The Masked Singer UK star Sir Lenny Henry has opened up about the inner workings on the hit ITV show.
The British comedy legend duped fans and half the panel as Blob until he was unmasked on Saturday night's show.
Now Lenny admits he was given vocal help from singing coaches to help him sing in full disguise.
Lenny said: "The singing coaches were incredibly supportive throughout, they know it's weird singing behind a mask so they do everything they can leading up to the programme to make you feel confident and relaxed.
"Being in the Blob costume was tricky because it was really heavy so adjustments had to be made to make it lighter.
"It was on wheels, so I had to move in a particular way and I had eyeballs on the ends of my arms so I had to be a puppeteer too and make him come alive, despite all the blobby bits and pieces."
Despite his awkward costume, Lenny admits he enjoyed his time on the show.
The Comic Relief regular continued: "I can’t say that I’d wear the outfit to the BAFTAs (if we ever have them again) but it was fun.
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"I looked like a melted candle with eyeballs, the character was lively and fun.
"I think kids seemed to like him."
Lenny joked: "I just hope it's not the picture they use in my obituary, ’Blob dies!’ aggghhh."
Talking about the extreme measures ITV bosses have in place at the studio to make sure the celebs are top secret, Lenny said: "Really intense security behind the scenes.
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"I wore a sweatshirt that said ‘don’t speak to me’ and I had to wear a visor and gloves, I looked like a mute alien.
"People were very kind though. When I was behind the scenes people would smile and give me the thumbs up. It was a weird but positive experience."
On Saturday night Viking was also unmasked.
The crooner was revealed to be A-ha singer Morten Harket.
Admitting he signed up to the show after his diary was canned due to the pandemic, Morten said: "I was meant to be busy during the period in question when invited to join The Masked Singer.
"The pandemic cleared the majority of activities off the calendar and suddenly the door opened for other types of requests.
"When asked, I liked the idea of exposing myself to the insecurity of its confines knowing I would hate that."
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