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Masked Singer's Rhino causes final 'battle' as fans argue over identity

Rhino is causing some heated debate online in the run up to The Masked Singer final this weekend, as fans argue over just who is behind the mask out of Charlie Simpson and James Arthur.

Consistently brilliant during the new series of the hit ITV show, Rhino is in with a great shot of winning this year's title on Saturday night, as he battles it out with Fawn, who many viewers are sure is All Saints' star Natalie Appleton and Phoenix, with the smart money on him being Ricky Wilson.

It took just one song from Rhino much earlier on in The Masked Singer's current run for fans of Busted to be convinced beyond all doubt that it's Charlie inside the Rhino costume and after clues eluding to the 'not much has changed but they live under water' line from Year 3000, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn showing up in a VT in a nod to Crashed The Wedding and a 'show for everyone' - a clear refence to Busted's Ticket for Everyone tour, they are happy to argue their theory with anyone who challenges it.

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However, on the other hand, there's no denying that Rhino sounds a bit like former X Factor winner James and, while the clues aren't as conclusive as the ones hinting at Rhino being Charlie, there are plenty of viewers confident that they'll be proved right on Saturday when Rhino finally takes off his mask in the final.

Firmly in the Charlie being Rhino camp, one fan took to Twitter to post: "HOWWWWWW are people still saying Rhino is James Arthur?! It's SO obviously Charlie Simpson!! I don't even need the clues but even they all lead to him. I'm getting so wound up about this.”

Thinking exactly the same thing, another tweeted: "It's mad how people still think that the rhino is James Arthur and not Charlie Simpson... all the clues match up and it sounds like him ffs," with a third fan writing: "If you think Rhino is James Arthur you clearly didn't grow up listening to Busted! RHINO IS 100000000% CHARLIE SIMPSON. His voice is stands out a million miles away"

Going the opposite way and sure Rhino is James, another avid Masked Singer viewer joined in the debate, responding: "If Rhino is unmasked and isn't James Arthur then he's going to have to replace James Arthur"

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