five performance! Consider us sold on this one.

The day before The Masked Singer final, Aston released his brand new solo single Overboard, with many fans saying this timing is a sure giveaway that the JLS member is in fact Robin.

Is Robin Olly Murs?

Olly Murs
Olly Murs on The Voice ITV

Fans are convinced singer and The Voice UK coach Olly Murs is the show's Robin.

The musician rose to fame in 2009 when he came second in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, and since then he's gone on to produce well-known hits including Troublemaker and Dear Darlin'.

Following Robin's performance, viewers took to social media to share their theories with many believing Mr Murs could be the culprit.

Is Robin Jake Wood?

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Another name which has been flying about when it comes to Robin is EastEnders actor Jake Wood. During the VT, Albert Square was shown. Could Jake, best known for Max Branning be behind the costume? Your guess is as good as ours!

Is Robin Lee Ryan?

Is The Masked Singer's Robobunny Lee Ryan
Lee Ryan BBC

Davina McCall thinks Blue star Lee Ryan could be the show's Robin, following the character's VT.

As a boyband member, Ryan does have the vocals and like Robin he has a few dance moves up his sleeve.

Plus, Lee joined EastEnders in 2017 as Woody Woodward, so Davina could well be onto something here!

Is Robin Amir Khan?

Amir Khan
Amir Khan (Getty, PJ)

Boxer Amir Khan is no stranger to reality TV after making quite the impression on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! back in 2017. He had quite the sense of humour about him on that show and we would not be surprised if he wanted to do something as crazy as The Masked Singer.

Is Robin Bruno Mars?

Musical superstar Bruno Mars was thrown into the mix by Mo and while he certainly has the pipes to belt out a number, we suspect that the travel issues that have hit the world would rule him out of flying over from America to appear in much the same way that Ken Jeong is absent.

Is Robin Yung Filly?

Yung Filly is a presenter, comedian and YouTuber and he has certainly earned his stripes on the platform having amassed over 100 million views. He would certainly be up for doing something like The Masked Singer, so could Rita's guess be the correct one?

Is Robin Joe Swash?

Another I'm a Celeb alum, Joe has not only been a campmate but also fronted the spin-off show for many years up until 2018. While the EastEnders connection would also point to Robin being him, we aren't sure that the other clues provided were quite as convincing. If he can sing, we have no doubt that he would do it though.


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