THE famous face behind the Harlequin has been revealed after sparking mass debate among fans of The Masked Singer.
Viewers of the hit ITV show had suggested a range of celebs that could be behind the colourful mask – but all but one of the judges guessed correctly in the end.
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The identity of the Harlequin has been the subject of intense debate among The Masked Singer viewersCredit: ITV
Who is the Harlequin on The Masked Singer UK?
The Harlequin was finally unmasked on The Masked Singer in the semi-final of the competition.
And like many fans, four judges correctly guessed on the night the celebrity underneath as British singing legend Gabrielle unveiled herself.
The clues had been piling up with one fan on Twitter previously suggesting the London star when Harlequin sang Fast Car – which is used as a sample in one of Gabrielle’s songs Dreams.
She said: “So Dreams by Gabrielle originally featured a sample of Fast Car by Tracy Chapman (the song Harlequin just sang). Case closed.”
British singer Gabrielle was unveiled as HarlequinCredit: Getty – Contributor
One eagle-eyed viewer noticed another clue which pointed to Gabrielle.
In one of Harlequin’s performances there was a piano player in the background who was wearing a mask that only covered the left eye.
And Gabrielle is known for covering her left eye in public, with with an eye patch or her hair.
A further clue saw Harlequin drop her fan and struggle to pick it up because it was Out Of Reach – another of Gabrielle’s hits.
Gabrielle later explained why she went on the show: “Because it was exactly that, a challenge! It was an opportunity to do something I never thought I would, I say no thank you to a lot of TV shows that just aren’t me but this was about singing and me pushing myself.
“This last year has been so crazy so why not making it even more crazy by singing night after night dressed as a Harlequin.”
Harlequin’s voice had moved fans and judges alike throughout the show
Other theories had included pop star Emile Sande, BBC presenter Fiona Bruce and Sheridan Smith.
On January 23, Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins claimed her daughter “worked out” she’s The Masked Singer’s Harlequin.
GMB viewers seemed adamant that Charlotte was behind the mask after the latest set of clues, including one about “telling stories”.
Another clue suggested the celebrity was also “up before the sun for work”, suggesting it could be a newsreader.
Charlotte Hawkins had been tipped to be the HarlequinCredit: BackGrid
And Loose Women anchor and ITV newsreader Charlene White had also been quizzed over whether she may be hiding behind the mask.
Although Charlene had insisted: “I’m really not!
“Do you know the number of people that asked me that over the weekend on Twitter?”
When was Harlequin revealed on The Masked Singer?
Gabrielle – as Harlequin – made it to the semi-finals, becoming the ninth celebrity to be voted off.
She was just moments away from reaching the grand finale, with Sausage, Badger and Robin all going through instead.
The hit ITV show semi-final airs on February 6 at 7pmCredit: Rex Features