India markets open in 2 hours 40 minutes
  • BSE SENSEX

    51,444.65
    +1,147.76 (+2.28%)
     
  • Nifty 50

    15,245.60
    +326.50 (+2.19%)
     
  • Dow

    31,270.09
    -121.43 (-0.39%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    12,997.75
    -361.04 (-2.70%)
     
  • BTC-INR

    3,714,721.00
    +178,676.50 (+5.05%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,017.02
    +28.92 (+2.93%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    29,880.42
    +784.56 (+2.70%)
     
  • Nikkei

    29,218.68
    -340.42 (-1.15%)
     
  • EUR/INR

    87.9929
    -0.0140 (-0.02%)
     
  • GBP/INR

    101.6847
    -0.0474 (-0.05%)
     
  • AED/INR

    19.8190
    +0.0080 (+0.04%)
     
  • INR/JPY

    1.4636
    -0.0007 (-0.05%)
     
  • SGD/INR

    54.7720
    +0.0170 (+0.03%)
     

OLD The Masked Singer: Who is Robin? Here’s what we know

Isobel Lewis
·2-min read
Robin performed ‘Dance Monkey' (ITV)
Robin performed ‘Dance Monkey' (ITV)

The Masked Singer viewers are desperately trying to figure out who’s behind Robin’s costume.

The reality TV series returned to our screens on Boxing Day, with a new group of celebrities performing from inside bizarre giant costumes.

So far Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Mel B and Martine McCutcheon have all been unmasked and eliminated from the competition.

One of the frontrunners in the competition is Robin, who has impressed the judges and viewers at home with his singing ability and dance moves.

In the first week of the show, Robin performed “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, wowing the judges with his falsetto singing voice.

Robin performed ‘Dance Monkey’ during Saturday’s showITV
Robin performed ‘Dance Monkey’ during Saturday’s showITV

During this Saturday’s episode (9 January), Robin showed off his vocal range once again as he performed “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I.

Viewers at home have thrown around a number of names while guessing the contestant’s identity, with Olly Murs and Peter Andre having been mentioned.

Meanwhile, the judges have put forward singers Murs, Nicky Byrne and Bruno Mars as potential suggestions, as well as footballers Marcus Rashford, Robin Van Persie and Michael Owen.

However, fans are convinced that JLS singer Aston Merrygold is the most likely celebrity behind the mask.

One clue mentioned this week regarding Robin’s identity was that he began his career performing impressions, with Merrygold having appeared on Stars in their Eyes as a child while impersonating Michael Jackson.

During this 2002 performance, Merrygold also sung “Rockin’ Robin”, which some fans think Robin’s costume is a reference to.

Another clue referenced playing football for his country, something the former Strictly contestant did as a child as well as for Soccer Aid in recent years.

With host Joel Dommett during the series premiereITV
With host Joel Dommett during the series premiereITV

Merrygold is also the bookies’ favourite to be behind Robin’s costume, with Ladbrokes having him at 1/5 to be unmasked.

Murs is in second place at 4/1, while EastEnders star Jake Wood is in third with odds of 10/1.

You can find the full list of odds for all the contestants here.

The Masked Singer continues Saturday at 7pm on ITV.

Read More

Shame: ‘We were tourists in our own adolescence’

15 books to help you beat the January blues

Does Glastonbury Festival stand a chance this year?