Who was Chandelier in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK?

The Masked Singer UK Chandelier costume
Shining bright on stage is Chandelier! (Image credit: ITV)

Sadly, Chandelier was the first celebrity to be unmasked in this year's The Masked Singer UK. As we all screamed "take it off!" at our TV screens, Chandelier was revealed to be soul singer and former lead singer of the band M People— Heather Small!

It's a real shame Heather Small left the series so early. And might we say rather unfair as she was clearly a miles better singer than some of the others!

She managed to put on a spellbinding performance that lit up the stage and had us swinging from our light fixtures. 

But meanwhile, let’s take a look at some of our guesses as to who others thought Chandelier could have been.

Who is Chandelier in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Verbal clues...

“Lighting up the room with their performance, meet Chandelier,” is the clue that’s been revealed for this costume. 

Could this clue signify an interior designer of some kind? Interior designer and TV personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has used his expertise to decorate houses in many interior design programs over the years, including Changing Rooms, Showhouse Showdown, My Lottery Dream Home International and was a guest judge on Interior Design Masters.

Laurence has also dipped his toes into the music industry as he appeared as a judge on the series Popstar to Operastar in 2010, where pop stars were trained to perform opera songs.

Although not an interior designer, DIY SOS star Nick Knowles has a lot of knowledge surrounding home renovations and has helped light up people’s lives by transforming their homes. So, could he light up the room with his singing?

Who is Chandelier in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Costume clues...

We had to take a second look to spot the white boat balancing on top of Chandelier. Could this be a big clue as to who it could be? TV presenter and former cruise ship singer Jane McDonald has embarked on many TV travel shows, such as Cruising with Jane McDonald and Cruising with Jane McDonald: Down Under

She has also appeared in the BBC documentary The Cruise. Due to being a popular singer, she may be an easy spot for some viewers. However, Grammy award-winning singer Joss Stone managed to win The Masked Singer last year as Sausage, so she may surprise us. 

Jane McDonald

Could Jane McDonald be under the Chandelier? (Image credit: Viacom Studios UK)

Here's what everyone thought before the big reveal...

The judges didn't manage to correctly guess who was beneath the costume as Mo Gilligan thought it could be Debbie McGee, Davina McCall went for Claire Richards, Rita Ora suspected it was Rachel Riley and Jonathan Ross guessed Elaine Paige.

Viewers at home agreed with Jonathan's guess of Elaine Paige.

The new series of The Masked Singer continues on ITV — see our TV Guide for full listings.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a freelancer writer with WhatToWatch.com, and she now writes for our sister site TechRadar. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series or much-loved UK soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). She's an expert in EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and everything reality-related from Selling Sunset and Married At First Sight UK to 90 Day Fiancé UK. Plus Netflix megahit Virgin River!

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