The first celebrity has been unmasked on The Masked Singer UK season 3, with Heather Small being revealed to be Chandelier.
Chandelier was chosen to go home by judges Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall after landing in the bottom three with Mushroom and Firework.
Despite wowing with her vocals in her performance of Crazy by Patsy Cline, the audience chose not to save her, meaning that she wouldn’t join stars including Doughnuts in the next round.
Mo was especially wowed when Heather’s mask came off, expressing how much of a fan he is of the former lead singer of the band M People.
Heather revealed that she tried to conceal her voice in her first performance, as she thought her real voice would be too recognisable.
Masked Singer UK fans were astounded by the big reveal, with several admitting they had no idea it was the musician behind the mask.
‘Well, who on Earth managed to guess that Chandelier was Heather Small?’ one person tweeted.
‘Heather Small… I’m gobsmacked,’ someone else said.
One viewer remarked: ‘Heather Small? I am shooketh,’ while another said: ‘It is criminal that Heather Small was sent home first.’
Following Heather’s unmasking, Davina admitted that she would never have guessed her.
‘I’m such a big fan, do you know this? I listen to your songs every day!’ Mo exclaimed.
Heather explained that she chose to go on the show after watching Gabrielle and Joss Stone in season two, who finished in fourth and first place respectively.
She also admitted that she hadn’t told her mum yet, saying: ‘She’ll be so surprised.’
The 56-year-old released her debut solo album Proud in 2000, having been lead singer of M People.
Eight years later, she competed on Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in ninth place with her partner, Brian Fortuna.
The Masked Singer UK airs on ITV and ITV Hub.
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The Masked Singer series 2: Who is behind each mask?
With the nation more or less confined to their living rooms every Saturday night, The Masked Singer has proven to be something of a lockdown 3.0 saviour.
While the performances are of course a draw, most of the fun lies in guessing just who is behind each mask.
Here is who was behind each mask:
- UNMASKED: Winner Sausage was Joss Stone
- UNMASKED: Badger was Ne-Yo
- UNMASKED: Robin was Aston Merrygold
- UNMASKED: Alien was Sophie Ellis-Bextor
- UNMASKED: Seahorse was Mel B
- UNMASKED: Swan was Martine McCutcheon
- UNMASKED: Grandfather Clock was Glenn Hoddle
- UNMASKED: Bush Baby was John Thomson
- UNMASKED: Viking was Morten Harket
- UNMASKED: Blob was Sir Lenny Henry
- UNMASKED: Dragon was Sue Perkins
- UNMASKED: Harlequin was Gabrielle
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