Sheridan Smith has finally addressed the rumours that she’s Sausage on The Masked Singer, saying she’s ‘flattered’ to be compared to Joss Stone – and that even her partner thought it was her.
The judges were stunned to see Sausage unmasked as Joss, with many convinced that the celeb behind the mask was either Stacey Solomon or Sheridan.
While the former Gavin and Stacey star stayed quiet on the rumours while the show was airing, she’s finally addressed them – and she couldn’t be happier.
‘Well there you have it!’ she tweeted. ‘I am very flattered that for 8 weeks some of you thought it was me, although I do very much love eating chips & sausage with gravy well done Joss Stone!’
The 39-year-old added: ‘And thank you @wossy for thinking I could sing anywhere near as well as @JossStone thank you #MaskedSingerUK.’
She also responded to a fan, writing: ‘If it makes you feel better, even my fella and my manager thought it might be me at one point and that I’d done it on the sly.’
‘Listen @Sheridansmith1 & @StaceySolomon mentions much have been mad for the last 8 weeks #TheMaskedSingerUK,’ he tweeted.
Joss was finally unmasked during the grand final of the wildly popular competition, alongside her fellow finalists – Robin, who was unveiled as Aston Merrygold, and Badger, who was revealed to be Ne-Yo.
After winning the competition, Joss explained that it was the perfect time for her to star on the show as she had just ‘received some very exciting news’, as she appeared on the series while pregnant.
‘Also, I am always up for a laugh and this is one of the most funny and happy things someone could do with their time,’ she said.
When Sausage mentioned their connection to the royal family, this was in reference to the fact that Joss had attended the most recent royal wedding.
If you caught Sausage stating that she had ‘snagged myself a king’, this hinted towards Joss role in The Tudors as Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII.
Plus, when Dover sole featured in her VT, this was due to the fact that she is actually from Dover.
The Masked Singer is available for catch-up on ITV Hub.
The Masked Singer series 2: Who is behind each mask?
With the nation more or less confined to their living rooms every Saturday night, The Masked Singer has proven to be something of a lockdown 3.0 saviour. While the performances are of course a draw, most of the fun lies in guessing just who is behind each mask. Here are the clues and theories so far:
- UNMASKED: Alien was Sophie Ellis-Bextor
- UNMASKED: Seahorse was Mel B
- UNMASKED: Swan was Martine McCutcheon
- UNMASKED: Grandfather Clock was Glenn Hoddle
- UNMASKED: Bush baby was John Thomson
- UNMASKED: The Viking was Morten Harket
- UNMASKED: The Blob is Lenny Henry
- UNMASKED: The Dragon is Sue Perkins
- UNMASKED: Harlequin is Gabrielle
- UNMASKED: Robin is Aston Merrygold
- UNMASKED: Badger is Ne-Yo
- UNMASKED: Sausage is Joss Stone