Vernon Kay was crowned first place on The Masked Singer’s variety show IAC (IAC) special after being revealed as Koala.
he has been on two ITV shows to mark IAC’s return to Australia after two years in Wales due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic.
The TV presenter, 48, won the title after putting on two live performances and beating three other former IAC campmates.
Wearing a pink miniskirt and supported by a group of dancers dressed as golden stars, Kay sang Take That’s first song, Could It Be Magic by Take That.
During his second performance, he performed a powerful Elvis Presley version of If I Can Dream.
None of the judges correctly guessed it was Kay, Mo Gilligan suggested it could be TV presenter Nick Knowles and Rita Ora guessed it could be TV personality Jake Quickenden.
Kay’s performance beat singer Sinitta who came in second after being called Kangaroo.
For her first song, she performed Zara Larsson’s Lush Life wearing a shiny blue coat with gold chain and sunglasses.
In her second performance to try and win the crown, she sang Just Got Paid by Ella Eyre, Meghan Trainor and Sigala upbeat.
Ora was the only one who had previously guessed it could be Sinitta but she didn’t pin it as her final answer.
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Earlier in the episode, Cockroach was revealed to be the tenor Russell Watson.
Davina McCall correctly guessed it was the singer because she assumed his gladiator-themed outfit was a reference to his battle with a brain tumor.
For his performance, the singer introduced Michael Bolton’s Go The Distance from the Disney film Hercules, with Gilligan describing the performance as “spectacular”.
Alison Hammond was also revealed to be Witchetty Grub after she removed the IAC’s recognizable bubble helmet as part of her outfit.
The TV presenter sang a vibrant version of M People’s classic Moving On Up while on stage.
None of the judges guessed Hammond was behind the mask, with Jonathan Ross feeling it could be Katie Price and Ora guessing it was Carol Vorderman.
McCall chose Lisa Snowdon, while Gilligan suggested it could be Gemma Collins.
The special opened with four former campmates performing Men At Work’s Down Under together.
Regular host Joel Dommett, who appeared on IAC in 2016, is back to present the show.
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