When viewing The Masked Singer UK, the goal is to determine out who the celebrities are behind the masks, with their video packages and performances providing hints.
However, another aspect of the presentation that fans need pay great attention to is the actual clothes, as the ensembles may potentially reveal significant clues as to who they truly are.
During a recent interview with Metro.co.uk, costume designer Tim Simpson of Plunge Creations revealed which characters fans should pay extra attention to, as well as where indications may have been hidden on their outfits.
Ahead of tonight’s programme, spectators should keep their eyes out for three artists in particular: Rhino, Jacket Potato, and Rubbish.
‘Everywhere there’s letters, anywhere there’s text, sometimes even if there’s a colour that looks a little out of place,’ Tim stressed.
With that in mind, it’s worth noting that there is lettering on Jacket Potato’s costume, which stated: ‘Wild Hog Dairy Salted Butter’ in week two – so it’ll be interesting to see if that wording has been changed for tonight’s show, just like how the lettering on Sausage’s costume used to change in series two.
When it comes to Rubbish, viewers may benefit by focusing their attention on the articles placed inside the trash can, as they may have greater meaning than individuals realise at first glance.
‘I think Rubbish does have clues in the rubbish, and that is again the place to look – wherever there are little details which might be overlooked, that’s where you want to hunt. It takes a beady eye,’ Tim teased.
Rhino’s costume may be more difficult to discover… However, the costume designer added, ‘You might have to wait till he turns around.’
Sometimes the clues on the costumes are placed on purpose as a signifier for the singer’s identity, but other times the symbols on the garments are just Easter Eggs for the design team.
‘The clue team is quite devious, and I don’t comprehend half of the hints, even when I know who the persons are. It will then necessitate some research on my side. So you end up fitting the pieces together,’ Tim explained.
‘Way back when with Badger [in series two], I stuck a very bizarre hint on the back of Badger’s trousers, which linked to a certain band that I liked. Even the production team had no idea.
‘I might throw things in simply for fun. And who knows, the folks in the workshop might be putting odd things in there as well that I’m not aware of. So simply keep an eye out for the clues wherever you believe they might be.’
The Masked Singer UK returns tonight at 7pm on ITV and ITVX.