The Masked Singer semi final - latest theories on who the five remaining celebrities are

The Masked Singer final five
The Masked Singer final five

The Masked Singer semi final - who is hiding behind the final five costumes? Here are all the theories and clues put together in one place...

The Masked Singer will see two more celebrities unmasked in tonight's semi-final, and here is everything we know about the five remaining contestants.

With just five famous faces left in the completion, things are heating up on The Masked Singer UK.

Robin, Badger, Sausage, Dragon and Harlequin will all take to the stage tonight in a bid to make it through to the final next week.

The Masked Singer panel

Who will be unmasked in tonight's semi-final of The Masked Singer? (Image credit: ITV)

Since series 2 started on Boxing Day, the masked celebrities have been trying to hoodwink the panel and the viewers at home in a bid to keep their identity a secret.

But fans have got their theories about who might be hiding behind the elaborate costumes.

Here is everything we know so far...


The Masked Singer Sausage

Sausage theories range from Stacey Solomon to Sheridan Smith (Picture: ITV)

Fans have been convinced that Stacey Soloman is behind the brilliant Sausage costume since the start of the show.

But some strange happenings on Sheridan Smith's Wikipedia page has left eagle-eyed fans suspicious that she could be Sausage instead.

On her page, it had been edited to state that she had starred on the Masked Singer as Sausage, but has since been changed. A note on the edit history now reads “changed she WAS sausage to she is suspected to be”.

While Wikipedia is not a 100% reliable source, this edit suggests that judges and fans predictions that Sausage is Sheridan might be true after all!

So far, we know that Sausage is a woman and we’ve been given the following clues: “strong connection to the beach and the coast”, “loves a bit of glam” and that she’s “regular” and “no-nonsense”.

But there’s other women who could potentially be Sausage, and the Masked Singer judges have suggested it could be Ella Henderson, presenter Maya Jama or The Voice judge Meghan Trainor.

More: How to watch The Masked Singer UK season 2 anywhere in the world 


Masked Singer Badger

Fans think Badger could be Jamiroquai’s lead vocalist Jay Kay (Picture: ITV)

Badger fans thought that perhaps Good Morning Britain star Ben Shephard could be hiding in the fury costume, but now they have turned their attention to Jamiroquai’s lead vocalist Jay Kay.

Some clues have referenced not being recognised in public, and there’s also been hints about hats throughout the competition.

Jay Kay is known for wearing large hats and headwear, and fans have speculated that he’s using Badger’s giant mask to hide his identity this time. In addition to this, Badger has previously stated he was “on cloud nine” and that’s the name of one of Jamiroquai’s tracks.

There’s another clue that could be linked to a Jamiroquai song, Canned Heat. Viewers have seen oil and tin cans throughout the competition.



Harlequin The Masked Singer (Image credit: ITV)

Harlequin has kept fans guessing from the start of the series... with some of the earlier clues including her being 'terrified' to walk out on stage, as well sometimes 'being a bit of a clown'.

The panel have come to the conclusion that she is a professional singer after Harlequin's stunned with her vocals each week.

More recent clues include the fact she is 'fascinated by stories' and that she is an avid reader.

Harlequin also admitted that she prefers staying in rather than being a party animal who was out all night.

So far fans have guessed Harlequin could be Gabrielle, Des'ree, Beverley Knight, Charlotte Hawkins, Macy Gray or Naga Munchetty.



The Masked Singer Robin

Robin has impressed the panel with his amazing voice, but his moves have also attracted plenty of attention.

Fans are convinced that it could be JLS singer Aston Merrygold hiding behind the Robin costume, but Westlife star Nicky Byrne has also mentioned and so has Olly Murs.

Over recent weeks Robin's clues have mentioned representing his country, starting out as a performer by doing impressions, and a number of Westlife songs have been referenced along the way, too.

After one performance Robin said: "I had so much fun out there, I felt like I was in a world of my own." and another time he mentioned flying without wings - both of which are famous Westlife hits.


Dragon The Masked Singer

Fans think Dragon could be Sue Perkins (Picture: ITV)

Fans originally thought that Dragon could be RuPaul's Drag Race star Courtney Act, but now they're convinced that Sue Perkins could be behind Dragon's cute costume.

Dragon has been spotted wearing rainbow colours, which has led fans to believe it’s a reference to The Independent’s Rainbow List, which Sue is on.  There’s also been references to a programme she used to star in, Supersizers Eat.

One viewer wrote, “Definitely Dragon is Sue Perkins. In Supersizers she ate ducks’ tongues and udders. It explains the reference to her big belly. She’s on the Independent’s rainbow list. Bake Off timer. Celeb Big Brother (house with money). QI etc”

So who will be unmasked in tonight's semi-final? Make sure you tune in at 7pm on ITV to find out. 

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.