Tom Chaplin exposed as Poodle on The Masked Singer

Tom Chaplin has been unmasked credit:Bang Showbiz
Tom Chaplin has been unmasked credit:Bang Showbiz

Tom Chaplin has been unmasked as Poodle on 'The Masked Singer'.

The 42-year-old star - who is the lead singer of Keane - has become the latest celebrity to be unmasked on the ITV series.

Tom - who performed a cover of Natasha Bedingfield’s 'Unwritten' - 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."

Tom also mocked the efforts of the judging panel, which includes Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross.

The musician described their guesses as "hopeless".

He said: "Amongst the guesses were Snoop Dogg, Grayson Perry and a vague suggestion that I simply must be a drag queen!

"I was kind of flattered that they eventually got stuck on Mika, who’s a great singer and performer. I have to admit to being surprised that Jonathan didn’t have an inkling it was me, especially given that I must have been on his TV show several times over the years."

Last week, tennis legend Pat Cash was unmasked as Bagpipes on the ITV series.

And following his exit from the show, Pat explained what motivated him to take to the stage.

He said: "I’ve always been a frustrated rock star and fancied doing the 'Masked Singer' from the first day I saw it.

"I just thought it would be so much fun to rock out, although I prefer to hide behind a guitar instead of a sweaty mask. It was a great experience overall.

"As luck would have it, my schedule cleared. I’m a big believer in letting your higher power take over and I suppose it meant I was able to take part in the show."