Masked Singer fans have claimed to have 'rumbled' the identity of Knitting, days after the show's return to screens, after revisiting some 'give away' clues.
The surprise TV smash of the last few years, The Masked Singer has so far made winners of Nicola Roberts, Joss Stone and last year's champion, ex Neighbours actress and Torn star Natalie Imbruglia. After a few teasers online, the new series kicked off on New Year's Day, with Joel Dommett backs as host as Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan all back on the panel.
The first episode of The Masked Singer series four saw six different characters battle against each other to advance through to the next round and the first face-off was between Jellyfish and Knitting. Within moments of Knitting appearing on screen, stars like Cheryl, Helen Skelton, Stacey Solomon and Sara Davies were thrown into the mix as potential celebs in disguise.
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Another name that cropped up was Claire Richards from Steps, with a few die hard fans of the pop act claiming on Twitter that they'd heard flashes of her identifiable vocals. Well, days after the episode aired, other viewers are now declaring they are 'convinced' it's her and their suspicions are down to three major clues that appeared in Sunday's show.
A clue that led people into thinking Knitting could be Geordie star was a Magpie, with fans taking it as a nod to her being from Newcastle; however a single magpie of course means 'one for sorrow,' which is also the name of one of Step's biggest hits.
Secondly, there was a riddle which read '"Knitting is way, it's crossing the sticks. Count all your stitches there should be 26." After initially being perplexed over what that could mean, Steps fans added up the sum of 5,6,7,8, the band's debut single and they add up to 26.
A third clue that could link Knitting to Claire is the '2002' on the bottom of a shoe. While some saw this an indication of Cheryl shooting to fame on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, that is also the year that Claire and bandmate H broke away from Steps to launch double act H & Claire.
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