Tennis The Masked Singer LIVE: Bagpipes is unmasked as tennis star Pat Cash and fans ‘figure out’ Poodle’s identity

Tennis The Masked Singer LIVE: Bagpipes is unmasked as tennis star Pat Cash and fans ‘figure out’ Poodle’s identity



  • 14:01, 16 Jan 2022
  • Updated: 14:01, 16 Jan 2022

THE MASKED Singer returned to our screens tonight with five secret celebrities singing in disguise.

Bagpipes and Poodle landed in the sing-off with show detectives Rita Ora, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan saving the furry character from elimination.

After cheers and chants from the studio audiences Bagpipes was finally revealed as Australian tennis ace Pat Cash.

Davina correctly guessed Pat’s identity, with the sporting champion telling viewers: “You guys were very close from the very first song.”

Cash, 56, who sang Dusty Springfield’s I Only Want To Be With You in the sing-off added: “I played on centre court at Wimbledon, but the most nerve-wracking thing was coming on here.”

Bagpipes also performed against the masked contestants Traffic Cone, Rockhopper and Panda.

The ITV show opened with the masked celebrities all performing the track I Want It That Way, by the Backstreet Boys.

Read our Masked Singer live blog below for the latest news and gossip…

  • Rita Ora on judging on the Masked Singer

    Singer Rita Ora, 31, is once again on the judging panel for the series.

    Rita said: “I’m a huge fan of The Masked Singer, it’s such a fresh and original show.”

    Speaking exclusively to The Sun, she added: “It’s something that the whole family can sit down and watch together and I think that’s what makes it so special.

    “Keep watching though because there are some more amazing guests to come. You will not believe who there is!”

  • Fans convinced crucial clue shows Poodle is Mika

    The Masked Singer viewers have been hard at work trying to work out the identity of Poodle, and fans on social media are convinced that Mika is the one behind the mask.

    Fans have spotted a very vital clue on Saturday’s show.

    One key clue saw the singer say: “I’ve been known for being hazel, cerulean and ultra lilac.”

    Fans wasted no time in sharing their theories online, with one writing: “Poodle is definitely Mika.”

    Another added: “Actually Jonathan might have something there. That #Mika clue was telling.”

  • Who is the Masked Singer’s Pat Cash?

    The Masked Singer revealed that former Wimbedon champion Pat Cash being unmasked as the mysterious Bagpipes.

    Pat Cash was crowned Men’s Singles champion in 1987.

    He was just 22 years old at the time, beating the then World Number One Ivan Lendl in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2, 7-5.

    Despite the Scottish-themed disguise, Pat Cash is actually Australian by birth.

    He was born on May 22 1965 in Melbourne, and now lives in London.

  • Explained: Who hosts The Masked Singer?

    Presenter and comedian Joel Dommett is returning to host the show.

    Prior to hosting The Masked Singer, Joel expressed his delight about being chosen saying: “I’m incredibly excited and proud to be hosting The Masked Singer for ITV.

    “I’ve been a huge fan of the show in the US and being a part of it here is a dream come true!”

    He added: “In all seriousness this is my best chance to become friends with Jonathan Ross and I’m not going to mess it up.”

  • Who could Panda be?

    Judge Mo Gilligan made the link between Panda’s star badge and winning stars in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, leading him to believe Panda is Emily Atack.

    But looking closely at Panda’s VT, Panda’s got great tap dancing skills, so could we be looking at a Britain’s Got Talent act or an X Factor graduate?

    Underneath Panda’s mask, they said mentions: “This won’t be the first time I’ve been connected to these creatures.” They also added that this also isn’t the first time they’ve been animated.

    Judges have guessed that hiding beneath the fur could be Country Files’ Helen Skelton (who is also a tap dance instructor), Keeley Hawes, Camila Cabello or Emily Blunt.

  • Fans spot giveaway that Panda is Lulu

    The Masked Singer fans are convinced that Panda is the legendary Lulu after some have joined the dots from the ITV contestant’s clue packages.

    Following Panda’s performance on Saturday evening, one fan @darylslinn simply put: “Panda sounds like Lulu ! #MaskedSingerUK.”

    @mandapen pointed out: “Panda – Lulu? She’s small. #MaskedSingerUK.”

    While @rad3murray stated: “Lulu ! Definitely could hear her voice at each end of every note ! Panda #MaskedSingerUK.”

  • Viewers convinced Traffic Cone made an appearance on show before

    MASKED Singer fans are convinced they know who Traffic Cone is – and it’s someone who has been on the show before.

    Last night Traffic Cone returned to the stage to perform their rendition of Sarah McLachlan’s When She Loved Me in front of judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan.

    One of the character’s clues – reference to stand-up – left many fans convinced that it’s comedian Jason Manford.

    Many took to Twitter to discuss their thoughts.

    One wrote: “Traffic Cone – Jason Manford ?”

    A second tweeted: “I know he’s already done it but I think @JasonManford is traffic cone @MaskedSingerUK#themaskedsinger.”

    A third chimed in: “@JasonManford Im@betting on you being ‘Traffic Cone’@MaskedSingerUK#trafficcone#themaskedsinger.”

  • Inside Jonathan Ross’ dance parties backstage on The Masked Singer

    At 61, Jonathan is the oldest on the panel and has the most industry experience, but he’s far from a calm authority backstage.

    Instead he says he’s a mischief maker, having turned his dressing room into a makeshift music venue.

    And he’s even been told off for playing his music too loud.

    The entertainer said: “Oh, I’m the naughtiest on the show.

    “I’m leading by example, I mean, this show is all about fun, it can’t be boring so I’m like, ‘Don’t take it seriously because here’s the thing, you don’t know how long you’ve got. Seize the day!’

    “Our dressing rooms are essentially cabins, they’re fine but they’re really dull. So I’ll turn up with a record player, posters, books, even some lamps to make it like my little home-from-home in there.

    “I deliberately play music loud enough to annoy Mo, who’s next door, because he’s a very well-behaved young man, listening quite discreetly to some kind of UK grime that I’m not aware of. I’ll put on a Charles Aznavour album at full blast just to wind him up.”

  • Other clues who Traffic Cone may be

    Viewers of the ITV singing competition are certain that the celebrity behind the mask is Heart presenter Jamie Theakston after taking note of “radio” hints.

    Fans flooded Twitter with their suggestions of the identity of the star behind the mask, with many suggesting it could be radio star Jamie, 51.

    “Jamie Theakston is traffic cone,” one fan wrote to social media, as a second chimed in to agree: “I think traffic cone is Jamie Theakston.”

    “Random revelation that traffic cone could be Jamie Theakston,” a third added, giving reasons for their choice relating to the cryptic clues.

    “Top of the Pops, radio, Heart, sporting chance – he was in the games,” they continued. “Now watch and prove me completely wrong.”

  • Jonathan Ross on his revamped wardrobe

    Star judge Jonathan Ross reckons all eyes could actually be on him — thanks to a revamped wardrobe of eye-catching shirts and leather trousers.

    In an exclusive chat, he said: “Davina and Rita are both spoken for, and yet they have a struggle each week when I walk in wearing leather trousers, perhaps a shirt showing a bit more chest than I should.

    “I hope they look forward to seeing what I’m going to roll in wearing, because I really choose clothes to make them laugh a lot of the time.”

    He went on: “I always like to see what Davina and Rita’s going to wear on the show.

    “Mo always looks amazing and I turn up with a carrier bag with stuff I’ve dug out my wardrobe!

    “I mean, literally, last series I found some stuff that I’d put in storage in the 80s.”

    The chat show host has become the unlikely style icon of the ITV smash hit after swapping plain jackets and slacks for trendier pieces.

  • Masked Singer fans think Traffic Cone is Katie Price’s ex

    Viewers of the ITV singing competition are certain that the celebrity behind the mask is Peter Andre after taking note of “top off” hints.

    Traffic Cone has had fans stumped to their identity – despite giving away clues that his body shape is something very close to his heart.

    They also said they have a ‘sporting’ chance of keeping us guessing, they’re a troublemaker, and ‘I made my money taking my top off’.

    “I’m hoping I’m on the road to success, because there ain’t no Plan B,” the mystery celeb later added, joking that they were here to “bring the party”.

    Fans watching at home latched on to the “taking my top off” clue as a giveaway Traffic Cone was Peter.

    “Traffic cone peter andre took his top off in mysterious girl,” mused on fan on Twitter.

    Another added: “My sis says Peter Andre for traffic cone.”

    And a third wrote: “Traffic cone = Peter Andre.”

  • Who has left The Masked Singer so far?

    The Masked Singer season three is already three weeks in and four contestants down.

    Legendary singers have featured – and kicked off – early on so far, with M People’s Heather Small and Will Young among them.

  • Bookies on who will be unmasked as Poodle

    The ITV show sees famous faces go head to head to put on a standout music performance while their identities are kept a secret under some outrageous costumes.

    The bookies now make it just a 7/4 shot that singer Barlow, 50, star will be revealed as Poodle this series, with Keane’s Tom Chaplin currently 5/1 second-favourite.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Poodle’s opening performance is one fans will Never Forget, and with Gary Barlow leading the betting to be the man behind the mask, we’re expecting him to Shine once again”.

  • Recap: Who won The Masked Singer UK 2021?

    Joss Stone won the competition last year after keeping the judges guessing for weeks on end.

    During the 2021 show, many fans also believed that the Sausage was Sheridan Smith or Stacey Solomon so the unveiling came as quite the surprise.

    The semi-final also revealed Badger as American singer Ne-Yo, and Robin as JLS star, Aston Merrygold.

  • Davina McCall wows in last night’s outfit

    The TV presenter showed off her “sustainable fashion” red dress which she also wore last series, but this time completed the look with the comfy trainers.

    She posed with one leg forward in the red mini-dress finished the look with long sleeves and puffy shoulders.

    Complete with a plunging neckline, Davina wore a matching shade of red lipstick and wore her hair in a bun.

    Posting the pic to Instagram, she showed off the bandage on her right ankle.

    She caption the post: “Tonight at 7 pm @maskedsingeruk ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I am colour co ordinated with @joeldommett tonight … we planned it for WEEKS !!!

    “Tonight I am wearing a dress from the last series … #sustainablefashion@azfactory .. an absolute fave ❤️ still with an ouchy foot … but actually quite loving the trainers with this 🤣 .”

    Last week, Davina told fans that she had a “swollen ankle and foot”.

  • About this year’s Masked Singer

    The new characters will be hoping to join the list of The Masked Singer winners, which includes Nicola Roberts’ Queen Bee and Joss Stone’s Sausage.

    Comedian and presenter, Joel Dommett is hosting again alongside celebrity panel: chat show host Jonathan Ross, singer Rita Ora, presenter Davina McCall and comedian Mo Gilligan.

    The Masked Singer airs ITV on Saturdays at 7pm.

    All episodes are available to watch online via the ITV Hub and BritBox.

  • The Masked Singer baffles fans after group performance

    THE Masked Singer fans were all left scratching their heads after Saturday’s opening number.

    Both the live studio audience and viewers at home loved watching Poodle, Panda, Rockhopper, Bagpipes and Traffic Cone show off their singing chops and harmonise very well together.

    But the group performance also had fans asking the same question during the ‘love’ themed episode.

    “Do the masked singers know who eachother are…?” one fan pondered on Twitter.

    Another asked: “So do the contestants know each other?”

  • Michelle Keegan gave more hints this week

    Soap star Michelle has already been tipped by the judges and viewers at home as possibly being behind the mask of character Firework in the new series.

    And Michelle appeared to drop more hints this week.

    Taking to Instagram, the TV beauty revealed she is set to serve as a guest judge on the new series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

    Michelle looked typically stylish in a vibrant butterfly dress as she posed up a storm for the promo snap.

    She captioned it: “Ohhhh she’s ready. So excited to be a guest judge on the new series of RuPauls @dragraceukbbc Versus The World 🌎👑..

    “Hits your screens with a bang 💣 Feb 1st @bbciplayer,” she added.

    But eagle-eyed fans were quick to read between the lines and took to the comments section of the post to share their thoughts.

    One person wrote: “Baby you’re a firework,” while another said: “Thought she was currently on The Masked Singer?”

    “Are you firework on @maskedsingeruk?” another follower asked.

  • Michelle Keegan sounds just like Firework in resurfaced video

    MICHELLE Keegan sounds just like The Masked Singer’s Firework singing karaoke in a resurfaced video.

    The TV beauty, 34, belts out Cher’s hit Walking In Memphis while surrounded by friends in the 2018 clip. The ex Coronation Street star also dresses as the American powerhouse in a black catsuit, leather jacket, and a huge curly wig.

    Fans reckon the Brassic actress is the explosive star behind the mask on the singing show after her recent cryptic post.

    The mystery celeb has been dropping clues as to their identity and last week called themselves a “pocket rocket”, as well as linking themselves to “style”, fashion and design.

  • Tennis When is the Masked Singer 2022 next on TV and how can I watch it? 

    The Masked Singer on ITV continues on Saturday, January 22 at 7pm.

    The third season of The Masked Singer premiered on New Year’s Day (Saturday, 1 January).

    If you have missed a previous episode head over to ITV Hub as they will be available to watch there.

  • Who else has left The Masked Singer 2022?

    During week one, Chandelier was booted out of the competition.

    Heather Small, lead singer of 90s band M People, was unveiled as the celebrity under the costume.

    Snow Leopard was the next contestant eliminated from the show.

    And it was revealed that it was 81-year-old Gloria Hunniford.

    In week three, Lionfish was given his marching orders, who was played by Will Young.

  • Recap: Who left the Masked Singer 2022 last night?

    With more crazy costumes and performances, one contestant had to wave goodbye – find out here who it was. 

    During the latest instalment of the Masked Singer, Bagpipes waved farewell to the show.

    But he went out swinging, with legendary tennis star Pat Cash being revealed as the man beneath the mask.

    Pat put on a Scottish accent throughout the course of the show to hide his natural Australian twang.

  • The Masked Singer fans convinced Strictly star is Poodle

    Viewers of the ITV singing competition are certain that they know who the celebrity behind the mask is after he performed Clean Bandit’s hit Symphony in the sing-off.

    After a fresh serving of clues fans argued Reverend Richard Coles – who danced on Strictly in 2015 – is behind the mask.

    One person said: “Poodle’s clue about being no stranger to a dog collar made me think of Richard Coles, one-time member of The Communards who is now a vicar.”

    Another wrote: “Poodle is, Rev Richard Coles… The clues being the dog collar, AND, they played Jimmy Somerville’s, ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’, AND, Rev Richard Coles, was in ‘The Communards’, with him…”

    One more mused: “Poodle is Richard Coles, Reverend, Cricket, Science. I have no doubts”

  • Tennis Who are The Masked Singer judges’ guesses so far?

    Tonight’s Masked Singer episode has seen endless guesses thrown out by the judges.

    Here are tonight’s guesses…


    Robyn, Ashley Roberts, Zara Larsson, Jamelia


    Kate Hudson, Amanda Holden, Renee Zellweger, Frankie Bridge

    Traffic Cone

    Jack Whitehall, Jimmy Carr, Lee Evans, Aled Jones, Bradley Walsh


    Mika, Rylan, Snoop Dogg, Peter Crouch

  • Fans of The Masked Singer are all asking the same question

    At the start of tonight’s episode, we saw the contestants all sing along to I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys.

    Both the live studio audience and viewers at home loved watching Poodle, Panda, Rockhopper, Bagpipes and Traffic Cone show off their singing chops and harmonise very well together.

    But the group performance also had fans asking the same question during the ‘love’ themed episode.

    “Do the masked singers know who eachother are…?” one fan pondered on Twitter.

    Another asked: “So do the contestants know each other?”

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