The Masked Singer 2022: Keane singer Tom Chaplin is unveiled as Poodle 1

The Masked Singer 2022: Keane singer Tom Chaplin is unveiled as Poodle

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Keane Singer Tom Chaplin was unveiled as Poodle on Saturday’s episode of The Masked Singer.

The songwriter, 42, became the fifth celebrity to be revealed after Pat Cash was unmasked as Bagpipes, Heather Small was unveiled as Chandelier, Snow Leopard was unmasked as Gloria Hunniford and Will Young turned out to be Lionfish in previous episodes. 

Tom left the competition after he attempted to earn the judge’s favour by belting out the classic hit Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. 

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Look who it is! Keane Singer Tom Chaplin was unveiled as Poodle on Saturday's episode of The Masked Singer

Look who it is! Keane Singer Tom Chaplin was unveiled as Poodle on Saturday’s episode of The Masked Singer

After his performance judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross guessed it could be Mika or Rylan under the costume, but they were incorrect. 

Speaking after being unmasked Tom said: ‘I’ve loved it, I found it exhilarating and terrifying and confusing, but I really have had the best time.’ 

In a post-show interview lifted the lid on why he decided to take part in the show, saying: ‘I’ve got to a point in my life where I don’t take myself too seriously anymore. I think that’s pretty important if you’re going to dress up as a seven foot multicoloured poodle. 

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‘I’ve also become much more interested in embracing different challenges – being in a band is like living on a little island, so it’s good to try things that are out of your comfort zone!’

Surprise: The songwriter, 42, became the fifth celebrity to be revealed after Pat Cash was unmasked as Bagpipes, Heather Small was unveiled as Chandelier, Snow Leopard was unmasked as Gloria Hunniford and Will Young turned out to be Lionfish

Surprise: The songwriter, 42, became the fifth celebrity to be revealed after Pat Cash was unmasked as Bagpipes, Heather Small was unveiled as Chandelier, Snow Leopard was unmasked as Gloria Hunniford and Will Young turned out to be Lionfish 

Home time: Tom left the competition after he attempted to earn the judge's favour by belting out the classic hit Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Home time: Tom left the competition after he attempted to earn the judge’s favour by belting out the classic hit Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Asked how hard it is to keep the secret, he said: ‘I thought it would be a lot harder but I got the knack of speaking in code pretty quickly. 

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‘I spend most of my time living in the middle of the Kent countryside with my little family, so keeping quiet has mostly been a case of not spilling the beans to my daughter when she’s been quizzical about me disappearing early in the morning and returning late at night.

Tom also told how he wasn’t impressed with the judges guesses before his reveal, saying: ‘Hopeless! Amongst the guesses were Snoop Dogg, Grayson Perry and a vague suggestion that I simply must be a drag queen! 

Not right: After his performance judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross guessed it could be Mika or Rylan under the costume, but they were incorrect

Not right: After his performance judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross guessed it could be Mika or Rylan under the costume, but they were incorrect

‘I was kind of flattered that they eventually got stuck on Mika, who’s a great singer and performer. I have to admit to being surprised that Jonathan didn’t have an inkling it was me, especially given that I must have been on his TV show several times over the years.’  

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Robobunny kicked off the show and sang Dynamite by BTS, impressing the judges. Rita guessed after the performance that it could be actor Will Smith, while Mo Gilligan thought it was Joe Jonas.

Next up to perform was Doughnuts who belted out Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, with Davina praising the song choice as a ‘crowd pleaser’. Guesses for who was behind the mask included Alan Shearer, Matt Lucas and Michael Owen.

Performance: Speaking after being unmasked Tom said: 'I've loved it, I found it exhilarating and terrifying and confusing, but I really have had the best time'

Performance: Speaking after being unmasked Tom said: ‘I’ve loved it, I found it exhilarating and terrifying and confusing, but I really have had the best time’ 

Good attitude: In a post-show interview lifted the lid on why he decided to take part in the show, saying: 'I've got to a point in my life where I don't take myself too seriously anymore'

Good attitude: In a post-show interview lifted the lid on why he decided to take part in the show, saying: ‘I’ve got to a point in my life where I don’t take myself too seriously anymore’

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Wrong guesses: The judging panel were way off the mark, guessing Mika, Micheal Buble and Rylan

Wrong guesses: The judging panel were way off the mark, guessing Mika, Micheal Buble and Rylan

Firework took the the stage next, singing Kids by Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue. Lacey Turner and Jaime Winstone were suggested as guesses as to who it could be underneath.

Panda then performed One Direction’s hit Story of My Life. Mo Gilligan guessed it could be X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson, while Rita Ora thought it was Pixie Lott.   

Up next was Traffic Cone who sang Back For Good by Take That. Micheal Ball, Example and Robbie Williams were suggested as guesses by the judges. 

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Incredible costume: Robobunny (pictured) kicked off the show and sang Dynamite by BTS, impressing the judges with their efforts

Incredible costume: Robobunny (pictured) kicked off the show and sang Dynamite by BTS, impressing the judges with their efforts

Hmm: Rita guessed after the performance that it could be Hollywood actor Will Smith, while Mo Gilligan thought it was Joe Jonas

Hmm: Rita guessed after the performance that it could be Hollywood actor Will Smith, while Mo Gilligan thought it was Joe Jonas

Mushroom then took to the stage and performed Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. Katy B, Lily Allen and Kimberley Walsh were among the names who were mentioned by the judges as guesses. 

Rockhopper was last to perform and belted out Stevie Nicks’s song Edge of Seventeen. Davina thought it was Zara Larsson and Jonathan Ross thought it was Fergie. 

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It comes after last week Pat Cash was unveiled as Bagpipes.  

Fun: Next up to perform was Doughnuts who belted out Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, with Davina praising the song choice as a 'crowd pleaser'

Fun: Next up to perform was Doughnuts who belted out Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, with Davina praising the song choice as a ‘crowd pleaser’

Speaking after being unmasked, Pat apologised to Scots for his Scottish accent he’d put on during the show and explained he had ‘Scottish blood’. 

He also stated that after having previously been in a rock band, he ‘liked the idea’ of focussing on himself, but admitted that performing on The Masked Singer was just as ‘nerve-wracking’ as taking part in the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

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On why he wanted to take part, the Australian former tennis player said in an interview: ‘I’ve always been a frustrated rock star and fancied doing the Masked Singer from the first day I saw it.

Show: Firework took the the stage next, singing Kids by Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue. Lacey Turner and Jaime Winstone were suggested as guesses as to who it could be underneath

Show: Firework took the the stage next, singing Kids by Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue. Lacey Turner and Jaime Winstone were suggested as guesses as to who it could be underneath

Cool costume: Panda then performed One Direction's hit Story of My Life. Mo Gilligan guessed it could be X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson, while Rita Ora thought it was Pixie Lott

Cool costume: Panda then performed One Direction’s hit Story of My Life. Mo Gilligan guessed it could be X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson, while Rita Ora thought it was Pixie Lott

Pat was a successful tennis player and won the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon in 1987.  

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The ITV singing competition is back for a third series with Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross returning to the judging chairs while Joel Dommett is back as host. 

Last month it was revealed that both Davina and Rita had people they know take part in the show.

Singing: Up next was Traffic Cone who sang Back For Good by Take That. Micheal Ball, Example and Robbie Williams were suggested as guesses by the judges

Singing: Up next was Traffic Cone who sang Back For Good by Take That. Micheal Ball, Example and Robbie Williams were suggested as guesses by the judges

Here they are! Mushroom then took to the stage and performed Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. Katy B, Lily Allen and Kimberley Walsh were among the names who were mentioned by the judges as guesses

Here they are! Mushroom then took to the stage and performed Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. Katy B, Lily Allen and Kimberley Walsh were among the names who were mentioned by the judges as guesses

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Speaking to MailOnline, Davina and Joel revealed someone Rita knows ‘quite personally’ was among the contestants while Davina found it ‘weird’ to see someone she knew, but neither of them correctly guessed their friends identities. 

Davina said: ‘What might be a massive name for Mo might not be a massive name for me and vice versa.

‘There’s a big name for me, there’s a big name for Mo. He couldn’t believe it. There was someone I know, that was quite weird.’ 

Star: It comes after last week Pat Cash was unveiled as Bagpipes. Speaking after being unmasked, he apologised to Scots for his Scottish accent he'd put on during the show and explained he had 'Scottish blood'

Star: It comes after last week Pat Cash was unveiled as Bagpipes. Speaking after being unmasked, he apologised to Scots for his Scottish accent he’d put on during the show and explained he had ‘Scottish blood’

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Ahead of the show launch, Joel, 36, gushed this is the ‘best series yet.’ 

‘Having an audience has really changed everything. The energy in the studio has stepped up a notch and having full families in front of you enjoying it in the same way they enjoy it in their lounge is super important. It’s made it the best series yet,’ he said.

Of getting quizzed on who’s who, Joel quipped: ‘I get asked all the time, ‘who’s sausage then?’ I just have to run away. Basically, when the show is on television I just hide in my house. It’s not worth going out.’

The Masked Singer 2022: Will Young was the third celebrity to be eliminated from the nation's favourite guessing game last Saturday after being revealed as Lionfish

The Masked Singer 2022: Will Young was the third celebrity to be eliminated from the nation’s favourite guessing game last Saturday after being revealed as Lionfish

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Stand-up comedian Mo, 33, explained how the celebrities are upping their game. 

‘I think what it is now is that people have seen the show so they’re trying to change the way they speak, they might put an accent on to throw us off. They’re even changing the way they sing now.

‘People are really upping their game to not be sussed out so soon.’

The show’s inclusivity is what makes it so widely watched, presenter Davina, 54, believes. 

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First out: Heather Small was the first celebrity to be unveiled after hiding in a chandelier costume

First out: Heather Small was the first celebrity to be unveiled after hiding in a chandelier costume

‘I don’t know any other show that’s as inclusive as this show and I don’t think any of us expected it to be like that when it started but that’s just how it turned out. I mean there’s something in it for everyone, it’s just really one great big game of guess who. It’s just so fun.’

Pop star Rita, 31, enjoys the element of ‘going in blind.’

‘I tend to try and remind myself of names and things, just to refresh my brain but there is no real way of setting yourself up because it could be anybody. It’s fun going in blind actually,’ she said. 

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There she is: Snow Leopard was unmasked as the show's oldest ever contestant, Gloria Hunniford

There she is: Snow Leopard was unmasked as the show’s oldest ever contestant, Gloria Hunniford

Veteran broadcaster and presenter Jonathan, 61, gave the low-down on the competition between the panel.

‘It’s quite hot in some ways. We all pretend it doesn’t matter. Rita’s the one who wants to really win this series, she won the last two, I think she feels going for the hat trick is a prize worth getting. So far, I think she’s doing the worst out of all of us and that’s quite delightful.

‘I think I’m doing the best at the moment against all odds, but that won’t last.’

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The Masked Singer premiered on ITV on January 1 and continues Saturday nights at 7pm.

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Third series: The ITV singing competition is back for a third series with Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross returning to the judging chairs while Joel Dommett is back as host

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