GABRIELLE was unveiled as the Harlequin on The Masked Singer as she wowed fans and the judges alike with her stunning vocals.
The British singing legend has entertained millions with her voice since the 90s and made a stunning comeback in the ITV show.
Gabrielle returned to her roots with a classic album, her first in 11 yearsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Who is Gabrielle and how old is she?
Louise Gabrielle Bobb, better known as just Gabrielle, was born July 19, 1969, in Hackney, London.
The 51-year-old has earned 10 UK Top 10s, including two hits that became number ones.
She has also won two Brit Awards, her first for British Breakthrough Act in 1994 before she scooped Best Female Solo Artist in 1997.
Gabrielle has one son, Jordan, with Tony Antoniou, who was convicted of killing his stepfather Walter McCarthy in 1995, with a samurai sword.
The pop, R&B and soul singer also had a daughter – Patricia – in 2003.
The music release also marks 25 years since the soul legend’s debut single, DreamsCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
What are the Dreams singer’s hit songs?
In 1993, Gabrielle’s debut single Dreams broke the record for the highest chart debut by a female artist on its way to Number One.
Since then the soul legend has racked up plenty of hit songs, including one for the soundtrack of Bridget Jones’s Diary. Her hit songs are:
- Dreams (1993)
- Going Nowhere (1993)
- Give Me A Little More Time (1996)
- If You Ever w/ East 17 (1996)
- Walk On By (1997)
- Sunshine (1999)
- Rise (2000)
- When A Woman (2000)
- Out Of Reach (2001)
- Don’t Need The Sun To Shine (2001)
The singer suffers from a condition called Ptosis, which causes the eyelid to either droop or fallCredit: PA:Press Association
Why did she wear an eye patch?
Gabrielle is as famous for her sleek look as her hit songs and a part of her image has become synonymous with covering her eye.
The singer suffers from Ptosis, a condition where the eyelid may droop or fall.
The eyeball itself is not affected, however, the condition may cause minor visual impairment.
At one time, she wore an eye patch, admitting her decision to cover it was down to confidence issues rather than health.
She recently discussed the issue on Loose Women saying: “I choose to cover my lazy eye because I don’t want it to be seen. It’s my comfort blanket and it makes me happy.”
She added that wearing an eyepatch again is something she will consider when going on tour.
“Just because, for all these years, nearly quarter of a century, people have associated me with the eyepatch, I think it would be quite a fun thing to do!” she shared.
But now she has chosen to style her hair to cover her right eye.