Actor John Thomson was revealed to be Bush Baby as he became the latest character to be eliminated on Saturday.
The Coronation Street star, 51, was one of the first celebrities who the panel failed to guess ahead of his unmasking, after completely throwing viewers with a fake Australian accent.
After his unmasking John admitted he was ‘relieved’ to be revealed as he’d struggled to keep cool in the stifling hot animal suit, joking he hoped to land a job at Disney in the future.
Davina McCall said she was thrilled that nobody on the panel succeeded in guessing Bush Baby’s identity, despite guesses including Jamie Oliver and Gino D’Campo.
Jonathan Ross was adamant Bush Baby’s Australian accent was a red herring, and was quickly proven right once Worsley-born John was unmasked.
Speaking after the vote-off John said: ‘I have to say as a Northerner who doesn’t feel the cold it’s not been the greatest. I will admit there is a sense of relief here.
Ahead of the elimination, host Joel Dommett revealed that Dragon and Bush Baby had received the least number of votes, and the judges opted to save the fire-breathing reptile.
Who is it? Blob kicked off the show with a telling rendition of Hotel Room Service by Pitbull
What a singer! Sausage opted for a stunning performance of Lisa Stansfield’s All Around The World
This week’s show saw the remaining eight contestants take to the stage together for the first time to win the votes of the live audience.
Blob kicked off the show with a telling rendition of Hotel Room Service by Pitbull, while Sausage opted for a stunning performance of Lisa Stansfield’s All Around The World.
Viking delivered a pared-back version of A-Ha’s Take On Me, and Badger opted to sing Kelly Clarkson’s Because Of You.
Bush Baby belted out Release Me by Engelbert Humperdinck, while Dragon broke into a performance of Celine Dion’s All By Myself.
Closing out the performances were Harlequin with Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car and Robin with The Jackson Five’s hit Rockin Robin.
Next week will see the remaining seven acts take to the stage once again to win the audience’s votes, as they battle to avoid being unmasked.
The Masked Singer continues on Saturday at 7pm on ITV.