Who is Beetroot on The Masked Dancer? Latest clues, fan theories and rumours
THE new Masked Singer spin-off is set to air on ITV with a new host of celebrities hoping to dance their way to victory.
Twelve new celebrities – including Beetroot – will be dressed up in zany costumes, dancing for a chance to win The Masked Dancer.
Follow our The Masked Dancer live blog for all the latest action from the new ITV show
Who is the Beetroot on The Masked Dancer?
Hoping to Beet all their rivals to the top spot and become the winner of The Masked Dancer is Beetroot.
The secret celebrity contestant disguised as the humble root veggie is hoping they won't be left red in the face as they attempt to wow the judges with their dance moves.
Fans on social media have been rooting for the costumed competitor's success since the announcement of the shows wacky line up.
What are the fan theories?
Many fans think they know who Beetroot is already.
In their first clue package, Beetroot said: "Hey, sugar, I'm beetroot.
"I'm just a fun town girl from way up north.
"Growing up far away from the plant worlds of stardom inspired me to find out who I am today.
"Look around, I'm very happy with my plot, it don't impress me much. I'm a glass half full of girl, I take pleasure from the small things.
"It's early closing time out here in the country, no no more hints for you. I'll let you decide if this is all hearsay or not."
Fans guessed it was Suzanne Shaw.
One tweeted: "The Hearsay thing is making me think it’s Suzanne Shaw #MaskedDancer."
While another said: "Beetroot Suzanne Shaw? #MaskedDancer."
A third wrote: "Or Kim Marsh or Suzanne Shaw #MaskedDancer."
After a post introducing newcomer Beetroot was made on The Masked Dancer UK's official Instagram page (@maskedsingeruk), fans have started to speculate who the dancing veggie might be.
Leaving their suggestions in the comments section of the Instagram post, many believe that Beetroot may be a very familiar face.
"This could be Rita (Ora)", one fan wrote.
The singer was previously a judge on The Masked Dancer's sister show and fans believe she may be making a return to the show as a contestant.
Another fan speculated: "I'm already thinking Beetroot is Dianne Buswell".
The Australian redhead is best known for her appearances as a professional dancer on BBC's Strictly come Dancing and fans of the show suspect the choice of a beet as a costume may be a nod to Buswell's flaming locks.
When is The Masked Dancer on TV and how can I watch it?
The Masked Dancer launched on May 29, 2021 at 7pm on ITV.
The third instalment airs at the 7.30pm tonight, May 31.
Airing over seven episodes, each show will be 90 minutes long.
Viewers will be able to catch up on any missed action on the ITVHub.
The judges are confirmed to be Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan.
Joel Dommett will be the show's host.
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