The Masked Dancer UK: Beagle unmasked as Christopher Dean is eliminated

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The Masked Dancer UK has unmasked Beagle as ice skating legend Christopher Dean as he became the fifth celebrity to leave the competition.

The Dancing On Ice star and Olympian completely fooled the panel, with none of them having guessed him.

Christopher said that he had joined the show in the hopes of taking on a new challenge at age 62 – but was pretty happy to be going home as his knees couldn’t take much more.

‘The whole experience of wearing a disguise all the time was surreal,’ he admitted.

Christopher added: ‘The panel were great but they were way off the mark.’

Fans were glued to their screens for the double elimination, which saw Christopher unmasked right before Llama, who turned out to be none other than radio DJ Zoe Ball.

It was the first time all eight of the stars had performed, with Davina McCall, Oti Mabuse, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan desperate to find out who was behind the mask.

Giving them a helping hand was guest judge David Walliams as the panel oversaw the first double elimination.

What were the clues?

  • Someone who loves a competition
  • First pair of boots
  • Book of trees/ family trees
  • Alluded to flying planes
  • ‘New rules are in’
  • ‘Could we bring it home?’
  • T&D initials – which referred to Torvill and Dean

Previously pro dancer and Diversity star Jordan Banjo, singer and media personality Louise Redknapp, and Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were unmasked, along with skiing legend Eddie The Eagle.

The dancers still left are Zip, Scarecrow, Carwash, Frog, Squirrel and Knickerbocker Glory with another double elimination in store.

The Masked Dancer is based on the wildly popular format of The Masked Singer, which has seen stars including Sophie Ellis Bextor, Mel B, and Nicola Roberts compete.

A UK adaptation of The Masked Dancer was commissioned due in part to the success of the original American version, which began airing its first season on Fox last December.

The Masked Dancer on ITV & the ITV Hub continues at 7.30pm on Thursday June 4.

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