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

The Masked Singer UK Rockhopper costume
Everyone wants to know who Rockhopper is on 'The Masked Singer' UK! (Image credit: ITV)

Waddling onto the stage for The Masked Singer UK season 3 is Rockhopper! Will they be able to rock the stage with their singing ability? 

Wearing pink combat boots and fishnet tights, it looks as though Rockhopper will be putting on the performance of their life, but can viewers guess who is hiding beneath the orange beak?

One of the many theories is that it could be Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.

Conchita Wurst

Is Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst Rockhopper? (Image credit: Nigel Treblin/WireImage)

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

Rockhopper sang Higher Love by Kygo feat. Whitney Houston in week one.

In week 2, Rockhopper performed Love Is A Losing Game by Amy Winehouse.

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

The hint we’ve been told for Rockhopper is: “Rockhopper will be making tweet music in a big to peng-win.”

Focusing on the “tweet music” part of the clue and the fact that it’s a Rockhopper penguin - could it be a rock singer or someone involved in the music industry? International music sensation Ozzy Osbourne could be the one hiding his identity beneath the wild yellow eyebrows. Or even his wife, music producer, and former The X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne! Maybe she could be seizing the singing reins from her husband this time around.

Or could even their daughter Kelly Osbourne be the one to storm The Masked Singer UK stage in the pink combat boots and fishnets? She's known for her many talents in singing, acting, and modeling, so it wouldn't be a surprise if she wanted to take on this challenge!

Sharon-Osbourne

Could Sharon Osbourne be rocking the stage as Rockhopper? (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

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

Although the costume isn’t giving any obvious indication as to who it could be, we had a couple of ideas pop into our heads. One being much-loved TV presenter Kate Humble who has presented many wildlife shows over the years, including Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Countryfile. Talking about animals is her forte, but could being dressed as one while singing be her new talent?! 

Another person who sprung to our minds was TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, who is a big penguin lover. So much so, that London Zoo even named a penguin after her! 

In an interview on the Dundee website, she revealed that she also has penguin statues at home.

“There are four penguin statues outside Discovery Point, one of the best visitor centers in Scotland, and the most romantic thing my husband's ever done was to ask the artist to make one for me. So an Emperor penguin now sits in my garden. It's the best present I've ever received, and by far the most unusual,” she said. 

Lorraine also presented a documentary called Penguin A&E with Lorraine Kelly where she travelled to Cape Town's busiest penguin hospital where they help over 1,500 penguins every year.

This would certainly be a fun way for Lorraine to demonstrate her love for penguins and could this subtle clue lead us to discover if it is really her under the mask?

Lorraine Kelly attending ITV Palooza! at The Royal Festival Hall on November 23, 2021 in London.

Lorraine Kelly loves penguins - but would she become one on TV? (Image credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

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

Opening their clue package with The Greatest Show by Panic! At The Disco, Rockhopper began their hints with: “Roll up, roll up. The circus has come to town, and I’m introducing to you…me, Rockhopper.”

“Just call me the entertainer,” Rockhopper continued, “because I am here to bring you a show.” Jonathan Ross questioned if it was an American accent and Rita Ora pointed out the famous film The Greatest Showman. 

Rockhopper then went on to say that: “Rockhopper penguins are known for their ability to jump.” Davina McCall had an idea that this clue could have something to do with the TV series The Jump, which she presented. “So, hopefully, I’ll bounce through this competition and dazzle you all. Tonight, I’m gonna put on the greatest show you’ve ever seen."

As Rockhopper sang, it seemed that the person under the costume could be a woman, especially since the judges went with women stars as their guesses.

“This penguin made headlines by being the first” was the final clue given to the audience and judges. 

Week 2 show clues...

Rockhopper returned for week 2 to put on yet another show-stopping performance. As usual, the audience and judges had to listen to Rockhopper's clue package before she could storm the stage. "In my last performance, I came to show you what I can do. I lost out to Traffic Cone. But tonight, it's full speed ahead, and I can't wait to reach full throttle."

"Now, I've never been one to ruffle feathers, I'm not that kind of penguin," she said. We then got a glimpse of Rockhopper performing at a circus and Jonathan saying, "She's quite tall." 

She continued, "Though don't mistake me, I'm no stranger to giving my opinion, and I'll gladly let you hear it. I love to talk, but I love to support, inspire and empower even more. A penguin's habitat can be a harsh environment." Mo Gilligan said that they could be someone with a famous podcast and Davina McCall agreed.

"The Arctic is a great white way, after all. So, if I can huddle and help my fellow penguins, then that's what I'm gonna do."

Rockhopper's two lies and a truth were up next with the first one being: "I'm a big fan of a weekend meal delivered in the evening." The next one was: "Sporting events are where I feel right at home," and finally, "Even though it's cold I still know how to slay."

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

One popular theory is that it might be Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst (real name Tom Neuwirth) who was crowned the winner of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest. Seems like a pretty good guess to us! Especially if we look at the last clue of making headlines by being the first. 

Meanwhile, Davina guessed singer and dancer Kimberly Wyatt and Mo Gilligan thought Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon. Going with The Greatest Showman reference, Rita decided to go with Zendaya and Jonathan hilariously guessed Delia Smith or Nicole Scherzinger. 

Week 2 theories...

Davina was the first to guess with Swedish singer Zara Larsson and Mo went with another Swedish singer, Robyn, and also Fleur East. Jonathan guessed Fearne Cotton or Ashley Roberts, while Rita Ora went for Jamelia, which everyone agreed was a good assumption.

There's certainly been a diverse range of guesses going on with the viewers at home— and they're certain that it's Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams! However, she did appear on The Masked Singer US, so we're not sure if she would appear again on the UK version.

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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!