Five contestants remain in the running to win this year's The Masked Dancer, and one of those characters is Sea Slug.


Sea Slug has got fans well and truly confused with their identity, with the likes of Zayn Malik, Gok Wan and even RuPaul thought to be behind the mask.

Sea Slug will face Scissors, Pearly King, Onomatopoeia, and Odd Socks on Saturday's show.

It comes after Candlestick became the latest contestant to be unmasked on the show as Bake Off's Liam Charles.

The remaining contestants will be hoping to impress judges, Jonathan Ross, Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall and Peter Crouch, who took over from Mo Gilligan this year.

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So, will Sea Slug slime their way to the final or will their performance be salty?

Read on for everything you need to know about Sea Slug - one of the contestants in the The Masked Dancer season 2 line-up.

Who is The Masked Dancer’s Sea Slug?

Sea Slug performs on The Masked Dancer
Sea Slug performs on The Masked Dancer ITV

Dances, songs, clues and guesses


  • Episode 2 – When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls
  • Episode 4 – Rockabye by Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul and Anne-Marie
  • Episode 5 – Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez
  • Episode 6 - Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid


  • She says not to get "on the wrong side of her" and sea slugs can be "spiky".
  • Glowing in the dark is "in this season".
  • She offers to throw viewers "a lifeline" if they need help guessing.
  • Showed a treasure chest with arrows pointing in 'one direction'.
  • "You've got to hand it to me, this Sea Slug knows how to scrub up well."
  • Started dancing at a young age.
  • In a VT, there's a scroll with the names of the Golden Girls.
  • She says she can't be accused of being "sluggish".
  • She has "travelled the seven seas".
  • She has been involved in Red Nose Day.


  • Gok Wan
  • Fleur East
  • Zayn Malik

The Masked Dancer theories

Is Sea Slug Gok Wan?

The sheer range of guesses from the judges perhaps proves that Sea Slug’s identity might be one of the most difficult puzzles of this season.

Peter Crouch suggested that TV presenter and stylist Gok Wan could be hiding underneath the purple costume. Perhaps the reference to “scrubbing up well” could be a nod towards Wan’s hit 2000s makeover show, How to Look Good Naked, while the phrase “in this season” could be linked to his fashion expertise?

Though the VT showed an arrow pointing in “one direction” (hence the somewhat unlikely Zayn Malik guess from Jonathan Ross), it’s worth noting that last year, Wan released a track called Right Direction. He also appeared on a celebrity edition of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? which could explain the reference to a “lifeline”.

We’ll have to wait until the next episode, which will be broadcast on ITV at 6:30pm on Saturday, to learn more.

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