'The Masked Singer' 2022: All the best series 3 guesses so far

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Who do you think the masked singers are? (Bandicoot TV)

The Masked Singer is back for series three, and as we all know, the best part of the show is guessing who's behind the mask.

A new cast of outlandish characters has been introduced with costumes bigger and better than ever before - but which celebrities do you think are hiding behind them?

Read more: The Masked Singer season 3 characters unveiled

We round up the best guesses from judges and viewers for each performer so far.

Who's that behind the mask?

Chandelier - UNMASKED - Heather Small

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Chandelier was Heather Small. (Bandicoot TV)

First out of the contest, Chandelier was unmasked as M People frontwoman Heather Small.

She said: "The challenge was to disguise my voice so the panel couldn’t get to guess who I was. I wanted it to be a real surprise and I think I achieved that. I live with my son and mother and they had no clue."

Snow Leopard - UNMASKED - Gloria Hunniford

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Jonathan Ross guessed Gloria Hunniford. (Bandicoot TV)

Voted out in the second episode was Snow Leopard, who turned out to be veteran broadcaster Gloria Hunniford.

She said: "We were trying to put the judges off the trail quite a lot with the clues. Jonathan Ross of course, I've met so I wasn’t surprised that he got it quite quickly."

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Lionfish - UNMASKED - Will Young

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Will Young was Lionfish. (Bandicoot TV)

The third celebrity to be unmasked was former Pop Idol winner Will Young.

He said: "Hiding was so easy and made it so enjoyable. I was nervous when I had to take the mask off! It was very interesting to experience."

Bagpipes - UNMASKED - Pat Cash

Pat Cash was Bagpipes. (Bandicoot TV)
Pat Cash was Bagpipes. (Bandicoot TV)

When fourth celebrity Pat Cash was unmasked, he said: "The panel guessed tennis player straight away. Then it was just a matter of which one."

However, it proved a little tricky for Jonathan Ross, who had been absolutely convinced that Bagpipes was John McEnroe and couldn't believe that Davina McCall's guess was right.

Poodle - UNMASKED - Tom Chaplin

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Tom Chaplin explained being a poodle meant a lot to him. (Bandicoot TV)

Keane singer Tom Chaplin shocked the judges when he was unmasked as Poodle in show five.

He was in the bottom two with Robobunny, a surprise result as they were two of the strongest singers.

Chaplin said: "One of the prerequisites of doing the show was that I had to be a poodle. My wife had a poodle who lived to 17 and was an integral part of our lives, so it seemed like the perfect choice."

Firework - UNMASKED - Jaime Winstone

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Jaime Winstone surprised the panel. (Bandicoot TV)

As a close friend of Rita Ora, actor Jaime Winstone couldn't believe her pal didn't recognise her.

She said: "The clues were extremely hard and I struggled to get my own clues. I love how they really throw the judges off. At one point they thought I was Leona Lewis which I found hilarious and was giggling away in my Firework head."

Doughnuts - UNMASKED - Michael Owen

Doughnuts was Michael Owen. (Bandicoot TV)
Doughnuts was Michael Owen. (Bandicoot TV)

Pretty much everyone had worked out that Michael Owen was Doughnuts by the time he was chosen for the double unmasking.

Former footballer Owen said: "After the first show, my phone was red hot with people I know asking if I was Doughnuts so it was hard to reply but still keep my involvement in the show a secret."

Traffic Cone - UNMASKED - Aled Jones

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Aled Jones was Traffic Cone. (Bandicoot TV)

Aled Jones worked hard to throw people off the scent by disguising his voice and opting for the sort of music he wouldn't usually sing.

He said of being dressed as a traffic cone: "I felt strangely more confident, it was just hard moving and singing in the costume."

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Rockhopper - UNMASKED - Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams was Rockhopper. (Bandicoot TV)

The semi-final double unmasking revealed that Rockhopper was Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams, a big surprise to the panel.

Williams said: "My first performance isn’t my favourite. I was still trying to figure out how to disguise the tone of my voice since it’s so recognisable to true Destiny’s Child fans. At the same time, being hidden boosted my confidence by about 1,000 percent."

Finalists

Panda - WINNER - Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia won as Panda. (Bandicoot TV)
Natalie Imbruglia won as Panda. (Bandicoot TV)

The former Neighbours star and popstar surprised the panel when she removed her mask, saying: "I've loved it, I made friends with a Traffic Cone, a Mushroom..."

Mushroom - RUNNER-UP - Charlotte Church

Mushroom was unmasked as Charlotte Church. (Bandicoot TV)
Mushroom was unmasked as Charlotte Church. (Bandicoot TV)

Many viewers and most of the panel had already guessed that Mushroom was Charlotte Church by the time she was unmasked, but she admitted: "I've even had to lie to my mum."

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Robobunny - THIRD PLACE - Mark Feehily

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Mark Feehily came third. (Bandicoot TV)

Lots of fans had worked out Robobunny's identity early on, but after being unmasked he said: "Being hidden inside the costume gave me a chance to forget about what I look like for the first time in my career - I have always struggled with self-esteem and self-image and thankfully more recently have stopped caring as much. But it was a huge relief to be able to cast off all the rules and just let my voice fly in a different direction and mostly have fun."

Watch: The Masked Singer UK season 3 trailer