Snooker champion Stephen Hendry leaves The Masked Singer

Stephen Hendry has left the ITV show credit:Bang Showbiz
Stephen Hendry has left the ITV show credit:Bang Showbiz

Snooker champion Stephen Hendry has been unmasked as Rubbish on 'The Masked Singer'.

The 54-year-old sports star has become the latest celebrity to leave the ITV show, after he found himself in the bottom two alongside Jacket Potato.

The show's judging panel - which includes Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall - ultimately opted to save Jacket Potato, meaning Stephen was sent home from the competition.

Asked why he wanted to appear on 'The Masked Singer', Stephen said: "I love the show and it's way out of my comfort zone so I thought why not give it a go!"

The sportsman actually thought that he'd be easy to identify for the judges, as he was such an unlikely participant.

He said: "I thought it was so obvious because it was me."

Stephen also explained why he opted to wear the Rubbish costume.

He said: "Do you know why? Because I thought, I'm not gonna be able to dance very much in this..."

Jacket Potato, on the other hand, managed to impress the judges with their rendition of 'Hallelujah'.

Following Jacket Potato's performance, Rita said: "Wow, wow, wow, that was unbelievable - I've never heard it sung in that way."

Joel Dommett, the show's host, then quipped: "Well, I think it would be weird if you had heard it in that way, with a jacket potato singing it."

Rita, 32, then replied with a joke of her own.

She said: "Come on, don't butter me up the wrong way, Joel."

Meanwhile, Stephen's exit means that Jacket Potato, Pigeon, Rhino and Fawn will all progress to the next round of the ITV show.