Who is Bigfoot on The Masked Singer? All the clues and hints so far

The Masked Singer, ITV’s totally bizarre competition series, is in its final stage.

Joel Dommett is hosting, with judges Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan doing their best detective work to guess who the three remaining celebrities are hiding behind the weird and wonderful outfits.

This year’s hidden stars are hoping to join the previous Masked Singer UK winners, which include Nicola Roberts, Joss Stone, Natalie Imbruglia and Charlie Simpson.

One of the hopefuls is in disguise as Bigfoot – here’s what we know about them so far…

In an ITV press pack released ahead of the series, Bigfoot said: “Bigfoot just wants to have a good time and for the audience to have a good time!”

In week one of the singing show, a pre-recorded segment showed Bigfoot bumping and bashing into things, suggesting that they could be clumsy. The judges also noted that Bigfoot’s bandage and crutch could be another clue.

In one moment, Bigfoot says: “I hope I didn’t scare you and I hope I didn’t put my big foot in it,” so Gilligan guessed that it could be someone outspoken or known for their controversial views.

In another clip, Bigfoot is surrounded by nature such as hills, a stream and fields and mentions “Friends”, which made many judges think of the American sitcom Friends. He walked past four boulders with wigs on.

Bigfoot (ITV)
Bigfoot (ITV)

McCall guessed it could be Huw Lawrie because he once made a guest appearance on the series.

In another clue, Bigfoot said: “You may think my talent is quite preposterous but my strength was once linked to a sporting rhinoceros.”

He said it was “great being out in nature” and wanted to “marvel at those views”.

I’ve got a whole cast of friends out here,” he said. “Hello birds. Hello rocks. Hello stream. I just love it here.”

During his second outing, which aired on Saturday (13 January), Bigfoot performed “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra against a bubblgegum pink backdrop. He was joined by a stable of furry friends including a dog, a hedgehog, and a teddy bear with a headwound.

Bigfoot dropped plenty of hints in his video package, which saw the fuzzy character reference Hogwarts, cowboy boots, lego cups, and Amazon packages.

“You’ve got to snatch opportunities when they come to you,” he said. “I feel really loved. Hogwarts and all.”

He added: “Now I’m ready to take it to the Maximus. It doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect if everybody is having fun.”

Olly Murs, who was judging in Rita Ora’s absence, believed that it was a sportsperson, ultimately deciding to guess Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman.

Oweing to the Harry Potter reference, Mo Gilligan guessed that Bigfoot actor could be Ron Weasley star Rupert Grint, with Davina McCall throwing her hat in for Vinnie Jones who is a known Tottenham (Spurs) fan.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Ross surprised his fellow judges by guessing Tom Jones. Ross explained his decision because Bigfoot said “act your age not your shoe size”, which is a lyric in the song “Kiss” by Prince and The Revolution, which Jones covered in 1988 together with synthpop group the Art of Noise.

On an episode of ITV’s Lorraine on 10 February, a big clue was dropped about the identity of Bigfoot. In a pre-recorded clip, Bigfoot said: “Big hugs, it’s me, Bigfoot! Want to know who is under this mask, well here’s an exclusive clue to help you... I’m not the leader of the pack when it comes to numbers!”

Following that clue, one fan guessed: “Bigfoot is Alex Brooker. It sounds like him, but all the clues point to him. He’s played for Leeds Rhinos, but the clue about there being no spurs on the cowboy boot help clinch it (he’s an Arsenal fan).”

Last year, Charlie Simpson was crowned as the winner of The Masked Singer UK.

The Busted star, who performed secretly as Rhino throughout the competition, rose to fame with the boyband behind the hits “Year 3000” and “Crashed The Wedding”.

In the finale, he beat Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson, who was disguised as Phoenix.

The Masked Singer final airs on ITV at 7.20pm.