The Masked Singer’s Dragon fan theories and celebrity identity clues explored

The Masked Singer UK series two kicked off in spectacular fashion on Saturday night.

Six out of the 12 characters all took to the stage for the first time to perform for viewers at home, a studio audience and, of course, celebrity detectives Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, and Mo Gilligan.

Alien was the first wacky character to be unmasked and it was pop sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor inside the extravagant costume.

However, one character, in particular, left the panel and viewers scratching their heads after their stunning performance.

A big, green Dragon made their debut on the first show of the series – but who is behind the mask?

Performance

Dragon performed a rendition of Randy Newman's You've Got A Friend In Me from the Disney movie Toy Story.

At the end of their stint on stage, the cheeky character pretended to break wind, which could be a clue that the celebrity could be a famous comedian?

After an epic head-to-head battle with Swan, Dragon won the most votes from the studio audience and therefore went straight through to the next stage of the competition.

There were plenty of clues on offer hinting at Dragon's true identity but both fans and the judging panel couldn't get their heads around who it could be.

Clues

Before the series started a clue was given about each of the 12 characters taking part in the new series.

The cryptic message for Dragon given by ITV read: "Is a cutie but, when they open their mouth to sing, can they bring the fire?"

In their opening VT on Saturday night, Dragon said they "just want to be loved," and the rainbow belly left fans thinking the celebrity could be a member of the LGBTQ+ community or a well-known supporter.

They also explained that they "may be cute but sometimes have a fiery temper".

The introduction clip also showed the cuddly character knocking over a dolls' house, finding bundles of cash, and walking near a castle.

Dragon said they had "two left feet" and wanted to "conduct" themselves better, though they also mentioned they "weren't usually seen as a big character".

Panels' guesses

Dragon's performance left celebrity detectives Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Rita Ora, and Mo Gilligan in a spin.

If the clues weren't confusing enough, the panel was completely split.

Big Brother host Davina was also convinced that there was a woman inside the Dragon suit, while her co-stars are certain it was a male celebrity playing the character.

"I don't care who you are because you are actually so cute," Rita gushed.

"I think you are a beautiful LGBT man because of your rainbow tummy."

After some serious deliberation, each of the four panelists each gave a predication.

Rita guessed American star Jesse Taylor Ferguson, Mo said Homes Under The Hammer star Dion Dublin, Jonathan predicted Grand Design star Kevin McCloud was Dragon and Davina guessed Sandi Tokswvig.

Fans' guesses

Viewers at home have speculated a RuPaul's Drag Race star could be behind Dragon's mask.

From Michelle Visage and Courtney Act to Baga Chips and Davina de Campo, fans are convinced Dragon's rainbow belly is a nod to one of the queens from the popular television show.

However, others had some rather different theories with former Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig, television presenters Sue Perkins, Aled Jones, and Steps band member Ian 'H' Watkins all linked to Dragon.

American stand-up comedian Rosie O'Donnell's name has also been mentioned as a potential candidate in the Dragon costume.

Taking to Twitter, one fan predicted: "Dragon is Courtney Act."

Another guessed: "So just watched an episode of The Masked Singer and I think Dragon is Michelle Visage"

While a third person wrote: "Aled Jones is the dragon. I’ve convinced myself."

A fourth said: "Rainbow front, LBGT links and Welsh links with dragon and castle… It's H from steps for sure."

Fans will have to stay tuned to see who is behind the Dragon mask.

The Masked Singer UK continues airs on Saturday nights on ITV at 7pm

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