ITV’s craziest singing competition is just days away from unveiling its latest winner with Piranha, Bigfoot and Cricket making it to the final three.
This past weekend, The Masked Singer fans said farewell to Eiffel Tower and Air Fryer in the last elimination of the series before the finale.
Air Fryer was unmasked as Keala Settle, an actor and performer best known for playing Lettie Lutz in the Hugh Jackman-led musical, The Greatest Showman.
Soon after, Eiffel Tower deceived everyone by being unmasked as ’80s singer Tiffany Renee Darwish.
The 52-year-old is best known for her 1987 rendition of I Think We’re Alone Now and left the likes of Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and guest judge Lorraine Kelly aghast by removing her headpiece.
The studio audience members were the ones responsible for sending Cricket, Bigfoot and Piranha through to the final, and with many watching at home convinced they’ve rumbled all three as a trio of male celebs, some have taken issue with that fact.
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According to bookmakers, Bigfoot is odds-on to be unmasked as The Last Leg star Alex Brooker, Cricket is poised to be revealed as Lemar, and Piranha is almost certainly McFly rocker Danny Jones.
This means The Masked Singer has an all-male final line-up for the first time in its history.
Last year, Charlie Simpson won the show and remains the only man to do so – Nicola Roberts, Joss Stone and Natalie Imbruglia preceded him.
But while the show doesn’t appear to have a history in showing preference towards either sex, some fans have bizarrely claimed they won’t be watching the finale due to the fact only men are set to perform.
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Taking to X, formerly Twitter, one fan said of the show: “I feel that they (the producers and audience) don’t want a woman to win #MaskedSingerUK after the first three winners are female. What’s next, the next three male winners? (Including last series winner Charlie Simpson/Rhino) But gender doesn’t matter.”
A second hit out: “Nahhhh #MaskedSingerUK can do one, not watching a boring all male final next week with an obvious winner. Losing two iconic females in one week, it’s just not on.”
“Okay now I’m officially peed off that the 3 finalists are all male, all seem to have been guessed,” a third fumed. “There have been far better female vocalists evicted before Bigfoot. #maskedsingeruk.”
A fourth sarcastically slammed: “An all men final? It’s like the 1920s. #MaskedSingerUK.”