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

The Masked Singer UK Poodle costume
Who will be barking a few tunes as Poodle in 'The Masked Singer' UK? (Image credit: ITV)

Putting on an utterly fur-bulous show in The Masked Singer UK season 3 is Poodle! Will they be able to howl a good tune? 

Poodle has obviously had a bit of a pampering session in preparation for their appearance as their colours and patterns are shining as brightly as ever! But, let’s take a look at our guesses on who this fluffy companion could be… Gary Barlow?!

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

Poodle performed Rocket Man by Elton John for the first week. We strongly suspect Elton John isn't poodle, though!

Who is Poodle in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Verbal clues…

The clue for Poodle is: “Poodle promises to deliver paw-some performances.”

Comedian and entertainer Paul O’Grady is known for his strong passion for dogs and animals, especially since he has presented Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs: What Happened Next, and Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs - India. He also owns three rescue dogs of his own, and as well as being a TV presenter and comedian, he’s an avid performer. He shot to fame after performing as his comedic drag queen character Lily Savage, so he’s no stranger to the stage — and we wouldn’t be surprised if he was eager to show off his talent in the form of a poodle!

TV tonight Paul with bichon frise Lolly

Paul O'Grady is known for his love of dogs! (Image credit: ITV)

Who is Poodle in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Costume clues… 

We’re sure the person inside the costume is as bright as the outfit itself! Of course, the costume doesn’t give much away but we’ve made a few guesses as to who could be this pooch. 

Broadcaster and presenter Clare Balding is an avid dog lover and has demonstrated her affection for the animals throughout her career in many ways.

Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page, who played Stacey in the show, could also be up for disguising herself as this playful canine. She has dived into many dog and pet-related projects recently, including voicing a puppy in an animation for the charity Guide Dogs and hosting The Pet Show alongside Dermot O’Leary. 

The Pet Show on ITV

Joanna Page hosts 'The Pet Show' alongside Dermot O'Leary. (Image credit: ITV)

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

Poodle kicked off their clue package with: “Woof-woof. Or should I say…hello! I’ve always loved a bit of glamour.” 

“And I don’t mind telling you that flamboyant really is a little bit fabulous!” they said. Next, we were shown a row of dog collars with the name tags Anne, Victoria, Elizabeth and Mary. Davina McCall was quick to point out that they were the names of queens and Rita Ora thought it could be something to do with The Royal Variety Performance.

Poodle continued, “It’s something I’ve always admired. I can’t wait to be let off the leash in this competition,” as he danced around an animal obstacle course. This made Mo Gilligan think of Crufts or a celebrity who is good with dogs or works with a dog. 

“I’m very eager to start. Are you ready for me? Ruff!” Poodle said, before taking to the stage. It was clear that Poodle was a good singer— and to top it all off Poodle’s final clue was: “I once went on a very long walkies.”

Who is Poodle in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK? Theories… 

Jonathan Ross was the first to guess and he went for Michael Ball, followed by Rita who suspected it could be Adam Lambert. Davina speculated that it may be Fleabag star Andrew Scott or even Rylan Clark-Neal and Mo guessed Paul O’Grady (like us!). 

However, watchers at home had a different opinion and were saying that Gary Barlow is Poodle!

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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!