Pop star Lulu exits The Masked Singer

Pop star Lulu has been unmasked credit:Bang Showbiz
Pop star Lulu has been unmasked credit:Bang Showbiz

Lulu has been unmasked on 'The Masked Singer'.

The 74-year-old pop star has made an early exit from the ITV show after she was unmasked as Piece of Cake.

Asked why she decided to compete on the programme, Lulu explained: "My grandchildren love this show, they love it! I love it too and that's why I'm here. Because it's such a fun show."

Lulu - who performed 'Shiver' by Ed Sheeran - found herself in the bottom three on the show, alongside Jacket Potato and Rubbish.

But the judging panel - which included Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Rita Ora - ultimately decided to send her home.

After being unmasked, Rita told Lulu: "I love you!"

The pop star explained that her 'Masked Singer' experience had been a real whirlwind, even though she relished the challenge.

The 'Boom Bang-a-Bang' hitmaker - who has also starred in numerous films during her career - said: "I'm slightly in shock. I'm here and now I'm off!"

Lulu also revealed the meaning behind her cake costume, explaining that she wore it because she's "sweet".

Asked why she wore the eye-catching outfit, Lulu replied: "Because I'm so terribly sweet - but only occasionally!"

The judging panel failed to guess her identity, with Mo thinking that it was Icelandic singer Bjork who was behind the costume.

Elsewhere, Davina guessed it was DJ and presenter Annie Mac, while Jonathan thought it was comedy star Ruby Wax. Rita, on the other hand, admitted that she had "no idea" who was inside the costume.