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'The Masked Singer' fans guess Firework's identity after spotting this hidden clue

The Masked Singer Firework costume
'The Masked Singer' fans think they have worked out who Firework is. (Image credit: ITV)

The Masked Singer UK fans think they have rumbled who Firework is after spotting a blink-and-you'll-miss-it clue in the fifth episode of season 3. 

As always the Saturday night ITV hit got the nation guessing which famous faces could be hiding behind a series of elaborate costumes - but viewers are convinced they have got one guess right already. 

After seeing clues on tonight's show (Saturday, Jan. 22) fans are convinced that whoever is hiding inside the costume has a link to EastEnders after seeing a huge clue in Firework's VT. 

The Masked Singer Firework in episode five

Is there an 'EastEnders' star hiding inside the Firework costume? (Image credit: ITV)

There was a black box with the letters ALB and TRE in it, leading Jonathan Ross to guess that the letters are spelling out the word Albert, while the frame represents the word Square.

But when it comes to Albert Square there are many familiar faces who could have a voice as brilliant as Firework's, with Maisie Smith, who is best known for playing Walford's Tiffany Butcher, being mentioned a lot on social media as fans try and guess who is inside the costume...

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With Maisie bowing out of EastEnders last year when her character went to live in Germany, there is a chance that the actress could have fitted in filming The Masked Singer around the same time that she filmed her last scenes at the soap. 

Tiffany was heartbroken that Keegan didn't turn up to the train station

Maisie as Tiffany Butcher in 'EastEnders'. (Image credit: BBC)

However, another clue in tonight's episode lead to fans thinking it was another EastEnders star who is inside the costume.

Fans think that Zaraah Abrahams, who plays Walford's Chelsea Fox, could be Firework after the video showed Firework hanging up socks on a washing line that were covered in pictures of foxes.

The clues for Firework have also hinted at a Coronation Street link (leading some fans to guess Michelle Keegan could be the celebrity hiding in the costume) and also Dancing On Ice clues have been hinted at - with Zaraah appearing in both shows in the past.

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Zaraah as Chelsea Fox in 'EastEnders'. (Image credit: BBC)

Fans shared their guesses on social media...

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Other names with EastEnders links that have been mentioned include Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater), Shona McGarty (Whitney Dean), and Diane Parish, who plays Denise Fox. 

Could one of these guesses be right? Or is the Albert Square clue just a red herring? 

The Masked Singer returns next Saturday 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.