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Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard addresses Masked Singer rumours

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Is Ben Shephard hiding behind the mask?

Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard has addressed rumours that he's been playing Badger in ITV's The Masked Singer. (opens in new tab)

We've already unmasked three celebrities, including Martine McCutcheon as Swan (opens in new tab), but fans are very keen to find out who's the one hiding behind the Badger.

Appearing on Friday's episode of Good Morning Britain, Lorraine Kelly spoke to Ben about the rumours that he's Badger.

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Introducing a segment about the singing competition, Lorraine said, "There's rumours though Ben, that you're Badger. Can you reveal or not?"

And Ben replied, "Really? Tell me about the Badger. What are his traits?"

After Lorraine listed a few things about the character, Ben's co-host Kate Garraway was unconvinced, saying, "Well he [Badger] is a very good singer and dancer, so that counts Ben out, doesn't it?"

Ben added, "I can neither confirm nor deny that I am or am not the Badger. But I am a fan of badgers, as things go."

Fans will have to wait to find out whether or not Ben is the one hiding behind the mask, as it seems he's not going to give us anymore clues.

Badger the Masked Singer

Is Ben Shephard Badger? (Credit: ITV)

There's other masked characters to identify too, like Dragon, Sausage, Viking, Blob, Harlequin, Bushbaby, and Grandfather Clock.

As well as Swan, Seahorse and Alien have already been unmasked and were revealed to be Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Mel B. But with nine more still to go, there's plenty of mystery celebrities to unveil.

But panelist Davina McCall said, “I think the clues are much harder than last year. I think that’s how we’ve upped the stakes – the clues don’t give away as much as they did last year, so it’s actually much harder to guess!”

Any wild theories on who Badger and the rest of the masked gang are?

The Masked Singer continues on Saturday 16th January on ITV1. You can catch up on missed episodes via ITV Hub (see our TV Guide for more shows to enjoy).

Lucy joined the WhatToWatch.com team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


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