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The Masked Singer: Bush Baby's identity revealed in latest episode - get the details

Fans were shocked at latest celebrity booted off the show

Eve Crosbie

The Masked Singer bid farewell to its fifth celebrity on Saturday night’s episode.

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The hugely popular ITV series, which features Jonathan RossDavina McCallRita Ora and Mo Gilligan on its judging panel, sees a number of masked contestants take to the stage to show off their singing skills. It is then up to the viewers and panel to work out which celebrities are behind the masks using a series of clues.

Saturday’s episode saw all eight remaining masks Sausage, Blob, Viking, Badger, Bush Baby, Dragon, Harlequin and Robin take to the stage. But sadly, time was up for one celebrity who was sent home. Find out who it was below!

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After Dragon and Bush Baby received the least number of votes from fans, the two mystery stars went head-to-head to decide who would remain in the programme and who would be booted off.

The panel decided to keep Dragon meaning Bush Baby was sent home, and the judges were shocked to learn that the celebrity behind the mask was comedian and actor John Thomson.

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Viewers were shocked to learn that the celebrity behind the mask was John Thomson

Before exiting the show, John – best known for his roles on Cold Feet and Coronation Street – proceeded to give one final performance, singing 'Release Me' by Engelbert Humperdinck. 

Following his unveiling, John said: "I thought the panel did a good job at guessing but I'm pretty sure I completely fooled them until my reveal. There were some very strange guesses from Rishi Sunak to Gino D'Acampo. I put on an Australian accent to deliberately confuse them."

John's unmasking follows last week’s episode during which Grandfather Clock was unveiled to be football legend Glenn Hoddle.

Alien was the first persona to be exposed as 'Murder on the Dance Floor' singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, followed by Spice Girl Mel B and Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon who were unmasked as Seahorse and Swan respectively.  

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