'The Masked Dancer' 2022: Who are Scissors, Sea Slug and Odd Socks? The best guesses so far

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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The Masked Dancer has a new cast of mystery celebrities. (ITV)

The Masked Dancer's second series is well underway, with episode five giving fans the first chance to see all of the remaining contestants perform in one show - as well as offering some intriguing new clues.

Odd Socks, Candlestick, Tomato Sauce, Pearly King, Onomatopoeia, Pillar and Post, Scissors and Sea Slug all took part in week five, giving it their best shot to fool the judges.

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing 2022's full celebrity line-up

Three celebrities were culled in week five - with Pillar injured, duo Pillar and Post had to be unmasked, followed by the judges choosing to send Tomato Sauce home.

The Masked Dancer stars. (ITV)
The Masked Dancer stars Joel Dommett, Peter Crouch, Davina McCall, Oti Mabuse and Jonathan Ross. (ITV)

Here are the best guesses for The Masked Dancer contestants so far, as well as the unmasked celebrities.

Who's that behind the mask? All the best guesses for The Masked Dancer 2022


Candlestick talked about holding court, "winning but losing", and asked "do you take lemon in your water or just ice?".

They also said: "I went via Tinseltown on my way to success."

In Candlestick's second video, the clue "Dundee" popped up.

  • Judge Rob Rinder

  • Marvin Humes

  • Olly Murs

  • Keith Lemon

  • Chris Hoy


Scissors said she had been described as a "funny girl" and "not the sharpest tool in the box", as well as talking about touring.

She also said: "These peepers are feline like they could use forty winks."

The dancer has teased links to Germany, The X Factor and sold-out shows.

  • Madonna

  • Heidi Range

  • Amanda Holden

  • Ashley Roberts

  • Kelly Rowland

Astronaut - Unmasked as Jesse Metcalfe

The dancer talked about exploring and adventures, as well as being "a wise man" and flying, but a cheese board also featured in his video.

Astronaut said: "You may have heard of me by the same name more than once."

  • Professor Brian Cox

  • Alex James

  • Bear Grylls

Odd Socks

Odd Socks talked about "turning up in lots of surprising places" and said they were "warm and cosy", with plenty of references to soap.

They also said they could "sniff out talent like a pair of stinky socks".

A clip showed Odd Socks with a number of different costumes and reading a magazine about money saving.

  • Jodie Whittaker

  • Gillian Anderson

  • Maisie Smith

  • Nadia Sawalha

  • Emma Willis

Prawn Cocktail - Unmasked as Stacey Dooley

Prawn Cocktail made references to Tina Turner, Dolly Parton and Surprise, Surprise, also talking about being a "retro flavour".

They said: "I've got an insatiable appetite for success."

  • Lorraine Kelly

  • Jessica Ennis-Hill

  • Dani Dyer

  • Alison Steadman

Pillar and Post - unmasked as Frankie Poultney and David Seaman

The duo talked about taking different journeys around the world to meet and were shown delivering a large cheque to a front door.

They also said they'd "seen stars together".

Clues showed the couple "on the bench" and a series of bottle caps that Peter Crouch thought related to football, and their week three routine looked very like a Dancing On Ice performance.

  • Frankie Poultney and David Seaman

  • Rochelle and Marvin Humes

  • Dianne Buswell and Joe Sugg


Onomatopoeia (ITV)
Onomatopoeia (ITV)

Unsurprisingly, Onomatopoeia has said "I sound like what I am and I am what I sound like", and has also been shown in a library as well as telling viewers his body has been considered "an anatomically perfect specimen".

Peter Crouch pointed out that there were a lot of football references and Onomatopoeia also passed a sign about a missing donkey.

  • Ian Wright

  • Thierry Henry

  • Russell Kane

  • Tinie Tempah

Tomato Sauce - unmasked as Steph McGovern

Tomato Sauce (ITV)
Tomato Sauce (ITV)

Tomato Sauce has made a lot of references to cooking, journalism, and working on a live show.

She was also pretty impressive with Irish dancing, which she has included in a few routines.

  • Clodagh McKenna

  • Cat Deeley

  • Steph McGovern

  • Nigella Lawson

Sea Slug

Sea Slug (ITV)
Sea Slug (ITV)

Sea Slug has called herself "spiky" and says she can "scrub up well". She's reeled judges and viewers in with a shot of a treasure chest containing some arrows pointing in "one direction".

  • The Vivienne

  • Fleur East

  • Fiona Bruce

  • Vick Hope

Cactus - Unmasked as Gareth Malone

Cactus (ITV)
Cactus (ITV)

Cactus talked about conquering some "pretty iconic venues" and not wanting to get "busted" any time soon. He added: "I often get mistaken for a mythical beast."

  • Tom Fletcher

  • Danny Jones

  • Dougie Poynter

Pearly King

Pearly King (ITV)
Pearly King (ITV)

Pearly King has described himself as the "beast from the East End" made plenty of royal references, and talked about trying on another character.

  • Danny Dyer

  • Ray Winstone

  • Joe Swash

  • Bruno Tonioli

Pig - Unmasked as Joanna Page

Pig (ITV)
Pig (ITV)

Pig's clue videos were based on a farm and the number 47 featured in one of her dance routines. She talked about making a "pig's ear" of meeting someone she admired.

  • Jessica Ennis-Hill

  • Anita Rani

  • Richard Hammond

The Masked Dancer continues next Saturday on ITV.

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