Masked Singer’s Monster and Fox unmasked and fans are gobsmacked over identities

The Masked Singer's Fox and Monster were unmasked as Denise Van Outen and CeeLo Green this evening.

First to be exposed was theatre star Denise, 45, leaving the remaining celebs had to sing it out for their place in the final. 

After their performances, the studio audience then chose to unmask Monster, leaving him gutted.

It was finally time to reveal his true identity and the panel were left utterly gobsmacked when Monster was exposed as the five-time Grammy Award winner.

"We're totally starstruck, we can't believe you're here," judge Ken Jeong gasped.

Asked why he had taken part, CeeLo said: "I did the challenge for really simple reasons; it was just a cordial invite and I accepted. I wanted to see if I could actually win and you go into it simply but, after a while, you become encouraged, you become motivated by the competing factor and it’s like ok let me look at my song selections.

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"You know, let me see if I’ve done right here or there or what have you and so I got into the spirit of the show." 

Asked what was the toughest part of the process, he said: "The toughest part of the process was the physical labour I believe. To be able to wear the weight of the costume, also focus on performing, giving the audience animation and giving them energy and charisma, but then also finding your breathing and your breath control and being able to sing the songs effectively.

"All at the same time, so it’s a lot to think about and juggle."

Earlier, Denise said: "It's been fun… it's been good sneaking around and misbehaving," she laughed. 

Denise added: "It's bizarre, it does feel really weird, it becomes part of you!" 

Asked why she had decided to take part in the show, Denise said: "I do big theatre songs and i never get to do these songs with no inhibition – it's been the best thing I've ever done!"

Their exits mean that Queen Bee, Octopus and Hedgehog are in the final – but viewers still aren't certain about their true identities.

However Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts or Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall are currently popular suggestions for Queen Bee.

Octopus has stumped fans for a while over modelling clues combined with their beautiful singing voice. Some suggestions have included Cara Delevingne, Jodie Kidd, Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins.

Finally, Hedgehog initially left fans struggling to guess with his seemingly posh accent, though many have since suggested he could be faking it, leading to suggestions he could be Jason Manford. However fans also reckon he could be Michael Ball.

Last week, Duck and Unicorn were unmasked as Jake Shears and Skin from Skunk Anansie.

Earlier on, the panelists correctly guessed Unicorn's identity after one of his clues involved appearing naked in front of Ozzy Osborne, which both guest panelists Kelly and Sharon knew Jake had done.

As he took off his mask, the panelists all squealed in delight after managing to correctly guess his identity.

Asked why he took part in the show, he said: "I've been having so much fun! it's just right up my alley."

He added: "It was a no brainer for me!"

However Duck's true identity left the panel utterly stunned.

Guest judge Kelly Osbourne in particular was stunned this evening as she had gigged with the pop legend in the past.

Gasping, Kelly said: "I cannot believe I did not get that, my mind is blown!"

Skin replied: "I was so scared because Kelly and Sharon would get me!"

Rita, who also knew Skin, apologised for not being able to guess, exclaiming: "Sorry I didn't get it!"

Asked why she took part, Skin replied: "I just wanted to do something that was completely over the top… it's been really challenging!"

Giving her thoughts on her overall look, she said: "It was really fun jumping into a completely different character and using it to portray a sillier side of myself that the public rarely get to see, but it was quite difficult to sing in so that held me back a little!"

However she admitted that the toughest part of the competition was learning how to dance.

She said: "Trying to dance was madness! My song choices really put me out of my comfort zone which was the reason I chose them, when you’re dressed as a giant Duck there are many songs that just don’t work so there was a lot of trial and error!"

Asked how it felt to leave the competition just before the semi-final, she said: "Bloody friggin annoying! Apart from Ave Maria I didn’t really get into my stride, so I’d have liked to have had another couple of songs to show my stuff."

*The Masked Singer returns next Saturday at 7pm on ITV

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