The Masked Dancer: All the clues so far for the first five celebrities after Jordan Banjo is unmasked as Viper

THE Masked Dancer kicked off on Saturday night and it immediately proved to be as addictive and frustrating as the original, The Masked Singer.

Twelve new celebrities are hiding behind an array of elaborate characters, and Saturday's night saw the first six take to the stage.

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After all six had performed, the panel decided to unmask Viper, who turned out to be Diversity dancer, Jordan Banjo.

This means viewers will have to wait a bit longer to find out the identities of the other five performers; Beetroot, Scarecrow, Knickerbocker Glory, Llama and Zip.

It hasn't stopped fans guessing and playing detective, so here's the clues so far for The Masked Dancer.


Zip was the first celebrity up tonight and his clues included DJing, the Savoy and references to colours including red, yellow, green and blue.

This has lead a number of fans to think it could be JLS singer, Marvin Humes, who is now a DJ.

Each band member had one of those colours assigned to them, with one viewer tweeting: "Zip – Marvin, JLS #MaskedDancer."

Another added: "#MaskedDancer marvin hulmes that."

If that were true, Marvin would be following in the footsteps of his bandmate Aston Merrygold, who performed as Robin on the last series of The Masked Singer.

Other guesses based around the DJing clue include Trevor Nelson.


Many viewers think Beetroot is another popstar in disguise after her clues were revealed.

She said: "I'm a farm town girl from way up north."

She added: "I'm a glass half full kind of girl that takes pleasure out of the smallest thing."

She also pointed out her American accent before adding it could "all be hearsay".

That had many viewers convinced Beetroot was Hear'say singer Suzanne Shaw or her former bandmate, Kym Marsh.

One wrote on Twitter: "Beetroot Suzanne Shaw? #MaskedDancer."

Another added: "Or Kim Marsh or Suzanne Shaw #MaskedDancer."


The Masked Dancer panel highly suspect Knickerbocker is actually a man, possibly a drag queen, after seeing their performance and listening to the clues.

They included: "Pay attention to the details if you want the scoop," she teased. "I'm like a knickerbocker glory, I have a lot of layers.

"I want to squeeze a bit of zest into the competition."

The fact knickerbocker also mentioned "maxi challenges" made many viewers think it was someone from RuPaul's Drag Race UK.

One tweeted: "#MaskedDancer Knickerbocker said maxi challenge and was lipsyncing definitely a drag queen! Accent sounded fake. I thought baga chips or the Vivienne!"

Another added: "So confident that Knickerbockerglory is Baga Chipz. I know I'm right. 100%! When I'm proved wrong I will delete this tweet."

However, others thought it could be Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, who is also known to dress in drag for theatre performances.

That would certainly be a surprise for new panelist, Strictly pro Oti Mabuse.


Some viewers think Llama has a Strictly connection as well, with many suspecting the clues link up to former contestant Zoe Ball.

Zoe, who recently departed spin-off show It Takes Two, was the name on many people's lips after clues which included: "I'm a country girl at heart… eating all my greens because, after all, you are what you eat."

Llama also referenced calming down since moving to the country, and the panel picked up on another clue that could link to her dad, Johnny Ball.

One viewer tweeted: "Zoe Ball's, a good shout for, Llama… The clue could've been for her dad being good with numbers, or husband being good with music… Hmmm… #TheMaskedDancer."

Another added: "llama is zoe ball im saying it now."


Scarecrow impressed the panel and viewers at home, making it straight through to the next show.

Their clues included references to recycling, housekeeping, posing and a magic wand.

Viewers had a range of options for who the mystery celebrity could be, with one tweeting: "The scarecrow is stacey soloman surely! #MaskedDancerUK".

Another added: "I’m thinking @_ClaireRichards is Scarecrow #MaskedDancerUK"

A third tweeted: "Now what a coincidence that Oti is on the same post as scarecrow who I think is joe sugg since he was on strictly."

The Masked Dancer continues tonight at 7.30pm on ITV. 

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