ITV’s The Masked Singer is edging closer to its finale and as a result, fans are pretty certain they’ve rumbled who’s under each disguise.
Eiffel Tower, Cricket, Air Fryer, Bigfoot and Piranha are the five left to battle it out in the hopes of keeping their respective identities hidden until the very end and being crowned this year’s winner.
Guesses from far and wide have flooded in for each contestant, with fans convinced Eiffel Tower is a Ted Lasso star while Air Fryer could be a Hollywood A-lister.
But one character whose identity has long been said to be rumbled by the fandom is McFly singer Danny Jones as Piranha.
Piranha’s vocals bear a striking resemblance to Jones, according to ITV viewers, but according to new data, all may not be as it seems.
While Jones remains the frontrunner with bookmakers to be unmasked as Piranha, he faces close competition in the odds by a fellow chart-topper.
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According to the odds, Shayne Ward is also a likely candidate to be under Piranha’s headpiece.
Jones may be odds-on at 1/4 to be unmasked but Gambling.com has revealed Ward is close behind at 5/1, the equivalent to a 16.7 percent probability that he’s underneath the costume.
Delving into the reasoning, James Leyfield of Gambling.com said: “Air Fryer is into 6/4 to win the series on The Masked Singer betting sites, but Piranha (2/1) and Cricket (4/1) have also shortened up as we enter the business end of the series.
“Keala Settle remains 1/3 to be under the Air Fryer mask, ahead of fellow US star Queen Latifah (3/1), but the latest set of clues have led to some new names entering the market.
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“Vocal coach Carrie Grant (5/1), and singer Brenda Edwards (8/1), who was in Sister Act: The Musical and The X Factor, have also been talked about. But Keala was also in the Sister Act musical, and several other clues appear to point to her.
“It’s a similar story in the Piranha market, with McFly star Danny Jones leading the way at 1/4 to be the character.”
Jones and Ward are also joined by other familiar faces in the market with bookies refusing to rule out the possibility that the McFly singer is Piranha.
Lee Ryan, of Blue and EastEnders fame, is an outside shot to be Piranha at 6/1 while Queen frontman Adam Lamber is in at 10/1.
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Ward may not have the odds or the fandom on his side but there are several viewers who’ve expressed their backing for the Coronation Street star so far this series.
“Piranha-Shayne Ward #MaskedSingerUK,” one X user posted while a second added: “Shayne Ward! He won X Factor in 2005 and he was born in 1983 which makes him an millennial #MaskedSingerUK.”
A third added: “Piranha is Shayne Ward!! He won xfactor in 2005 so 2nd rumour is true! #MaskedSingerUK.”
“Shayne Ward? #PIRANHA #maskedsingeruk,” another questioned, but will Piranha be unmasked on Saturday night?