A television presenter appears to have mistakenly disclosed themself as the person behind one of the costumes on The Masked Singer UK.
Chef Simon Rimmer, 60, seemed to admit live on TV on today’s Sunday Brunch that he was one of the celebrities competing in the ITV singing competition while discussing with Julia Sawalha, who was recently revealed as Bubble Tea on the programme.
However, it is unclear whether the broadcaster, who recently had to sell his Manchester restaurant after 33 years, made a genuine mistake or was kidding to throw Masked Singer viewers off guard.
The moment occurred when Absolutely Fabulous veteran Julia, 55, reflected on her debut appearance as Bubble Tea, saying she had no idea what the drink was before joining the programme.
‘I always assumed that you picked your own costumes,’ Simon commented. ‘Because I know when I …’
Continuing, Simon said: ‘Because I know with me…’
Before he could continue his speech, he noticed his’mistake’ and quickly placed his palm over his face.
‘I think I gave it away then,’ he murmured to his Sunday Brunch co-host Tim Lovejoy.
Julia’s mouth dropped to the floor as they rapidly moved on to the next issue.
Rumours have previously circulated that Simon may be Dippy Egg on The Masked Singer due to hints that the celebrity works in the culinary arts.
Gregg Wallace, former Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas, chef Jimmy Doherty, and former BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker are among the other hypotheses.
After being revealed as Dippy Egg on Saturday, Julia explained why she decided to compete on the show.
‘I wanted to do something that would really take me out of my comfort zone.
‘I like to do jobs that actually I’m really terrified of because then they’re a big challenge. This lived up to that!’
‘The panel’s guesses were just so hilarious,’ she continued. ‘I couldn’t believe they thought I was Hannah Waddingham.
So far in The Masked Singer‘s 2024 season, Dionne Warwick has been revealed as Weather, Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong as Chicken Caesar, Strictly judge Ballas as Rat, and Julia as Bubble Tea.
The Masked Singer continues on Saturday on ITV and ITVX at 7pm, while Sunday Brunch airs Sundays on Channel 4 from 9.30am.