The Masked Singer might not be new to UK audiences anymore, but its vibrant and enthralling format continues to dazzle us week in, week out.


As ever, an array of famous faces have taken to the stage disguised as a variety of creatures as the judges and audience attempt to guess their identities.

So far, we've seen singer Lulu (Piece of Cake), ex-professional footballer and presenter Chris Kamara (Ghost), singers and married couple Martin and Shirlie Kemp (Cat & Mouse), snooker star Stephen Hendry (Rubbish), comedian Katherine Ryan (Pigeon), actor Daisy May Cooper (Otter) and singer Claire Richards (Knitting).

That left Jellyfish, Phoenix, Fawn, Jacket Potato and Rhino, with the competition hotting up as we head into the final straight.

Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Rita Ora ummed and ahed about who's hiding behind the remaining characters, hazarding a range of guesses, some of which were far more likely than others.

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But eventually not one, but two contestants were unmasked in last night's double elimination: Jellyfish and Jacket Potato.

So, who left The Masked Singer last night? Here are all the celebrities unmasked so far.

Who left The Masked Singer 2023?

Jellyfish - Amber Riley

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Amber Riley performs onstage during the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Essence)
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Glee star Amber Riley was hiding beneath Jellyfish. Speaking about her time on the show, she said: "I was nervous because I couldn't see very well and my balance was pretty off, and on top of the jet lag there was so much to juggle all at once. But I did it!"

She certainly did.

Like many of those watching the show, Riley was left scratching her head following some of the judges' theorising: "I thought they were way off with the guesses. It was kind of funny to be honest. I KNEW Jonathan Ross would get me though."

Jacket Potato - Richie Sambora

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was Jacket Potato.

"I think we all want to win, but I had a good ride and I was glad to carry the torch for the amazing people that left before me. I had a great time," he said following his elimination.

"From the moment I first saw Jack, I felt connected to the character I could become while playing him. It felt like the right fit! Who doesn’t love a potato?"

Amen to that.

Otter - Daisy May Cooper

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Daisy May Cooper as Otter on The Masked Singer

The co-creator and star of BBC Three's This Country was identified by fellow comic Mo Gilligan prior to the unmasking, while Jonathan Ross was way off – guessing that Otter was Mel Giedroyc!

"It's the best job I've ever done but near the end I was absolutely exhausted. I was gutted to leave because I really fancied the Phoenix – so fit," joked Cooper after her unveiling.

Knitting - Claire Richards

claire richards dressed in knitting

In a special double elimination, Knitting was the first contestant to be eliminated from The Masked Singer 2023, with their identity being confirmed as Steps singer Claire Richards.

"I thought you were going to get me from day one, I was so chuffed when you didn't," said Richards. "I am a massive, massive fan of this show, I feel like a fan who has won a competition."

She added: "My son might be a little mortified but I hope they are surprised and happy."

Pigeon – Katherine Ryan

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Katherine Ryan revealed as Pigeon on The Masked Singer 2023 ITV

The fifth contestant to be unmasked was Pigeon on Saturday 28th January – and it turned out to be comedian Katherine Ryan behind the costume.

Ryan was voted out after her performance of Cheryl's Fight for This Love, and she revealed she was glad to have sung that song on her last week. telling Joel Dommett: "I love Cheryl and I used to do a bit of roast comedy in my act about her, so I feel like it's beautiful karma that I went off on her song."

She also explained that she kept the secret hidden from her daughter, saying, "You can’t tell my daughter anything because she’d spill it to her whole school so she’ll be finding out with everyone else. We watch the show together."

And she also revealed that she had been performing on the show while heavily pregnant. "I've got a month left [of pregnancy]," she said. "I have a baby's foot in my lung at most times, it was actually harder than I thought!"

Rubbish - Stephen Hendry

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Stephen Hendry revealed as Rubbish on The Masked Singer 2023 ITV/ YouTube

Snooker player Stephen Hendry was unmasked as the character Rubbish on the fourth episode of the show (Saturday, 21st January).

The character was sent packing after winding up in the bottom two, but not before they took their mask off to reveal their true identity.

Asked why he decided to take part in the show, the snooker player said: “To try something completely out of my comfort zone. I have had the opportunity to do other shows that would have put me in that same ‘uncomfortable’ position but being completely hidden made it so much easier for me to let loose and get my head around the challenge.

Talking about his mask, he added: “I loved the character. When choosing it, I instinctively thought the design and colours of Rubbish looked like Snooker Balls and so it jumped out at me. It was a really fun character."

He continued: "It reminded me of the colours of a Snooker table and balls so it made sense, but a bonus was that it was restrictive in terms of movement, which meant you couldn’t really dance. Singing and dancing might have been a step too far!"

Cat & Mouse - Martin and Shirlie Kemp

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Martin and Shirlie Kemp revealed as Cat & Mouse on The Masked Singer 2023 ITV

Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp and his wife, Shirlie Holliman, were the third contestants to be revealed on The Masked Singer season 4. They had performed Get Happy by Judy Garland and then, in the final showdown, had sung There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes before being unmasked.

Asked if their son, Capital Breakfast DJ Roman Kemp, knew that they had taken part, Holliman said: “No, this is going to embarrass him. Most people say they are doing it for their kids.” Kemp also said: “We’re doing it to embarrass them.”

Following their reveal, their son took to Twitter and said: "I just shouted the phrase ‘take it off’ to my parents I cant undo that #MaskedSingerUK", he later posted a screenshot of his mother performing and her previous opinion about fame.

The breakfast show DJ then posted the video where him and his sister found out their parents had in fact not been on a "romantic getaway" and were actually The Masked Singer's Cat & Mouse.

Piece of Cake - Lulu

Lulu revealed as Piece of Cake on The Masked Singer 2023
Lulu revealed as Piece of Cake on The Masked Singer 2023 ITV

Scottish singer Lulu was the second contestant to be revealed on The Masked Singer season 4, who had performed Ed Sheeran's Shiver while disguised as Piece of Cake.

She explained that her dessert-themed costume was inspired by her "sweet" personality, adding that – just like last week's eliminated contestant Chris Kamara – her grandchildren were a driving factor behind taking part in the show.

Ghost - Chris Kamara

Chris Kamara revealed as Ghost on The Masked Singer 2023
Chris Kamara revealed as Ghost on The Masked Singer 2023 ITV

Football pundit and presenter Chris Kamara was the first celebrity to be unmasked on season 4 as the show's Ghost.

Talking about taking part in the contest, Kammy said: “My grandkids, we'll sit around together and they’ll have no idea. They love this show. They just sing ‘take it off’ and grandad’s going to turn around!”

When listing the stars that Kammy’s duetted with, Rita asked if they would duet together one day, to which Kammy replied: “I’d love that!”

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