Who is Rhino on The Masked Singer UK?

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

Who is Rhino on The Masked Singer UK? Let's have a crack at working it out!

Once again The Masked Singer UK season 4 is back on our screens, meaning there are a whole host of crazy characters entertaining us each Saturday night. Rhino is part of the line-up, but will their thick skin get them all the way to the final?

Judge Davina McCall has said that Rhino's performance is particularly emotional, saying: "Rhino has been particularly emotive. There are people who completely draw you in.

"It’s lucky for Rhino, actually, that they can pull some emotion out of the bag, because it's very, very hard in that costume to give us anything at all. They are massive, and they are quite humble.

"They keep putting their little hooves together, it looks so sweet. If it's possible to have a sweet rhino, this is it."

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

Who is Rhino on The Masked Singer UK? Songs 

Rhino's first song was Snow Patrol's version of 'Chasing Cars.'

Rhino sang 'Try' by P!nk in week four.

Who is Rhino on The Masked Singer UK? Show clues

Fans are convinced that Rhino could be X Factor winner James Arthur after his first performance left everyone convinced it was the reality TV star's vocals they were listening to. 

But Charlie Simpson from Busted has also been mentioned in connection to the elaborate character after spotting that the number given for the population of the town in the clue video, which was said to be 158697 is actually Charlie's birth date muddled up. 

Rhino's week four clue package saw him tease: "In this here town, I like to encourage patience. True, I might be a rhino, but I've never been one to charge into a situation."

We also saw a sign saying "HOME 19,9900 KM" and Rhino also revealed that they've been in a hurry to get somewhere on occasion. 

The Statue of Liberty and an apple was also shown, most likely hinting at 'The Big Apple' aka New York and Rhino indicated that he has been the odd one out before as he picked up a pair of round glasses.

Rhino also has "the natural gift of strength" that has allowed him to "break through" and additional clues during his performance included a horse with a cowboy hat on and posters of a country music festival.

Rhino's Clue or False was: "Can I be real for a second? There's a rumour that I'm a thieving sheriff" and "Now there's a whisper, that I wasted no time in turning down a highfalutin offer." The audience believed that number two was true.

When it was the judges turn to guess who it was, Jonathan Ross suggested James Arthur and Rita Ora thought Joe Jonas could be behind the mask.

Who is Rhino on The Masked Singer UK? Verbal clues

"They were horn this way - it's Rhino!" was Rhino's first verbal clue.  

This one truly has us stumped, but with the word "horn" used in the clue, could it be hinting towards a wildlife presenter? Or someone who is an avid lover of animals and supporting wildlife charities?

During Rhino's first appearance, he said: "I'm chief of this town and happy-go-lucky but one of you guys might think I'm quite muggy." There was also reference to "two bad jokes".

Who is Rhino on The Masked Singer UK? Costume clues

The outrageous costume depicts a rhino with sparkly horns dressed in a red tasselled cowboy outfit with a cowboy hat perched on its head.

When looking at the costume, it instantly reminded us of global superstar Lil Nas X, who shot to fame after releasing his highly successful country rap single Old Town Road, which is what the costume could be referencing. Not only that, but the rapper is also known for his unique and iconic outfits — with one of his most famous ones being a bright pink cowboy suit he wore to the Grammy Awards. A clue there, maybe?

Another possibility could be country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus, who also featured on Lil Nas X's song Old Town Road and of course has donned a few cowboys hats in his time!

We will expect to see more costume clues when Rhino 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 begins on New Year's Day at 6.30 pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

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.

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