Chairman Gareth Malone was revealed as Cactus in The Masked Dancer as he became the fourth star to be eliminated from the competition.
aturday’s show sees the composer land in the last two and face a “dance” with Pearly King after all the characters have done their jobs.
Panellists Jonathan Ross, Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall and Peter Crouch guess it could have been by McFly’s Danny Jones, actor Mickey Rourke or host Paddy McGuinness before Malone was revealed.
After leaving the country, Malone admitted he had never danced before outside of a kitchen or in a nightclub as a child.
“I’ve always really enjoyed it and always felt like it was something I should, should try, and I think this is a really fun way to do it,” he says.
“I really enjoyed the show and I thought it would be a surprise to be able to do this.
“A lot of people have actually tweeted before about whether it was me in one of the costumes or The Masked Singer but never on The Masked Dancer.”
The host said that despite his background in music, he thought being on The Masked Dancer would be “more fun, silly, and fun” than being on The Masked Singer.
“I really liked the energy of the performance, the costumes were so vibrant, it was funny to see someone dance,” he added.
Malone has performed on many major stages throughout her career, including at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert and at a private audience for the late king.
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Reflecting on performing in disguise, the host said it was “really fun”, adding: “I love masks and I did a degree in drama and I’ve done mask work before here and I love it because it’s not just about being anonymous but not being you and I think that’s really fun.
“It’s so free and fun, you can do anything, do any movement, I’m not afraid to move my body in a certain way because it’s not really me it’s Cactus .”
The dance competition sees 12 celebrity contestants perform procedures throughout the competition while disguised in extravagant and outrageous outfits while a star panel tries to guess their identities.
The Masked Dancer continues on Saturdays at 18:30 on ITV and ITV Hub.
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