Sue Perkins left The Masked Singer viewers stunned after being unmasked on Saturday, and she’s revealed she had a secret weapon during her time on the show.
The comedian said she made an adjustment to her Dragon costume which allowed the character to ‘belch, smoke and fart’ on the show.
Speaking on this morning’s episode of Lorraine, Sue said: ‘I wanted Dragon to be quite clumsy, a little bit bashful and a little bit windy as well.’
She added: ‘They’re so brilliant the costume and special effects people, that when somebody like me comes in and says “would you mind putting a little pipe in so I can belch, smoke and do a little fart”, they go: “Sure!”’.
Sue went on to say: ‘I wanted to create a character that the kids would love and the adults couldn’t quite figure out.’
The comedian and presenter was unmasked as Dragon on Saturday’s episode. Sue thanked Michelle Visage and Courtney Act for helping to keep her secret after her unmasking, following weeks of speculation that saw fans suggest Michelle or Courtney could be under the costume.
When host Lorraine Kelly asked which Masked Singer contestant she’d like to see win the series, Sue said: ‘Perhaps Sausage.’
‘There’s something that just nudges it for me. The vocals are just brilliant,’ she added.
‘I think the three are very worthy finalists.’
The comedian also said that he had ‘no idea who else is on the show’, having ‘never met them’ behind the scenes.
The Masked Singer continues on Saturday at 7pm on ITV.
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:
- Who is Harlequin?
- Who is Sausage?
- Who is Badger?
- Who is Robin?
- 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