Could Charlie Simpson be hiding behind the Rhino mask? (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)
According to The Masked Singer UK fans, the ITV show has gone to the year 3000, with many suspecting Charlie Simpson from Busted is behind Rhino.
This week, Fawn, Jacket Potato, Piece of Cake, Pigeon, Rhino and Rubbish took the stage, trying to steer judges Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Davina McCall away from correctly guessing their identities.
Following performances including Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vega by Jacket Potato and Beauty And The Beast from Fawn, Rhino, who sported a red cowboy outfit, belted out Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars.
The judges were stunned as Rhino performed a ‘heart-wrenchingly gorgeous’ version of the song, which Jonathan said was better than the original – before guessing it was British singer James Blunt.
Davina guessed it was comedian and social commentator Russell Brand, while the Hot Right Now singer thought it was former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff and Mo suggested it was TV presenter Rylan Clark.
Rhino performed Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars (Picture: ITV)
However, fans on Twitter speculated it could be Charlie, 37, owing to some rather telling clues that could refer to his former band, Busted.
Among them was that the clues piece was shot outside a sheriff’s building, with many references to crime, with viewers inferred could be a nod towards ‘Busted.’
Another eagle-eyed fan wrote: ‘Rhino is Charlie Simpson from Busted – the population of the town was 158697 – which is a mixed up version of his D.O.B – 7/6/1985! #MaskedSingerUk.’
Concurring, a Twitter user added: ‘Rhino is Charlie Simpson! Knew I recognised his voice from somewhere! Three down arrows, three members of Busted, police car – busted! And his voice is just amazing! #MaskedSinger #MaskedSingerUK.’
Rhino was voted in by the audience to stay another week, but the second star eliminated was Lulu, wo was unmasked as Piece of Cake.
he judges had previously guessed the Scottish singer was Kylie Minogue, DJ Annie Macmanus and Icelandic singer Bjork.
Charlie soared to fame in 00s boyband Busted (Picure: Getty Images)
After being unmasked, she began singing her 1964 hit Shout – which had been one of the big clues.
She said: ‘I’m slightly in shock. I’m in and now I’m off. It’s adorable, I love watching the show, my grandchildren love the show, they love it – I love it and that’s why I’m here.’
Her exit came after the judge chose to save Rubbish and Jacket Potato, who were in the bottom three with Piece Of Cake.
The Masked Singer UK continues on Saturday on 9pm on ITV.
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Others believed they could be Rhino.