The Masked Singer fans convinced they’ve identified Panda after giveaway One Direction clue

Contestant is one of several still remaining on the hit ITV singing competition

Louis Chilton
Sunday 23 January 2022 14:32
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Fans of The Masked Singer UK are convinced they’ve sussed out the identity of one of this year’s contestants, Panda.

The hit ITV series follows a roster of celebrities who compete in a weekly singing competition while wearing elaborate costumes which conceal their identities.

Panda is one of the contestants to compete on the 2022 series, alongside Mushroom, Doughnuts, Traffic Cone, Rockhopper, Firework, and Robobunny.

While there are many different possibilities for the true identity of Panda, one theory in particular has gained traction after this week’s episode (22 January).

Viewers pointed to the contestant’s choice of song – “Story of my Life” by One Direction – and the mention of the words “one direction” in Panda’s spoken video, as evidence that the celebrity behind the mask is in fact Natalie Imbruglia.

Imbruglia was a judge on The X-Factor in the year when One Direction first rose to prominence – leaving many viewers convinced that the 1D clues are a smoking gun linking Panda to Imbruglia.

You can find a breakdown of all the theories for the identities of the remaining contestants here.

Last night’s episode saw Poodle unmasked to reveal Keane singer Tom Chaplin.

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