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The masked singer: Sophie Ellis-Bextor is exposed as an alien


Sophie Ellis-Bextor became the first celebrity to be eliminated on Saturday's new series by The Masked Singer UK.

The 41-year-old singer was exposed as an alien after landing in the bottom three with Swan and Badger. The judges decided to expose alien.

The big reveal wasn't a shock to viewers, however, who had suspected during the show that Alien was likely Sophie based on her "distinctive" voice and "simple" clues.

Sent Home: Sophie Ellis-Bextor became the first celebrity to be eliminated in The Masked Singer UK's new series on Saturday

After her true identity was revealed, Sophie said, "You destroyed my mascot theme!" before adding, "Hopefully my kids will be quite surprised".

Davina McCall explained the judges' decision to expose alien: "It was immensely difficult for us to make a decision."

She announced that the first singer the judges saved was the badger before announcing that Swan would also pass.

After Sophie was exposed, host Joel Dommett referred to the crime scene reference in her VT, which was a reference to her song Murder On The Dancefloor.

Revealed: The singer was exposed as an alien after landing in the bottom three with Swan and Badger. The judges decided to expose alien

Sent Home: After her elimination, the mother of five took to social media, admitting that her disguise hadn't made fools of her kids after all

Sent Home: After her elimination, the mother of five took to social media, admitting that her disguise hadn't made fools of her kids after all

After her elimination, the mother of five took to social media, admitting that her disguise wasn't fooling her children after all. Her one year old son Mickey recognized her voice as soon as she started singing.

She wrote: & # 39; Yes, as most of you suspected, it was me and she in #themaskedsinger. Even my one year old pointed at the TV and shouted "Mom!" When I started singing in the alien suit!

"Anyway, a fun and trippy way to pass a few days and enjoy the rest of the show – no idea who anyone is!"

Sophie's identity came as no surprise to many viewers as they speculated on social media that she might be an alien during her performance.

Sophie said, "Anyway, a fun and trippy way to pass a few days and enjoy the rest of the show - no idea who anyone is!"

Sophie said, "Anyway, a fun and trippy way to pass a few days and enjoy the rest of the show – no idea who anyone is!"

Notes: After Sophie was exposed, host Joel Dommett referred to the crime scene reference in her VT, which was a reference to her song Murder On The Dancefloor

Notes: After Sophie was exposed, host Joel Dommett referred to the crime scene reference in her VT, which was a reference to her song Murder On The Dancefloor

Good guess: Sophie's identity came as no surprise to many viewers as they speculated on social media that she might be an alien during her performance

Good guess: Sophie's identity came as no surprise to many viewers as they speculated on social media that she might be an alien during her performance

Many viewers pointed out Sophie's unmistakable singing voice with a lettering: “I think I heard Alien Love play. The voice sounds a lot like Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The hints also fit all. & # 39;

Another said: “Given that Sophie Ellis-Bextor's voice is so distinctive, these simple hints could have made them a little more abstract. Literally called one of their albums! & # 39;

Another added: & # 39; Alien = Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Nice try to hide your voice. & # 39;

One fan wrote: & # 39; I think Alien is Sophie Ellis Bextor! # MaskedSingerUK # maskedsinger. The scene of the crime is murder on the dance floor. & # 39;

Another added, "I hadn't seen The Masked Singer until three minutes ago, but I'm pretty sure Alien Sophie Ellis is Bextor."

Before her performance, the preview video clip rolled and the mystery singer dropped a number of clues, including the comment: "All people look like tiny models".

Then the camera panned to a mannequin wearing a dress as the alien declared that it was her job in the world to "spread joy, love and glitter".

Some fans thought this was a reference to their disco tracks, including Take Me Home and Murder On The Dancefloor.

One viewer said: & # 39; 100 percent alien is #sophieellisbaxter. Your voice is too distinctive to obscure! #MaskedSinger. & # 39;

Another fan posted on Twitter: & # 39; Alien is Sophie Ellis Bextor! Murder on the dance floor too! & # 39;

General Consensus: One fan wrote: “I think Alien is Sophie Ellis Bexter! #MaskedSingerUK #maskedsinger. The crime scene is murder on the dance floor & # 39;

General Consensus: One fan wrote: “I think Alien is Sophie Ellis Bexter! #MaskedSingerUK #maskedsinger. The crime scene is murder on the dance floor & # 39;

The mystery singer stood on the podium of the futuristic set and hit the high notes on Dua Lipa's track Don & # 39; t Start Now.

After finishing her song, Jonathan said he noticed a crime scene in the preview video and thought it might be case actress Gillian Anderson.

Rita Ora noticed several model references and suggested that it could be author and model Sophie Dahl.

Comrade Mo Gilligan was picked up by a wedding dress reference on a mannequin in the clip, suspecting it might be Lily Allen who recently tied the knot with Stranger Things actor David Harbor.

Davina McCall, amusingly, thought it could be host Joel Dommett's partner, Hanna Cooper.

Wrong: Judges Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora, and Jonathan Ross all guessed wrong

Wrong: Judges Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora, and Jonathan Ross all guessed wrong

Surprise: Rita looked shocked when Sophie was revealed to be an alien

Surprise: Rita looked shocked when Sophie was revealed to be an alien