The Masked Singer: Sophie Ellis-Bextor becomes first celebrity eliminated from the show as she is unmasked as Alien
Sophie Ellis-Bextor became the first celebrity eliminated on the new series of The Masked Singer UK on Saturday.
The songstress, 41, was unmasked as the Alien after she landed in the bottom three with Swan and Badger, with the judges deciding to unmask Alien.
After her true identity was revealed, Sophie said: You’ve crushed my mascot theme!’ before she added: ‘Hopefully my kids will be quite surprised’.
Sent home: Sophie Ellis-Bextor became the first celebrity eliminated on the new series of The Masked Singer UK on Saturday
Explaining the judges’ choice to unmask Alien,Davina McCall said: ‘This has been immensely hard for us to make a decision.’
She announced the first singer the judges had saved was the Badger, before announcing Swan would also go through.
After Sophie was unmasked, host Joel Dommett referenced the crime scene clue in her VT, which was a hint to her song Murder On The Dancefloor.
Following her elimination, the mother-of-five took to social media and admitted her disguise did not fool her children after all, with her one-year-old son Mickey immediately recognising her voice as soon as she started to sing.
Revealed: The songstress was unmasked as the Alien after she landed in the bottom three with Swan and Badger, with the judges deciding to unmask Alien
Sent home: Following her elimination, the mother-of-five took to social media and admitted her disguise did not fool her children after all
She wrote: ‘Yes so as most of you guessed it was me & she in #themaskedsinger. Even my one year old pointed at the telly and shouted ‘mummy!’ when I started singing in the alien suit!
‘Anyhoo a fun and trippy way to spend a few days and enjoy the rest of the show- no idea who anyone is!’
Sophie’s identity also did not come as a surprise to many viewers as they took to social media to speculate she could be Alien during her performance.
One fan wrote: ‘I think Alien is Sophie Ellis Bexter! #MaskedSingerUK#maskedsinger. Crime scene is murder on the dance floor.’
Another added: ‘I’ve never watched The Masked Singer until three minutes ago but I’m pretty sure that Alien is Sophie Ellis Bextor.’
Prior to her performance, the preview video clip rolled and the mystery singer dropped a series of hints including the comment: ‘All the people look like tiny models’.
Then the camera panned to a mannequin wearing a dress as the alien declared that her job in the world is ‘to spread joy love and glitter’.
Some fans thought this was a reference to her disco tracks including Take Me Home and Murder On The Dancefloor.
One viewer said: ‘100 percent Alien is #sophieellisbaxter. Her voice is too distinctive to disguise!#MaskedSinger.’
Another fan penned on Twitter: ‘Alien is Sophie Ellis Bexter! Murder on the dance floor reference too!’
The mystery singer stood on a podium on the futuristic set and hit the high notes in Dua Lipa’s track, Don’t Start Now.
After she concluded her song, Jonathan said he noticed a crime scene in the preview video and thought it could be The Fall actress, Gillian Anderson.
General consensus: One fan wrote: ‘I think Alien is Sophie Ellis Bexter! #MaskedSingerUK #maskedsinger. Crime scene is murder on the dance floor’
Rita Ora noticed multiple model references and guessed it could be author and model Sophie Dahl.
Fellow panellist Mo Gilligan was taken by a wedding dress reference on a mannequin in the clip and presumed it could be Lily Allen, who recently tied the knot with Stranger Things actor David Harbour.
Davina McCall amusingly thought it could be presenter Joel Dommett’s partner, Hanna Cooper.
As the masked singer exited the stage, she left one final clue, commenting: ‘I had the time of wife, I mean, life!’