The Masked Singer has telly watchers of the nation in a vicegrip as everyone tries to figure out which celebrity is under the costume.
One of the contestants in this year’s The Masked Singer is Rockhopper, and their identity had us stumped – but now all the signs are pointing to one major possibility.
Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame is a popular online theory for the Rockhopper for several reasons.
The singer has already appeared on the US version of the show, and Destiny’s Child famously had a single titled Jumpin’ Jumpin’, with Rockhopper known for their ability to jump.
Now Dancing On Ice star Ria Hebden has offered her own theory, and it’s about as close to proof that Michelle is hidden under the costume as you’ll get.
Ria appeared on Friday’s episode of Lorraine where she revealed she had been ‘doing some digging’ into Rockhopper’s true identity – and we think she’s on to something.
The star played two clips back-to-back, starting with Rockhopper’s latest performance on The Masked Singer, where she sang Amy Winehouse track Love Is a Losing Game, and then the Destiny’s Child tune Emotion.
‘There are some real similarities in the voices,’ Ria said as she played the short videos.
After hearing the clips, host Lorraine Kelly agreed: ‘I know exactly what you’re saying! That’s so interesting.’
But that wasn’t all.
Emblazoned on the back of Rockhopper’s jacket are the Roman numerals for the number 47: XLVII.
Why is this relevant? Well, Beyoncé played the half-time show of the 47th Super Bowl in 2013, alongside Destiny’s Child – known as the XLVII Super Bowl.
Now if that’s not a solid theory, we don’t know what is – and Lorraine appeared to agree, as she gasped and referred to Ria as ‘Miss Marple!’.
This year’s The Masked Singer already seen Gloria Hunniford be revealed as Snow Leopard, Will Young under the Lion Fish costume, Heather Small as Chandelier and Tennis legend Pat Cash unveiled as Bagpipes, but there’s plenty more mysteries to be solved.
And while Michelle seems like a very promising theory for who Rockhopper really is, there are plenty more conspiracies making the rounds online – like Alesha Dixon, Robyn and Zara Larsson.
Meanwhile, there are popular theories for plenty of other contestants – like Aled Jones as Traffic Cone, and both Mika and Reverend Richard Coles as Poodle.
Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV and ITV Hub
Who is behind the mask?
- UNMASKED: Chandelier
- UNMASKED: Snow Leopard
- UNMASKED: Lionfish
- UNMASKED: Bagpipes
- WHO IS:: Doughnuts
- WHO IS:: Traffic Cone
- WHO IS:: Panda
- WHO IS:: Rockhopper
- WHO IS:: Mushroom
- WHO IS:: Firework
- WHO IS:: Poodle
- WHO IS:: Robobunny