Sheridan Smith 'flattered' that everyone thought she was Sausage on The Masked Singer

Sheridan Smith at a fashion show
XX attends Julien Macdonald Spring Summer 2018 Show sponsored by Ciroc at The Bankside Vaults on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Image credit: David M. Benett)

All the celebrities of The Masked Singer 2021 have been unmasked and Sausage crowned winner... but it wasn't Sheridan Smith inside the costume.

The Masked Singer is over for another series after the final three celebrities have been unmasked.

But while fans across the country have spent the last few weeks convinced that Sheridan Smith was sausage, it turns out it was none other than Joss Stone hiding in the brilliant costume.

For weeks singer, songwriter and actress Joss Stone has kept us guessing while she belted out the most amazing performances on stage.

The Masked Singer Sausage

Fans have been convinced that Sausage was Sheridan Smith or Stacey Solomon (Picture: ITV)

Fans and The Masked Singer panel were convinced that it was either Stacey Solomon or Sheridan Smith hiding in the costume... and not once did anyone suggest it could be Joss.

More: How to watch The Masked Singer UK final online anywhere in the world 

What the clues meant 

Sausage's clues kept viewers guessing, and it turns out that Dover Sole in the Fish and Chip take away menu in her VT hinted about Joss being a soul singer from Dover.

Her clue about 'snagging a prince' was a nod to her playing Anne of Cleves in The Tudors and marrying Henry VIII.

While Joss's hints that she had watched royalty say 'for better or wurst' was because she attended the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Joss Stone unmasked as Sausage in The Masked Singer final

Joss was thrilled to have kept everyone guessing as she was crowned winner of The Masked Singer (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Sheridan breaks her silence 

Of course Sheridan has had to remain tight lipped about whether or not she was Sausage, but tonight she took to Twitter to tells her followers how 'flattered' she is that people thought she was behind the costume.

Sheridan said: "Well, there you have it! I am very flattered that for 8 weeks some of you thought it was me, although I do very much love eating chips and sausage with gravy. Well done, Joss Stone!"

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Sheridan also thanked panellist Jonathan Ross for suggesting that she was Sausage and believing she could sing as well as Joss Stone...

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The singer and actress also revealed to a fan that even her husband and manager thought for a moment that she could secretly be hiding behind the sausage costume.

She told the fan who had tweeted her that they had become convinced that she had snuck out and filmed the show on the sly!

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So The Masked Singer is over for another series... but it has been revealed that ITV have acquired the rights to the sister show The Masked Dancer, which is in the pipeline to potentially be on air later this year.

Next weekend will see The Masked Singer-shaped hole in your Saturday nights filled with a new series of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, which will start on Saturday 20th at 7pm.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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 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.