The Masked Singer: Mushroom's identity rumbled as former Countdown star?

Last night, the UK’s wackiest guessing game The Masked Singer returned to ITV with eight remaining celebrities. Taking to the stage were Poodle, Robobunny, Firework, Panda, Rockhopper, Mushroom, Doughnuts, and Traffic Cone. As ever, judges Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall gave a shot at their best guesses, meanwhile, the earthy-looking Funghi character remains a mystery to viewers. After Mushroom’s soulful rendition of the Gnarls Barkley hit Crazy, Davina believed she had rumbled their identity after spotting three major hidden clues. 

The former Big Brother host explained: “She is a TV presenter, previously we’ve talked about her fantastic brain. 

“There’s been mention of numbers and educating people and she is crazy, I know that. 

“I am thinking of Carol Vorderman,” Davina concluded.

So far, guesses for the earthy-loving character have included Loose Women host Jane McDonald, Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire, Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure and Irish comedian Aisling Bea.

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Host Carol Vorderman is perhaps better known by viewers as the numerical genius on the Channel 4 game show Countdown.

The Pride of Britain star appeared as a number cruncher on the popular TV programme for 26 years before she was replaced by Rachel Riley back in 2012.

Before making her break into show business at the age of 17. The TV presenter was the youngest woman to study engineering at Cambridge at that time, which could explain Mushroom’s reference to numbers and knowledge.

The elusive moss-like character has wowed audiences with their knock-out performances week-on-week, opening the show in week one with Björk’s classic Oh So Quiet.

For movie-themed week, they sang There Are Worse Things I Could Do from Grease before giving away a few more clues.

In their VT, Mushroom revealed they took “many forms” besides wanting to “bring peace and love” and likes to “start new things and try new lives”.

The character playfully mimicked a mixture of accents, including Irish and Yorkshire, confusing viewers.

ITV fans have been predicting for weeks who the mysterious Mushroom is and have created a buzz on social media to share their thoughts on the identity of the hidden celebrity.

On Twitter, @janinemalIoy said: “Michaela Strachan tweeted out asking who’s watching The Masked Singer and I am 90% sure she is Mushroom.”

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