The Masked Singer UK: Who is Alien? Clues and theories for series 2

29 January 2021, 17:09 | Updated: 12 February 2021, 11:12

The Masked Singer UK: Who is Alien?
The Masked Singer UK: Who is Alien? Picture: ITV

By Tom Eames

The Masked Singer is back in the UK for a second series! But which celebrities will be behind the elaborate costumes?

After a hugely popular first series in early 2020, the guessing game is back for series 2 on ITV.

First airing on Boxing Day 2020, The Masked Singer will continue into early 2021 with 12 more famous faces singing classic tunes for judges Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and new member Mo Gilligan, alongside host Joel Dommett.

Series 1 featured celebrities and singers including Jason Manford, Denise Van Outen, Katherine Jenkins, CeeLo Green, Jake Shears and winner Nicola Roberts.

As each episode passes, we'll look at the theories and clues behind each mask, including Alien:

  1. The Masked Singer series 2: Alien clues

    The Masked Singer UK: Who is Alien?
    The Masked Singer UK: Who is Alien? Picture: ITV

    Alien Performs: 'Don't Start Now' by Dua Lipa | Season 2 Ep.1 | The Masked Singer UK

    In episode 1, Alien revealed:

    - A wedding dress in her VT.

    - The VT took place in a crime scene.

    - “I have never been invaded but I have been part of a battle.”

  2. The Masked Singer series 2: Alien is revealed!

    Alien is SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR! | Season 2 EP. 1 Reveal | The Masked Singer UK

    Sadly for Alien, her identity was revealed at the end of episode 1, after she came bottom in the voting.

    She was revealed to be none other than... Sophie Ellis-Bextor!

    Read more: Sophie Ellis-Bextor facts: Age, height, husband, children and songs revealed

    Her 'battle' reference wasn't actually about her famous chart battle with Victoria Beckham back in 2000, but actually about her cameo appearance in Game of Thrones.

    She also wore a wedding dress in her 'Get Over You' music video, and the crime scene referred to her song 'Murder on the Dancefloor'.

The Masked Singer UK series 2 contestants for 2021:

- Alien - unmasked as Sophie Ellis-Bextor in week 1

- Seahorse - unmasked as Mel B in week 2

- Swan - unmasked as Martine McCutcheon in week 3

- Grandfather Clock - unmasked as Glenn Hoddle in week 4

- Bush Baby - unmasked as John Thomson in week 5

- Viking - unmasked as Morten Harket in week 6

- Blob - unmasked as Lenny Henry in week 6

- Dragon - unmasked as Sue Perkins in week 7

- Harlequin - unmasked as Gabrielle in week 7

- Robin

- Sausage

- Badger