Who is Knitting on The Masked Singer UK?

Knitting costume for The Masked Singer UK
Who was Knitting? (Image credit: ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV)

Who is Knitting on The Masked Singer UK? Knitting was unmasked during the double elimination alongside Otter on The Masked Singer UK season 4 — but did you manage to unravel Knitting's identity before the end?

Once again The Masked Singer is back on our screens, meaning there are a whole host of crazy characters entertaining us each Saturday night.

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

Who is Knitting on The Masked Singer UK?

Singer Claire Richards was behind Knitting's mask, which eagle-eyed fans managed to guess at the beginning of the series.

Despite her singing background, Claire confessed that she was nervous to take part in the show.

She said: "I thought I would be fine performing behind the mask but it turns out even when people can’t see my face I get so nervous. I think I just always want to do a good job and being very hot inside my mask didn’t help at all!" she said.

Who is Knitting on The Masked Singer UK? Songs

In week one Knitting sang an amazing version of Becky Hill's 'Better Off Without You'.

Knitting performed 'No More Tears (Enough is Enough)' by Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand in week three.

For her clue song, Knitting sang 'Secret Love Song' by Little Mix in week five.

In week six, Knitting sang 'Left Outside Alone' by Anastacia.

Who is Knitting on The Masked Singer UK? Show clues

The first episode saw fans convinced that Knitting was Claire Richards, better known as Claire from Steps, a theory which was supported by Claire's bandmate Ian 'H' Watkins who took to social media to share his reaction to hearing the powerful voice of Knitting — now if anyone knows Claire, even hidden under a costume, it is H! 

The theory that Claire is hiding under the giant ball of wool was also supported by the clues in episode one... not only is Claire a fan of crafts, but there was a magpie in the VT, which fans think could represent the Steps number two single 'One For Sorrow'. 

Joel's final clue for the panel in episode one was a 'riddle me this' clue, which Knitting read out saying: "Knitting is easy, it's the crossing of sticks. Count all of your stitches, there should be 26." Fans are convinced this is a nod towards the Steps hit song 5,6,7,8, which if you add together makes 26.

The panel, however, didn't guess Claire, instead, they thought the celebrity in the costume was Jane Horrocks, AJ Odudu or Samantha Barks. 

In the third week, Knitting hinted that they were kind and generous and that they learnt their skill by watching and copying. 

"I've never been trained in something I'm very well known for," Knitting said along with a shot of heart shaped biscuits with one broken in half. After, we saw balls of wool with the numbers one to five next to them, however, number four was missing and had been replaced with another number five.

During their performance, the dancers had buttons on their heads — could this be a clue to their identity? Jonathan Ross reckoned this could be a clue that Emma Bunton could be behind the mask, while the others suggested Jodie Whittaker, Kym Marsh and Jamelia.

For Knitting's Clue or False game, their clues were: "I was bummed out back in the day but then everything came up Rosie" and "Time travel is blinking brilliant isn't it?" People believed that clue number one was true. Who do you think could be behind the mask?


Did you manage to unravel Knitting's identity? (Image credit: Bandicoot TV)

Knitting returned to the stage for week five and we got busy trying to work out her identity with the clue package.

At the start, there was a sign that read: 'Area Of Heavy Footfall' and she began to read out her own fairytale story. 

"I stumbled upon some ruins. Inside, I found a juggernaut," she said as a church was shown with church bells ringing. "I was very frightened. But luckily, I had the breath of a dragon. And that helped to save the day," she said. Also, the word 'Clue' was then written out with Scrabble tiles. 

For her clue song, Knitting sang 'Secret Love Song' by Little Mix and she had different weights with '4m' standing behind her. 

Davina McCall guessed Claire from Steps as Knitting, which is what the audience had been guessing since the first week. The other judges guesses included Kym Marsh, Myleene Klass and Elaine Paige.

Who is Knitting on The Masked Singer UK? Verbal clues

The very first clue we had was "leaving the competition in knots — it's Knitting!" and together with the costume many fans thought this could point to Tom Daley who has been very vocal about his love of knitting and crocheting. 

When we heard that Knitting had a female voice we quickly realised that it wasn't Tom Daley — and of course, Knitting's identity actually turned out to be Claire from Steps!

Who is Knitting on The Masked Singer UK? Costume clues

Knitting is covered in pink and blue wool, complete with a yarn ball head and knitting needles. She also has weights for her feet. There are plenty of celebs who have shared their passion for knitting for example, Tom Daley taught Lorraine Kelly how to knit in 2021 and Lorraine seems to have kept up her hobby as she's shared some of her own creations online. 

However, The Masked Singer UK's clues are often more cryptic than they first appear, so there's every chance there's something less important than the knitting needles and wool would suggest. Hopefully, some more clues later in the series will help us get closer to the truth! 

We will expect to see more costume clues when Knitting performs again, so be sure to check back here after their performances to see if there's anything else we can use to crack their identity.

The Masked Singer UK season 4 airs on Saturday evenings at 7 pm on ITV and ITVX. 

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin was a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produced a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. Now he works for our sister site Tom's Guide in the same role.

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.