As we head towards next week's final of The Masked Singer UK, two more eliminations have taken place, bringing the number of contestants remaining down to just three.


In this week's semi-final, the show bid farewell to two more larger-than-life characters, with Air Fryer and Eiffel Tower leaving the competition in a double elimination.

Suggested names for Air Fryer included comedians Andi Oliver, Queen Latifah and both Kylie and Danii Minogue, while those thought to be the Eiffel Tower included Geri Halliwell, Kim Cattrall, Sharleen Spiteri and Bonnie Tyler.

All of these guesses proved to be incorrect in another dramatic unmasking, meaning judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan need to start rolling out their best analysis of the potentially identifying clues for next week.

So who has left The Masked Singer so far?

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Here are all the celebrities who have been unmasked – find out if you guessed correctly.

Who left The Masked Singer?

Eiffel Tower - Tiffany

The second unmasking in a double elimination for the show's semi-final this week saw Eiffel Tower's identity finally revealed.

The mask was taken off to reveal that it had been American singer/songwriter Tiffany, best-known for her cover of the song I Think We're Alone Now. Jonathan was quick to note how close he had been with his guesses, and how he should have got it.

Asked what made her do The Masked Singer, Tiffany said: "I wanted to do The Masked Singer because I am a huge fan of the show, so this was a blast. It's different watching the show at home than being in one of these fantastic costumes and the energy here is just amazing."

She added that she thought the guesses from the panel were "amazing" and that they "just got better, and better, and better".

"Anastasia was amazing, because I'm a huge fan, so I was like “yay!”, but all of the vocalists that they were naming, they were great," she added. "But that one really stood out for me."

Tiffany also said that some of her eagle eyed fans will have known it was her because she's "always done hand gestures" and that she'd been "chuckling inside the costume" at how close the panel's guesses had got.

Air Fryer - Keala Settle

As part of a double elimination for this week's semi-final, Air Fryer was first unmasked as American actress, singer and star of The Greatest Showman, Keala Settle.

Following her reveal, Settle said that taking part in the show was "petrifying and freeing all at the same time" and noted how many close guesses there were from the judges.

She said: "There were so many times when I was swaying back and forth thinking, 'Please don’t guess me!' Then with guest judges that you’ve had on the show, I actually knew Jennifer Saunders! I did Sister Act in the West End with her. I was standing there going, 'Please don’t guess me'."

Settle added that The Masked Singer has been "scary and the most inspirational thing that I’ve done in my life".

Maypole - Melody Thornton

There was also a double elimination on last week's The Masked Singer, with Dippy Egg's unmasking being quickly followed by the mysterious Maypole. It turned out she was Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton all along.

Following the reveal, she said: "I think that the thing about this show is that it's all positive. You actually just get to have fun, and it's been lovely bringing this character to life! What I've enjoyed most is that Maypole is so positive.

"She's cheering for everybody else. I wrote a whole biography for my character. She’s not far off a female Pinocchio. So, there's this part of her that wants to be loved and she's draped in all of these colours. I just wanted to see her go far."

Thornton previously won the fourth season of The Masked Singer Australia, where her persona was the dazzling Mirrorball.

Dippy Egg - Nicky Campbell

Dippy Egg was confirmed as BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nicky Campbell, who also works alongside The Masked Singer judge Davina McCall on ITV's Long Lost Family. She described his involvement as "the best surprise ever" in a post on X.

After being eliminated from the contest and unmasked, he said: "I love the show. We watched it at home with my girls. I can kind of sing so when the opportunity came up, I thought, 'Yeah, absolutely. Incredible.' And it was."

Speaking of his bizarre costume, Campbell added: "The worst thing about being in the costume is when the lid goes on the top of Dippy Egg, and all of a sudden, it's like you're in a deep-sea diving suit!"

Owl - Lorraine Kelly

That's right: Lorraine Kelly was behind Owl's mask.

The panellists – and Joel Dommett – were completely stunned by the reveal, with the host saying: "This might be one of the best reveals we've ever had on the show!"

Lorraine said she'd "loved" being Owl, revealing that she'd never sung in front of an audience before.

"I’ve loved being Owl; I’ve loved every single second," she said. 'The show is so joyful."

In an interview after her unmasking, she added: "I just wanted to have a bit of fun to kick off the year and to be a bit silly.

"I’ve never had a chance to sing in front of an audience before and I thought if I was behind a mask it wouldn’t be as scary."

Clues which pointed to Owl's true identity included tangerines (referencing her beloved Dundee United), a coffee cup pointing to to her appearance on The Cube alongside her daughter and allusions to her talk show hosting duties.

Watch Lorraine's unmasking in the video above.

Bubble Tea - Julia Sawalha

The Masked Singer character Bubble Tea, dressed in all pink
Bubble Tea on The Masked Singer season 5. ITV

The fourth celebrity to be unmasked on this season of The Masked Singer was Absolutely Fabulous star Julia Sawalha, who was behind the Bubble Tea costume.

Sawalha had sung the Chic hit Le Freak on the show, having earlier performed Madonna's Material Girl on her first appearance on the series.

"I wanted to do something that would really take me out of my comfort zone," she said after being eliminated. "I like to do jobs that actually I'm really terrified of because then they're a big challenge. This lived up to that!"

She added: "The panel's guesses were just so hilarious. I couldn't believe they thought I was Hannah Waddingham. I thought Jennifer (Saunders) got pretty close with Bubble (the character from Absolutely Fabulous). I think they did fairly well!"

If you missed it, you can check out the unmasking in the below video:

Rat - Shirley Ballas

A person in a rat costume with their hand and foot in the air
Rat on The Masked Singer season 5. Bandicoot TV/ITV

Strictly Come Dancing head judge and dancing legend Shirley Ballas was unmasked in episode 3 of The Masked Singer.

Ballas had previously entertained the audience with renditions of YMCA by Village People before giving a final performance of Nellie the Elephant by Toy Dolls.

Speaking about taking part in the series, Ballas admitted: "I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and see exactly if I could sing a little bit, could I hold a tune or was I just drastically bad!?"

On the panel's guesses, Ballas said: "I thought the guesses from the panel were actually rather spectacular. They compared me to actors and singers, all sorts, and never got any of the clues!

"I was very surprised about Jonathan. I mean, Jonathan’s a friend of mine. I’ve been on his shows and we’ve talked about Kilimanjaro, some of those clues he should have known and he didn’t get it! They were so off, they called me some amazing singers and actors! I’ll take that!"

Chicken Caesar - Alexander Armstrong

Chicken Ceaser on The Masked Singer.
Chicken Ceaser on The Masked Singer, ITV.

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong was the second celebrity to be unmasked on season 5 of The Masked Singer.

The presenter was disguised as Chicken Caesar and performed a rendition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Under The Bridge.

Speaking about taking part in the show, Alexander said: "I've been longing to do it, every year I'm always getting messages saying, 'Are you so and so? Are you Traffic Cone?'

"And I say, 'Maybe!' I've loved it, it's the beginning of the journey and the end of the journey, but what a journey it's been!"

You can watch the reveal on X (formerly Twitter) below:

Weather - Dionne Warwick

Someone wearing a blue and white gown with their hands in the air with a cloud on their fair with a lightning rod pointing out
Weather. Bandicoot TV/ITV

Legendary American singer Dionne Warwick was the first celebrity to be unmasked on season 5 of The Masked Singer.

They were dressed as Weather, and performed the tune I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.

Talking about their time in the contest, the 83-year-old artist behind classics like Walk On By said: "It's been an absolute joy. When I was asked to do the show, I said: 'Oh yeah, I'm going to have some fun - but I can never try to disguise my voice.'

"Thank you so very, very much."

If you missed the reveal, or just want to watch it again, check out the video below that was posted on X (formerly Twitter):

We'll keep this page updated throughout the season as more celebs are unmasked! It should be a fun ride.

Who do you think the other characters are behind the mask? We look forward to finding out over the next few weeks.

And, as ever, we've got to say... hats off to the amazingly imaginative costume department on this show! It really is impressive how they keep coming up with new, quirky designs every year. See you next week, folks.

The Masked Singer airs on ITV1 and ITX on Saturdays.


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