Who is Jellyfish on The Masked Singer UK?

Jellyfish for The Masked Singer UK
Who is Jellyfish in The Masked Singer UK? (Image credit: ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV)

Who is Jellyfish in The Masked Singer UK? She narrowly missed out on the final as she was unmasked on The Masked Singer UK season 4 — but did you guess who the jolly-fish was?

The Masked Singer UK season 4 comes with a whole host of crazy new characters ready to take to the stage, and Jellyfish is shaping up to be a bit of a superstar. 

Rita Ora said Jellyfish was one of the characters she was most drawn to, and Davina McCall added: "Jellyfish is an extraordinary performer and has made us all feel pretty emotional" when asked if any of the singers had made her cry.

Here's what we know about Jellyfish including which celebrity was hiding under the costume...

Who is Jellyfish on The Masked Singer UK?

Jellyfish was unmasked as Glee star Amber Riley, who has just won The Masked Singer US season 8 as Harp.

After her unmasking, she confessed that she was hoping that the judging panel wouldn't guess her identity when they spoke about the Dreamgirls clues as she played Effie White in the musical.

Fans correctly guessed Jellyfish's identity from the start as they believed that Jellyfish had already claimed victory in the US — and they were right!

Joel Dommet and Amber Riley as Jellyfish

Jellyfish was unmasked as Amber Riley. (Image credit: Bandicoot TV)

Who is Jellyfish on The Masked Singer UK? Songs

In week one, Jellyfish performed 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns N' Roses.

In week three, Jellyfish sang 'Take Me To Church' by Hozier.

Jellyfish sang 'Leave A Light On' by Tom Walker as part of her clue song in week five.

Jellyfish performed 'Alone' by Heart in week six.

Jellyfish sang 'You Give Love a Bad Name' by Bon Jovi and 'Without You' by David Guetta ft. Usher in week 7.

Who is Jellyfish on The Masked Singer UK? Show clues

In Jellyfish's first clues package, we saw the star on the beach, under a limbo pool next to a sign that read "how loa can you goa", which the panel took to potentially be  pointing viewers to India. 

Elsewhere, the initials M.E could be seen on the sand next a shell, possibly a hint that the new star could be named Michelle? And then the other big clue is the revelation that Jellyfish has "unexpectedly won" another competition before, so they're likely a winner of a similar competition in the past, hence why Rita guessed it could be X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, though Drag Race judge Michelle Visage is proving to be one of the most popular theories online!

In week three, one of the clues included in Jellyfish's clue package was: "Fun fact, guys, a group of jellyfish is called a smack. That's awesome, right?" which made Rita Ora think that she could have been in a band.

There was also a shot of a cassette tape saying 'Good Magic' on the front lying on a bed of crystals, while Jellyfish said: "Something exceptionally small turned out to be my biggest encouragement." As well as a sign that read 'Ogeretla' on a beach hut which spells alter ego backwards.

In the game Clue or False, Jellyfish's clues were: "Past life regression, whoopie. I'll have none of that" and "Across time, mononymous has become synonymous with me." The audience believed clue number two was true.

The judges guesses a range of singing stars from Janet Jackson to Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock.


Jellyfish stinging on stage. (Image credit: Bandicoot TV)

In week five, Jellyfish performed on stage once again and we were given more clues to her identity.

Jellyfish teased that she's one to give out compliments and that she may critique, but it comes from "a place of love." Could Jellyfish be a judge of some kind? She was next seen holding a mallet.

"Although a decision was made in my career that saw me removed from the spotlight. Now that's just not on," Jellyfish hinted in her clue package.

For her clue song, Jellyfish sang one of her favorite songs — Leave A Light On' by Tom Walker.

After her performance, Jonathan Ross seemed convinced that Jellyfish was Glee star Amber Riley, who recently won The Masked Singer US season 8.

Jellyfish put on a stingingly good performance in week six as she opened her clue package with: "Keeping a beach clean, that's cool. But you'll never find me dropping litter."

We were then shown a knight's helmet and 'X Factor' was seen printed on a sun lotion bottle. 

"It was truly magical to perform alongside a royal without a crown. I was gooped to appear with an icon. There was something hard plated about another collaboration," she teased.

Jellyfish revealed that she won something big, but someone else was very close. A cabbage and a key with the number 121 was also a part of her clue package.

The judges guessed Alexandra Burke, Alesha Dixon, Beverly Knight, Alicia Keys and Amber Riley once again.

We had an additional clue after Jellyfish's performance which was a snoring noise.

Who is Jellyfish on The Masked Singer UK? Verbal clues

The one clue we had for Jellyfish before the show started was: "They only sing when they're stinging - it's Jellyfish!"

With 'sing' and 'stinging' in the clue, we thought that this could point to one British performer in particular... none other than Sting himself! He's sung in front of many a crowd before both in his solo career and with The Police, so we thought he would be a good guess. However, given that Jellyfish performed with a powerful feminine voice, our guess was completely wrong!

Who is Jellyfish on The Masked Singer UK? Costume clues

The most obvious answer for Jellyfish seemed to be someone connected with the ocean, but that seemed way too obvious for The Masked Singer team. The costume itself was full of fancy ruffles and bright colours and looked like it could find a home among the glitz and glam of Strictly Come Dancing or Dancing on Ice, so at first we thought that maybe a pro like Karen Hauer or Dianne Buswell could be hiding inside.

Another potential idea we also had was that a Jellyfish appeared in The Masked Singer US's fourth season where a green and black Jellyfish was eventually unmasked as the pro snowboarder, Chloe Kim. We thought that  Jellyfish could have also been an extreme sportsperson from somewhere in the UK? 

During her performance, Jellyfish's head lit up with colorful LED lights.

The Masked Singer UK season 4 continues Saturdays at 7 pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.