The Masked Dancer winner: Who won The Masked Dancer?

The Masked Dancer: Carwash performs energetic routine

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The Masked Dancer returned for the finale tonight (June 5) on ITV and saw the last contestants battle it out for the ultimate prize. The semi-final proved the competition is as close as it can get, with a line-up of unpredictable big names all dropping out. But who won the final of the series?

Who won The Masked Dancer?

Carwash, Zip, Squirrel, and Scarecrow were the final four contestants remaining in the show and all four’s identities were finally revealed.

Carwash won the show, after beating out Scarecrow, Zip, and Squirrel and was revealed to be Louis Smith the Olympic gymnast.

After the win, he said that “it has been the most bonkers show I have ever done, I’ve loved it.”

He also revealed that he decided to do the show after the tough year everyone has had and “wanted to bring a bit of joy” to people.

Squirrel took home the impressive second place and removed the mask to reveal to be legendary actress Bonnie Langford.

The judges weren’t even close with the guesses, with Squirrel saying before the reveal that they “weren’t even close.”

Third place went to Zip leaving Squirrel and Carwash going head-to-head to take first place.

The third-place dancer unzipped to reveal himself to be Howard Donald from Take That.

After the win, she said being on the show “had been nuts”, keeping to the character.

Scarecrow was the fourth to drop out of the competition, coming in fourth before revealing that it was Tazmin Outhwaite, star of EasterEnders and Dun Bleedin’.

Scarecrow was the first to perform with the clue of a West End and East End sign, with the judges guessing it could be an EastEnders star.

Zip was up next with some of the guesses for who was behind the mask being Gareth Gates, Howard Donnell, and Craig David.

Squirrel performed third with the judges guessing Ashley Roberts, Jessica Plumber and even Sir Alan Sugar by Jonathan Ross.

The last performance was Carwash, giving it their all before the judges cast their final judgment.

Carwash’s clues involved being the runner-up in the competitions and even breaking world records.

Guesses ranged from the correct Lewis Smith, to Mr Motivator, and Matt Baker.

The finale opened with a dance where all the contestants came together ahead of the last reveals.

Joel Dommett returned as host with judges Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Oti Mabuse, and Holly Willoughby.

Tonight’s show wrapped up the competition for another year and fans couldn’t get enough of it.

The final proved to be another close call for the judges, but after took home the prize, it was all over.

Fans have wasted no time in sharing their thoughts on the final, with many of them taking to Twitter to discuss the intense dance-off.

One fan said: “Such a well-deserved winner. Go Carwash!”

Another fan added: “What a perfect winner he’s amazing!”

A third fan said: “Amazing! Loved this so much!”

The Masked Dancer is available to watch on ITV and ITV Hub.

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