The Masked Singer Alien: Who is Alien? First celebrity eliminated

Masked Singer: Sausage gives away identity clues

Following on from the huge success of season one, The Masked Singer returned this Boxing Day with six of the 12 celebrities taking to the stage. Sadly, Alien was eliminated from the competition but not before they were unmasked. Who is Alien? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Who is Alien?

Tonight six famous faces took to The Masked SInger stage under the disguises of Sausage, Badger, Alien, Dragon, Robin and Swan

In the end Alien, Swan and Badger received the lowest amount of studio votes and found themselves at the risk of being unmasked by the judges.

Judges Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan chose to send Swan and Badger through to the next stage after an “immensely hard” decision

Sadly, Alien was eliminated from the competition but before they left the stage, Alien, revealed her true identity.

Under the mask of Alien, was English singer, songwriter and model  Sophie Ellis- Bextor. 

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Sophie is best known for the hit noughties single, Murder on the Dancefloor.

She has since gone on to achieve huge success with the albums Shoot from the Hip, Trip the Light Fantastic, Make a Scene, Wanderlust and Familia. 

Speaking after Alien’s identity was unveiled, Sophie joked: “You’ve crashed my mascot dreams guys!”

She also revealed she took part in the show for her five children after Davina praised her social media videos of her singing during the first national lock down.

However, her children were completely unaware she had even taken part in the series,

In a post-exit interview with ITV, Sophie explained she took part in The Masked Singer for “the craziness of the show!”

She added: “And getting the chance to try and sing sounding unlike me. I love a challenge and why not do it dressed as an extraterrestrial?!”

Discussing whether it was hard to keep her identity a secret, Sophie said: “Well it turns out most of my friends and family don’t ask me much about my job after all!

“It was only down to my own willpower after that.”

What happened on The Masked Singer tonight?

First, Alien and Robin took to the Masked Singer stage.

Robin performed Justin Timberlake’s I Can’t Stop the Feeling, with the judges guessing he may be Bruno Mars or Joe Wicks.

Alien went next, performing Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now with the judges guessing the likes of Lilly Allen and Hannah Cooper.

Swan went third, performing Shania Twain’s That Don’t Impress Me Much followed by Dragon, performing You Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman.

The judges believed Swan could be Drag Race star Michelle Visage and Grand Design’s Kevin McLeod.

Fifth to perform was Sausage signing Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s Skin, followed by Badger who performed Feeling Good by Nina Simone.

Guesses for Sausage included Maya Jama, Billie Piper and Ella Henderson.

Trying to unmask Badger, the judges guessed the names The Sting, Andy Serkis and Idris Elba.

Next week, six more celebrities will go head to head to impress the judges on The Masked Singer.

However, another celebrity will be unmasked and leave the competition for good.

The Masked Singer airs Sundays at 7pm on ITV.

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