The Masked Singer UK’s Lorraine Kelly, 64, delighted judges guessed she was ‘a wee lassie’ decades younger: ‘I need to ring Frankie Bridge to apologise!’

Lorraine Kelly shocked The Masked Singer UK viewers when she was unveiled as Owl in show’s ‘best reveal ever’ on Saturday.

Now the TV host, 64, has said how delighted she was that judges mistook her singing voice for a ‘wee lassie’ decades younger than herself, like 35-year-old Frankie Bridge.

Saying: ‘They were guessing women that are age of my daughter, I need to phone up Frankie Bridge and apologies and Kym Marsh and Alex Scott all these wee lassies’.

Before adding: ‘It was nice that they were guessing people that were an awful lot younger’. 

Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall were joined by Ellie Goulding on the panel, however nobody managed to guess it was in fact Lorraine who had been strutting her stuff on stage.

Lorraine Kelly, 64, shocked The Masked Singer UK viewers when she was unveiled as Owl in show’s ‘best reveal ever’ on Saturday

ow the TV host  has said how delighted she was that judges mistook her singing voice for a 'wee lassie' decades younger than herself, like 35-year-old Frankie Bridge (pictured)

ow the TV host  has said how delighted she was that judges mistook her singing voice for a ‘wee lassie’ decades younger than herself, like 35-year-old Frankie Bridge (pictured)

The moment left viewers and judges stunned as the broadcaster  took off her huge mask to a wild applause from the studio audience. 

With host Joel Dommet exclaiming: ‘This might be one of the best reveals we’ve ever had on the show!’.

Unable to wipe the huge smile off her face, Lorraine gushed: ‘I’ve loved being Owl, I’ve loved every single second, the show is so joyful.’ 

Viewers at home rushed to X, formerly known as Twitter, totally gobsmacked following the reveal with one gushing: ‘I never saw that… Lorraine!’.

And: ‘Lorraine Kelly! I am shooketh!’.

Someone else wrote: ‘You could have given me 1000 guesses and I’d never have gotten Lorraine Kelly’. 

With another adding: ‘Nope! Another week where I’ve been completely wrong! Lorraine Kelly is Owl! Love this show!’.

Saying: 'They were guessing women that are age of my daughter, I need to phone up Frankie Bridge and apologies and Kym Marsh and Alex Scott all these wee lassies'

Saying: ‘They were guessing women that are age of my daughter, I need to phone up Frankie Bridge and apologies and Kym Marsh and Alex Scott all these wee lassies’ 

Judges Rita Ora , Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall were joined by Ellie Goulding on the panel, however nobody managed to guess it was in fact Lorraine who had been strutting her stuff on stage

Judges Rita Ora , Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall were joined by Ellie Goulding on the panel, however nobody managed to guess it was in fact Lorraine who had been strutting her stuff on stage 

Host Joel Dommet exclaimed: 'This might be one of the best reveals we've ever had on the show!'

Host Joel Dommet exclaimed: ‘This might be one of the best reveals we’ve ever had on the show!’

A fourth typed: ‘Lorraine Kelly #maskedsingeruk …did not see that one coming!’.

And a fifth added: ‘ Lorraine Kelly is Owl wow’.

With a sixth saying: ‘That was a shock didn’t know Lorraine could sing!’.

While someone else commented:  ‘Owl was Lorraine Kelly?! WHAAAAAT?’.

Lorraine later admitted she was shocked that the panel didn’t pick up on he Scottish accent. 

Saying: ‘I worked really quite hard to try and not be too Scottish, but I thought they would get me right away, and I thought it was hilarious who they were saying’.

Unable to wipe the huge smile off her face, Lorraine gushed: 'I've loved being Owl, I've loved every single second, the show is so joyful'

Unable to wipe the huge smile off her face, Lorraine gushed: ‘I’ve loved being Owl, I’ve loved every single second, the show is so joyful’

Lorraine admitted she was surprised the judges didn't pick up on her Scottish accent

Lorraine admitted she was surprised the judges didn’t pick up on her Scottish accent 

Shocked viewers took to social media

Shocked viewers took to social media 

‘It was really funny. I was really pleased that they didn’t get me’. 

She also revealed that her family would be shocked by the news after keeping her appearance on the show a secret.

‘My daughter just won’t believe it, because she’s always teasing me about the fact that when we sing along in the car, I just make up the words to songs’.

‘She wouldn’t even think that I’m going to be able to do this because first of all, I’ve never sang in front of anybody, and also because I can’t remember the words of any tunes’. 

The broadcaster took to Instagram to break her silence following the episode’s broadcast and said in a pre-recorded video: ‘Hi there, yes, it was me, I was Owl on The Masked Singer, congratulations if you guessed it’.

‘One of the clues, of course, was about Dundee United. I’m right here at Tannadice Park [football ground] a lot of you got the clue about the tangerines. So well done if you did it!’. Before ending the clip by revealing host Joel would be joining her on her ITV show to on Monday. 

The Masked Singer, Saturdays at 7pm on ITV1, ITVX & STV 

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