Who was Snow Leopard in ‘The Masked Singer’ UK?

The Masked Singer UK Snow Leopard costume
Take a wild guess at who could be Snow Leopard in 'The Masked Singer' UK! (Image credit: ITV)

Snow Leopard's identity turned out to be TV legend Gloria Hunniford as she was the second star to be unmasked in the first week of The Masked Singer UK season 3.

She certainly warmed our hearts with her performance, but let’s take a look at some of our guesses for who could have been hiding under the fluffy exterior before the results were revealed!

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

The only clue we’ve been given so far is: “This singer is snow joke, it’s Snow Leopard.” 

Since Snow Leopard is a winter animal, could a winter Olympian be hiding under the snowy spotted fur? Former skeleton racer Lizzy Yarnold is Great Britain’s most successful Winter Olympian. Instead of singing the national anthem on the podium, could she be singing a tune or two on stage? 

Amy Williams is also a former skeleton racer whose gold-medal-winning skeleton race at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics plummeted her to stardom. She has also taken part in the reality show 71 Degrees North where she took on challenges in the Arctic and survival documentary Alone in the Wild.

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

This snowy disguise could also hide an explorer or nature expert, possibly someone like the iconic adventurer Bear Grylls who has braved some of the most dangerous terrains. 

Or could survival and bushcraft expert Ray Mears be the one to take the stage? Ray has made many nature documentaries over the years, such as Wild China with Ray Mears and Wild Australia with Ray Mears.

They seem to be confident galivanting throughout the fierce wild, but could they face the crazy stage?

Ray Mears on The Great Wall of China

Could bushcraft expert Ray Mears be behind the mask? (Image credit: Tin Can Island)

Here's what everyone thought before the big reveal...

Jonathan Ross managed to guess Snow Leopard's identity right! Although Mo Gilligan had a slightly obscure guess of Nicki Minaj. Davina McCall suggested Jane Seymour and Rita Ora went with Dame Judi Dench.

The majority of viewers at home went with some of the judges guesses, but some guessed Rula Lenska as Snow Leopard.

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

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides, recaps and features for must-watch shows and delivers all the latest soap news and reactions. 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.

You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series or much-loved UK soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). She's an expert in EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and everything reality-related from Selling Sunset and Married At First Sight UK to 90 Day Fiancé UK. Plus Netflix megahit Virgin River!

Grace also likes to explore new places with her friends and family and, of course, watch and read about the latest films and TV series.