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The Masked Singer fans uncover Robin's identity despite 'red herring' clue?

The Masked Singer Robin
The Masked Singer Robin

Fans are still convinced that they have worked out who Robin is, despite the 'red herring' clues in last night's show...

The Masked Singer fans are still convinced that they know which celebrity is hiding inside the robin costume, despite a whole new set of clues being revealed.

Robin first took to the stage in episode one of The Masked Singer as series two kicked off on Boxing Day.

However, last night's episode saw him return once again for the country's best guessing game.

The Masked Singer Robin

Fans are still convinced that Robin is JLS star Aston Merrygold (Picture: ITV)

Fans have got it all worked out 

Just one performance on the show from Robin left fans convinced that the celebrity behind the mask is JLS star Aston Merrygold.

And despite some baffling clues on the show last night, fans are still sticking to their original guess.

More: How to watch The Masked Singer series two online anywhere in the world 

Ahead of Robin's performance last night there were a lot of references to football, leading the panel to think there could be a footballer in the Robin costume.

But fans are adamant that the football references are a bit of a red herring, and actually refer to the fact Aston has played alongside some sporting legends in Soccer Aid.

The Masked Singer Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Joel Dommett, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross in their finery

Fans are convinced that Robin is Aston Merrygold... but the judges think he is Westlife star Nicky Byrne (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

The other clues that match up to Aston include the fact he sang 'Rockin Robin' in Stars in their Eyes when he was younger.

Robin also said he was 'out of this world' which was the name of the second album by JLS.

Are fans right? 

While other theories that have been doing the rounds include Westlife star Nicky Byrne and former X Factor star Olly Murs, most fans remain convinced that Robin is Aston...

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Last night's episode of The Masked Singer saw Sausage and Swan competing in the sing off after finding themselves in the bottom two.

The Masked Singer Swan Martine McCutcheon

Martine McCutcheon was unmasked as Swan last night (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

In the end it was Swan who was unmasked and it was revealed to be former Eastenders star Martine McCutcheon in the elaborate costume.

The Masked Singer returns to ITV on Saturday 16th January at 7pm. 

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.