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Who is Panda in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Clues, theories...

The Masked Singer UK Panda costume
Who could Panda be in 'The Masked Singer' UK? (Image credit: ITV)

The Masked Singer UK season 3 has brought us some magnificent costumes, including a robot bunny (aka Robobunny), Doughnuts and Bagpipes

But, Panda will have to change their lazy ways to put on an energetic performance to impress the audience and judges alike. 

This time, they’ll be grabbing hold of a microphone instead of chomping on bamboo, but who could be hiding behind the furry disguise?

Who is Panda in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Songs...

Panda put on quite a show singing Levitating by Dua Lipa in week one.

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

We’re truly bamboo-zled by this one, as the one clue we’ve been told so far is: “Bamboo-zling those who try to guess who’s behind the mask, meet Panda.”

We’ve not been given much information verbally on who this could be, but looking at the fact that it’s a panda dressed as what appears to be an explorer, could they be a famous naturalist or explorer, such as Steve Backshall? The BAFTA award-winning presenter is known for hosting the show Deadly 60 and other documentaries, such as Expedition with Steve Backshall and Deadly Pole to Pole. He’s also a big advocate of conservation.

Another option could be Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan, who has also travelled across the globe filming animals and conservation projects. However, a fun fact about her is that her dream was to perform in the theatre when she was young! So, this could be the perfect opportunity to showcase her talent.

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Will award-winning presenter Steve Backshall be up for this slightly different challenge? (Image credit: BBC)

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

Looking at the costume, it reminded us of the character Pat in the series Ghosts, played by Jim Howick (Sex Education, Horrible Histories). In the show, Pat is a ghost of the adventure club leader, who dons a similar outfit to the one Panda is wearing. Could Jim be referencing his character from the show? It may be an obvious assumption, but it would be a smart way to reference the iconic character.

Jim Howick in Ghosts.

Jim Howick as Pat in 'Ghosts'. (Image credit: (C) Monumental Television)

Who is Panda in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Show clues… 

Shy Panda seemed confident in their clue package, as they revealed, “If you go down to the woods today, prepare for a panda surprise. Hello! Oh, I do love an adventure.” Rita Ora started to guess an explorer. As the clues went on, Panda said, “Being out and about in the wild comes second nature to me. From a young age, I always followed my own path.” 

Behind Panda we could see a number of tents in the background, as well as outdoor gear on top of a crate that says “Talent Show Musical Night.” Panda further explained that: “Doing what I do, you might be surprised to learn that pandas can be solitary creatures. I guess I’m what you’d call an introverted extrovert. And here’s a final fact, if you can BEAR-lieve it…This won’t be the first time I’ve been connected to these creatures.”

It was clearly a woman once Panda sang her version of Levitating by Dua Lipa and she finished off her performance with one final clue: “It’s not the first time I’ve been this animated.” 

Who is Panda in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Theories

Jonathan Ross guessed Helen Skelton, Mo Gilligan thought of Emily Atack, and Davina McCall went for a slightly different approach with Keeley Hawes, due to her thinking of panda cars. Finally, Rita went with Camila Cabello or Emily Blunt.

Fans at home were sure that Panda was Alesha Dixon as they read into the clues further.

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

Grace Morris

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch shows and the latest TV news. 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.


Some of her favourite TV shows are Line of Duty, Fresh Meat, The Great British Bake Off, and Gogglebox. In her spare time, Grace likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series!