The Masked Singer UK star reveals what made them nearly QUIT the show

The Masked Singer final five
The Masked Singer final five

Gabrielle has admitted she considered quitting The Masked Singer because of difficulties with her Harlequin costume...

The Masked Singer star Gabrielle has revealed that she found her costume for the show so uncomfortable that she considered quitting as Harlequin.

The singer, who was unmasked in last weekend's semi-final appeared on Lorraine this morning to chat about her experience on the Saturday night show.

The Masked Singer Gabrielle unmasked as Harlequin

Gabrielle was unmasked as Harlequin in last week's semi final (Picture: ITV)

Gabrielle admitted that along with her costume being heavy she also found the prospect of singing in front of so many millions of people watching at home very daunting.

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

The star told Lorraine: "What happens is that you do rehearsals at home, learning a song. They have the voice coaches coming online to go through things with you.

"Then you get there, you have this costume - a fabulous costume - then they give you the mask, and you're like, 'Why didn't you tell me it was so heavy?!'

Harlequin The Masked Singer

Gabrielle has admitted that she didn't realise how heavy her Harlequin mask would be (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

"I wasn't prepared for it, and was like, 'I can't do this, call my lawyers, I'm going home! It's going to be rubbish, I'm going to sound awful.' I was running out of breath, always hot.

"But everyone on the show was amazing, they talked me down. It's like being on a ledge and saying, 'Look, we can do this, you can do this.'

"Everybody was accommodating, it was a case of adjusting the mask. And although it never ceased being hot, what can I say? I'm glad I could get through it."

Stage fright 

But Gabrielle also said that she was so nervous about going out on stage that she would have rather given birth again!

The Masked Singer judging panel

The pressure of singing on stage in front of the panel, live audience and millions at home was almost too much for Gabrielle (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

"I would rather have gone though childbirth than the anxieties.

"I've given birth and at the moment if you said the prospect of going out on people's TV screens, so many millions of people would be watching you, and the prospect of mucking up - put me in the labour ward!

"But I'm glad I continued, it's amazing."

Who is behind the mask?

Gabrielle also admitted that while she might have taken part in this year's The Masked Singer, she has no idea who is hiding in the other costumes.

In fact, she is discovering who the other celebrities are by watching the show on TV, just like the viewers at home...

The Masked Singer Sausage sings on stage

Gabrielle will have to wait until Saturday's final to find out who is hiding in the Sausage costume just like the rest of us! (Picture: ITV)

"I'm loving all the unmasking as it's coming on. I'm like, 'I didn't know this person was there!'"

"Blame the show, they are so precise, so secretive, they ran a military operation that I'm having to wait at home to watch who is under the mask! I'm loving it!"

The Masked Singer final airs on Saturday 13th February 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.