MARTINE McCutcheon shared the adorable moment her son Rafferty discovered she was Swan on tonight’s Masked Singer.
The former EastEnders actress watched the ITV singing show at home with the five-year-old who had no idea she had taken part.
Martine McCutcheon watched The Masked Singer with son Rafferty
Likely filmed by her husband Jack McManus, Martine chanted “take it off” along with the judges as she held Rafferty in her living room.
When she was finally revealed as the regal bird, the shocked youngster stared at her in shock, exclaiming: “What? Mummy! Mummy!.”
“Mummy, oh my god. What.”
Despite being the third contestant to depart the show, Martine was far from disappointed.
In a heartfelt post, she wrote: “Thank you so much for having me! The most amazing project to be part of! Huge! Thank you to the whole team – what an brilliant bunch people to work with!
Martine was the regal Swan
“Ive never known an operation like it! ??? I didn’t get to sing a big ballad but I DID get to be a showgirl again and also surprise Rafferty by being on one of his favourite ever shows!
“Bless him he was so proud and not being able to breathe and getting backache from the huge heavy wired swan sculpture was all worth it! ? I can’t believe I managed to keep it a secret!”
Her celeb pals were full of compliments.
Louise Redknapp commented: “I recognised that voice from our school days ❤️ smashed it x.”
Samia Longchambon wrote: “You were so fab! We loved it.”
While Patsy Palmer posted: “That’s beautiful ?.”
The Love Actually star, 44, fooled pretty much everyone except judge Jonathan Ross who guessed correctly at the very last moment.
She fooled three of the four judges
Swan’s American accent during the clue segments had Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan convinced it was one of the Pussycat Dolls, while Rita Ora guessed it was Frozen star Idina Menzel.
After being unmasked, Martine said: “I just thought it would be so lovely to come up and have fun.”
Over her two episodes, Martine teased a royal connection as well as serving people in high places.
Of course the clues related to her time in EastEnders, particularly its Queen Vic pub, and her role in Love Actually as tea-lady Natalie, who served the prime minister, played by Hugh Grant.
Before performing a theatrical I Am What I Am, Swan said: “I served not one but two prime ministers… and had dealings with a president of the USA.”
She played tea lady Natalie in Love Actually
The president in question was Donald Trump, who she sat next to at Liza Minnelli’s wedding to David Guest.
Martine was one of seven bridesmaids at the star-studded ceremony which was also attended by Michael Jackson.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Omg martine mcutcheon was the Swan.”
A second posted: “The story of Martine at Liza’s wedding has become even more iconic with the revelation that she was sat next to Trump at it.”
Another shared: “I was so certain that the swan on the masked singer was Michelle visage.”
Mo Gilligan revealed that Swan would be leaving the show instead of Sausage.
The big-voiced banger said in her clue segment: “I’m overwhelmed because I’m just a regular old sausage.
“This sausage has put the panel in a pickle and I’m relishing every moment.
“I don’t mind speaking my mind and following my own path, but ultimately I love a bit of the simple life. I’m quite happy with a couple of beers and some potato snacks. I do love a bit of DIY.”
The hints had the judges going down different avenues, with Mo predicting it is Sheridan Smith, who found fame in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, while Davina McCall thought it might be Strictly winner Stacey Dooley.