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Former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh addresses THOSE rumours about The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer costumes Viking, Blob, Harlequin, Bushbaby, Grandfather Clock and Seahorse
The Masked Singer (Image credit: ITV)

The Masked Singer fans are convinced Kym could be Harlequin...

The Masked Singer has been keeping fans guessing which famous faces are hiding behind the elaborate costumes for weeks now... but could Kym Marsh be Harlequin?

The former Coronation Street actress has addressed the rumours that she could be one of the mystery celebrities on the show in her weekly OK Magazine column.

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Kym played Coronation Street's Michelle Connor for more than a decade (Picture: Joseph Scanlon/ITV) (Image credit: Joseph Scanlon)

Of course, Kym is no stranger to singing on stage, having found fame with band Hear'Say on reality TV show Popstars back in 2001.

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Kym then went on to cement her place in the hearts of the nation by playing Coronation Street's Michelle Connor for 13 years.

Is Kym behind the Harlequin mask?

Kym said: "People keep asking me, but I'm not Harlequin on The Masked Singer.

"I haven't watched the show. I don't really have time to watch telly, and when I do watch it, it tends to be on catch-up.

Harlequin The Masked Singer

Kym has denied being on The Masked Singer as Harlequin (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

"I keep saying it's not me and everyone says, 'That's what someone who is on the show would say.' But it really isn't!"

Other famous names that have been linked to Harlequin are Tracy Chapman, Scarlett Moffat, Gabrielle and Beverley Knight.

So far Sophie Ellis Bextor has been unmasked as Alien, former Spice Girl Mel B was revealed as Seahorse and last weekend saw Martine McCutcheon uncovered as Swan.

The Masked Singer Swan Martine McCutcheon

Martine was revealed as Swan last weekend (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Kym isn't the only celebrity who has been linked to the show, with rumours about the other contestants also doing the rounds on social media.

Fans of The Masked Singer are convinced that Aston Merrygold or Olly Murs could be Robin, while Sir Lenny Henry has been linked to Blob.

Stacey Solomon has also been forced to address rumours that she is Sausage... but are these stars telling the truth?

Or are they all just trying to throw us off the scent?

The Masked Singer airs on Saturday evenings at 7pm on ITV. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.