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The Masked Singer finale smashes ratings as 10.6million tune in

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Masked Singer final three - who could they be? credit: ITV
The Masked Singer smashed ratings in the finale (Picture: ITV)

The Masked Singer has smashed their ratings record with 10.6million tuning in to see Joss Stone, aka Sausage, crowned the winner in the series finale. 

The You Had Me singer, who was pregnant at the time of filming, won over the studio audience and was voted the winner in a final showdown against Robin (JLS’s Aston Merrygold) and Badger (NeYo). 

Bringing in an average of 8.6million viewers, the show is the biggest live TV audience of the year so far outside of news and sport, and peaked at 10.6million. 

Up more than 2million from the series one final, the bonkers and addictive ITV show had a staggering 47% audience share. 

Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Managing Director, Media and Entertainment, said: ‘In these testing times, we’re delighted that The Masked Singer has brought some escapist joy and light relief to so many viewers at home. 

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‘At the end of a long week in lockdown we’re all coming together and trying to guess who’s dressed as a giant sausage, and quite frankly, it’s been a brilliantly entertaining tonic.’ 

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Judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan were joined by last year’s winner, Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, for the final countdown and big reveals. 

Launching on Boxing Day, the show has been eliminating famous faces every week as the audience and judges tried to guess their identities. 

Following the show’s success, it’s been heavily rumoured that spin-off series, The Masked Dancer, has also been given the green light by ITV to continue the chaos. 

Jonathan Ross has also confirmed a third series of the show is on the way.

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The series has proven to be a ratings smash (Picture: ITV)

What celebrities took part in The Masked Singer 2021?

The second season of The Masked Singer UK managed to pull together an eclectic all-star line-up this year – ranging from football managers through to pop megastars.

Here’s who took part, and who they were:

  • Alien – Sophie Ellis-Bextor (pop star)
  • Seahorse – Mel B (Spice Girls icon)
  • Swan – Martine McCutcheon (EastEnders star and pop singer)
  • Grandfather Clock – Glenn Hoddle (football manager)
  • Bush Baby – John Thomson (Cold Feet actor)
  • Viking – Morten Harket (A-Ha frontman)
  • Blob – Sir Lenny Henry
  • Dragon – Sue Perkins (TV presenter)
  • Harlequin – Gabrielle
  • Robin – JLS’s Aston Merrygold
  • Badger – NeYo
  • Sausage – Joss Stone

The Masked Singer is available now on ITV Player.

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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:

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