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Jasmine Allday

ITV's Masked Singer fans convinced Phoenix is Doctor Who legend after reincarnation clue

The Masked Singer returned tonight - and fans of the ITV show are already sure they've rumbled the identity of Phoenix.

On tonight's show, six stars competed to avoid being the first celebrity to be eliminated from the programme. The first six stars to perform were Knitting, Otter, the show's first duo Cat and Mouse, Phoenix, Jellyfish and Ghost.

Ghost was unmasked as Chris Kamara in the first elimination, ahead of the six other celebrities performing for the first time next weekend in a bid to keep their mask firmly on. Phoenix was one of the people to perform and now fans of the ITV guessing game show are sure they've worked out who might be under the costume.

Phoenix performed in the first show (ITV)

In their clue package, Phoenix said they were hot and had risen from the ashes. Singing Get Lucky by Daft Punk, Phoenix also revealed they were used to reincarnation, prompting some fans to think they might be a former Doctor.

Their riddle, "I'm all flame and fire, my feathers ablaze, it may intrigue you to learn, I've been a catchphrase," left the judges confused rather than with more ideas on who they might be.

Panellist Mo Gilligan previously said characters like Phoenix were getting better at keeping their identity a secret.

Fans are sure they know their identity (ITV)

Speaking ahead of the show, Mo said of the celebrities taking part this year: "Yeah, because I feel people are really coming into their costumes more this series. So Phoenix always looks at us a bit weirdly for example. Then you've got some characters who are really funny, which is also hard because you think - is this a comedian that I know?

"And you can always see in the room who's a fan favourite as well. It isn't a singing competition is it, it's just guessing who's behind the mask! I think that's my favourite bit where they sing and you start seeing the little kids reacting like, 'Who should we save?'"

He added: "And kids are screaming names out, which is one of my favourite parts of the show because some of the kids don't even know some of the guesses we've said. The seven year old, he's shaking their head at a guess!"

David Tennant recently returned as the Doctor (PA)

Fans of the show are sure the celebrity behind Phoenix could be a Doctor Who legend.

"I'm agreeing with Jonathan that the clues all fit for Phoenix to be David Tennant, but the voice just doesn't seem to match. #MaskedSingerUK," one wrote, as another added: "definitely could be David tennant as the phoenix #MaskedSingerUK."

A third shared: "Phoenix sounds like David Tennant when they are speaking, no idea if he can sing like that though! #MaskedSingerUK."

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