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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Katie Fitzpatrick

ITV The Masked Dancer fans convinced major reality star is Candlestick

The Masked Dancer has returned to our screens as a celebrity panel and viewers at home attempt to guess the identities behind the elaborate outfits. A new batch of celebs are aiming to bewilder and bamboozle with their fancy footwork whilst dancing in disguise on the zany ITV show.

This series footballing star Peter Crouch has stepped in for comedian Mo Gilligan to join Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Oti Mabuse as they try and work out which twinkle toed celebrity is behind the mask. And wannabe detectives watching at home quickly came forward with their first guess as Candlestick took to the stage for a dazzling performance of Disco Inferno with clues dished out about 'holding court' and 'ice and lemon.'

@KyleSew2112 tweeted: "That's Judge Rinder." @leighnoodlesoup messaged: "Lemon rind = rinder Just ice?! = JUSTICE." @TaraOzzy_agreed: "Candlestick - Judge Rinder. Feel like it’s to obvious though." Fomer Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse also thought it was reality TV star Robert Rinder.


@SkylarTwisty asked: "Was Judge Rinder not the candle from Beauty and the beast on a musical talent show recently?" And they later added: "Judge Rinder just won All Stars Musicals as the candle from Beauty and the Beast. Him describing his performance as 'Wicked' is a reference to this."

But other viewers reckon Candlestick is Olympic diving champion Tom Daley. @amylmao12 exclaimed: "Tom Daley!!!" @DragRaceGlobal decided: "Candlestick is Tom Daley 100%" and @spanferina said: "Candle stick’s voice and way of speaking really reminds me of Tom Daley! So I’m going with Tom for candle stick!"

Candlestick showed off their dazzling moves (ITV)

Last series viewers saw OIympic gymnast Louis Smith storm to victory dressed as Car Wash. The series also saw Radio DJ and presenter Zoe Ball unmasked as Llama, choreographer and TV judge Craig Revel Horwood as Knickerbocker Glory, Ice skating legend Christopher Dean as Beagle, presenter Kelly Brook as Frog and Howard Donald as Zip.


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