Who is Phoenix on The Masked Singer UK?

Phoenix costume for The Masked Singer UK
Who is Phoenix on The Masked Singer? Phoenix is setting the stage ablaze. (Image credit: ITV Plc/Bandicoot TV )

Who is Phoenix on The Masked Singer UK? We're going to try and work it out!

The Masked Singer UK season 4 is bringing the fun to ITV1 as a fresh set of colorful costumes hit the stage for the first time. 

Phoenix is one of the most impressive masks from this year's lineup. Traditionally, the Phoenix is a beautiful, mythical bird known for reincarnating and rising from the ashes. But has the costume got anything to do with the hidden celebrity?

Here's what we know about Phoenix so far, and our best guesses at some of the celebrities who could be wearing the bird-themed mask.

Who is Phoenix in The Masked Singer UK? Songs

Phoenix's first performance in the show was a jazzy version of 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk.

Phoenix sang 'Loco In Acapulco' by Four Tops in the third week.

Who is Phoenix in The Masked Singer? Show clues

Phoenix was given a regal introduction in week one. In the first clip, they were shown wandering around a very fancy estate and went to great lengths to talk about reincarnation and "following a trail", whatever that could mean. 

The judging panel seemed to generally be agreed that the person behind the Phoenix mask must be an actor as they were really bringing the character to life well on stage. Jonathan Ross made a convincing guess that the male singer in the costume could well be David Tennant; he's an actor who has played royalty and fits in well with the environment, he's known to be a fan of the show and he's just returned to a play the 14th Doctor in Doctor Who, a character famous for being reborn as a new actor every few series...

Whilst Ross' guess is a popular one online, Phoenix did perform with a strong American accent. Should we be looking elsewhere, or was this just to throw us off?

In week three, Phoenix hinted that they could be in the movie industry due to a clapperboard being shown, as well as telling everyone that Phoenix's are "mythical" and "independent" which made Mo Gilligan think that Phoenix could have been in an independent film.

Other clues included a football and that Phoenix never sets out to "tread the boards", along with two sticks of rock. Could this be a footballer turned actor? 

For Clue or False, Phoenix's two clues were "It would have been sweet to converse with a person passed" and "Time travel? I've completed it my good man." The audience believed that clue number two was true and Jonathan still seemed keen on David Tennant.

Who is Phoenix on The Masked Singer UK? Verbal clues

We only had one clue ahead of the series release, and it wasn't much help! "This bird's on fire! — it's Phoenix!" was all we had to go off. Right now that's not a lot to go off, but when we have more verbal clues from the mysterious bird, we'll keep you updated.

Who is Phoenix on The Masked Singer UK? Costume clues

Phoenix has a very vibrant, fire-themed costume that is decorated with feathers, but so far any additional clues haven't been revealed to us and we only have the first promotional image as seen above.

However, we can make some guesses based on the costume choice, particularly when it comes down to the name of the creature. In the early 2000s, Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights was a popular sitcom, so perhaps the costume could be hiding one of its stars.

As well as Kay himself, other stars could include Dave Spikey, Neil Fitzmaurice, Paddy McGuinness, or Archie Kelly, all of which starred in the sitcom too. Or perhaps it's a reference to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so the mystery celebrity could have appeared in the popular movie? Of course, there's always the chance that Phoenix has nothing to do with the celeb's profession, too!

We will expect to see more costume clues when Phoenix 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 continues Saturdays at 7 pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress