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

22 January 2021, 13:39

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

  1. The Masked Singer series 2: Harlequin clues

    The Masked Singer series 2: Harlequin clues
    The Masked Singer series 2: Harlequin clues. Picture: ITV

    So far, Harlequin has revealed:

    - They are "a bit of a clown" and "a joker"

    - Held up a newspaper with 'Breaking News' on the cover

    - Hinted at being shy

    - Once played a meal lead in a musical

    - “You’ve got to be quick to catch this Harlequin.”

    - They are “fascinated by stories and loves to read” – “She especially liked to be scared and enjoyed tales of horror and gore.”

    - She “also liked to tell stories of her own”, with her words spreading around the world. “Her stories became legend, and even joined another famous story.”

  2. The Masked Singer series 2: Harlequin guesses and theories

    So far, guesses for Harlequin include:

    - Gabrielle

    - Denise Lewis

    - Tameka Empson

    - Sheridan Smith

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

- Robin

- Sausage

- Badger

- Dragon

- Viking

- Bush Baby

- Blob

- Harlequin