The Masked Singer sees Queen Bee return in a SHOCK twist for the final

The Masked Singer Queen Bee
Queen Bee has a voice as sweet as honey - will she be crowned queen of The Masked Singer? (Image credit: ITV)

Nicola Roberts will be making a special appearance for The Masked Singer final...

The Masked Singer viewers are in for a treat because last year's champion, Queen Bee, is returning to the show.

Fans of the ITV Saturday night entertainment show will remember that former Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts was revealed to be hiding in the Queen Bee costume last year.

Nicola Roberts at the Brits

Nicola Roberts is joining the panel on The Masked Singer for the final (Picture: Getty) (Image credit: Redferns)

Nicola managed to beat off stiff competition from Katherine Jenkins, who was behind the Octopus costume, and Jason Manford who was Hedgehog.

The former pop star wowed the panel and the audience with her pitch-perfect performances each week, earning her a huge fanbase from day one.

Back with a bang

And there is great news for fans, because series 2 of The Masked Singer will see Queen Bee returning to the show as Nicola joins the panel as a guest.

The Masked Singer, Series 2, Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Joel Dommett, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross

Nicola will be the third celebrity to join the panel after Matt Lucas and Alan Carr also take to the hot seat (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Nicola will be the third celebrity to join Rita Ora, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan on the panel.

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Last weekend we saw comedian Alan Carr joining the other panellists as they tried to work out who was hiding behind the masks.

Harlequin The Masked Singer

Who is behind the Harlequin costume? (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

This Saturday's semi-final will see comedian and The Great British Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas join in the guessing game.

Nicola will be taking her place on the panel for the final on Saturday 13th February at 7pm.

Which celebrities are behind the masks?

The latest celebrities to be unmasked on the show were Sir Lenny Henry as Blob, and lead singer of A-Ha, Morten Harket, who was unmasked as Viking.

The Masked Singer Sausage

Fans think Sausage could be Sheridan Smith or Stacey Solomon (Picture: ITV)

Still remaining in the competition are Sausage, Harlequin, Robin, Badger and Dragon.

Fans are convinced that Robin could be JLS singer Aston Merrygold, while Sheridan Smith and Stacey Solomon have been favourites for Sausage since the start of the competition.

But who will make it through to the finals on the 13th?

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

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.