The Masked Singer kicked off in gloriously surreal style on Saturday night with six celebrities taking to the stage to show off their vocals while concealed behind an array of dazzling costumes.
Pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bexter was the shock first elimination of the series after failing to impress the studio audience and panel as she performed under the guise of Alien.
Judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and newcomer Mo Gilligan all failed to correctly guess that Sophie was behind the mask.
While the foursome struggled to agree on a number of the characters’ true identities, viewers at home flocked to social media to publish their predictions.
We take a look at some of the best guesswork and the all important clues as The Masked Singer Series 2 gets underway….
As Robin walked out onto the stage for the first time, Mo couldn’t help but comment on his “swag”.
The first clue package hinted that Robin could be a performer, with posters of the character on stage with a microphone in hand accompanied by a voiceover that said: “Ladies and gentleman, please put your hands together and make some noise for Robin”.
Another clue was “I’m fast, light on my feet and I’m ready to go the distance”, which prompted Davina to guess he could be an athlete, while Jonathan felt they were boxing terms.
“I’m trained and now I’m fighting fit for The Masked Singer,” Robin added while curling his bicep.
A sign for Albert Square was also shown, perhaps hinting at a connection to soap EastEnders.
After his performance, Robin revealed another clue, saying: “I may be a Robin, but I’ve been known to fly without wings”, perhaps a reference to Westlife song Flying Without Wings.
After his first performance, Mo guessed it was Bruno Mars behind the mask. Davina thought boxer Barry McGuigan, but changed her mind as soon as he started singing to Amir Khan.
Rita guessed singer Yung Filly and later theorised it could be Dean Gaffney. Jonathan guessed it could be Joe Wicks, Joe Swash, Joe Pasquale and even Jo Brand, before changing his mind to Noel Edmonds.
Fans think Robin could be JLS star Aston Merrygold, fellow X Factor star Olly Murs or Pop Idol alum Gareth Gates.
There are also theories about EastEnders stars Jake Wood and Sid Owen and football pundit Chris Kamara.
Before her first performance, Swan said: “Swans might be known for being beautiful birds, but when I think of swans I think of their loyalty, their strength and independence.”
Jonathan felt the word “independence” hinted towards her being American. Swan added that she’s a “loyal person” before looking through a magnifying glass.
She walked through a ballroom, with the panel thinking that could be a nod to Strictly Come Dancing.
She said there was also something “royal” about swans and that they always seem to be in a “calm state”. She said that becoming the swan felt like “coming full circle from where it all began”.
After she sang, Swan told the panel: “My career has been very honoured.”
After her first song, Jonathan felt the references to America pointed to Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle or that the “calm” person could be a double bluff from Gordon Ramsay. He later guessed Dame Darcey Bussell
Rita guessed former Strictly star Michelle Visage while Davina thought Swan could be Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. Mo guessed American comedian Ruby Wax and fellow Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts.
Fans at home think Swan could be singer Shania Twain or Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle.
Other guesses so far include Love Island’s Zara McDermott and former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan.
The Sausage had viewers stumped right from the very start after they initially guessed the celeb was a man only to do a complete U-turn when the character started speaking.
Described as a ‘tomboy and a bit of a silly sausage’, the concealed star was filmed larking around in the entertainment capital of the North Blackpool, for their VT – where they were positioned just outside the famous tower.
The banger then headed over to ‘Billie’s burgers’ for a snack. However, eagle-eyed viewers noted that one of the items on the menu suspiciously read ‘Red Herring’ which led them down a different path.
Theories: After noting the name of the fast-food stall and the ‘tomboy’ description, many people took to Twitter to declare it could only be Billie Piper.
However, after the sausage showcased her soaring vocals, suggestions that it was in fact Stacey Solomon – who has previous experience having been a contestant on the X Factor.
While others suspected it was TV and theatre star Sheridan Smith after listening carefully to her ‘breathy tones.’
The Badger strutted on to the Masked Singer stage like a seasoned performer radiating rock star swagger from behind his whiskers.
Giving away the first clue, the woodland creature was teased as: “Stepping out of the set but will this badger stand out from the crowd?”
More clues then continued to suggest the mysterious Badger has enjoyed a long career in the spotlight that has gone unnoticed.
Davina McCall thought Hollywoood star Andy Serkis was behind the cuddly character but viewers at home guessed it could be Queen drummer Roger Taylor.
Others suggested the black and white creature was professional singer Mick Hucknall or Mike Skinner trying to confuse the public with misleading hints.
Many fans joked that they had developed a crush on the cool and confident singer – but who is behind the mask?
Before their first performance, Dragon wandered around a castle and their first words appeared to give away an American accent.
“The thing about dragons is they’re all fire and strength on the outside but underneath they just want to be loved,” the character said.
Dragon walked into a doll’s house, with the wall falling down to reveal piles of money hidden inside, which Mo felt could be a reference to Dragon’s Den.
“Sorry, it’s like I’ve got two left feet,” the Dragon said.
He added: “I’ll try to conduct myself better during this contest, but I can’t make no promises. Deal?”
When he said he mustn’t “drag on” before cheekily laughing, the panel felt that could be a reference to him being a drag queen. Dragon’s rainbow tummy also prompted the panel to think a LGBT person could be inside.
After the first performance, Dragon said: “I might be cute but sometimes I have a fiery temper.”
After the performance Rita said she didn’t care who was inside the costume because he was “so cute” she was “in love” with him either way. She guessed it was Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Jonathan guessed Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud while Mo thought Dragon could be Dion Dublin from Homes Under The Hammer.
And Davina said she wasn’t sure if Dragon was a man or a woman. She guessed it could be presenter Sandi Toksvig.
Fans think Dragon is Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards or former Strictly star Susan Calman. Other guesses included rapper Queen Latifah, H from Steps, and comedian Sue Perkins. While others predicted Drag Race’s Courtney Act and US TV host Ellen DeGeneres.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor became the first celebrity to be ‘outed’ this year after losing the first vote.
Many fans said they worked out the pop star was the Alien within seconds of her singing.
Speaking after the show, Sophie said: “Yes so as most of you guessed. It was me & she in #themaskedsinger. Even my one year old pointed at the telly and shouted ‘mummy!’ when I started singing in the alien suit!
“Anyhoo a fun and trippy way to spend a few days and enjoy the rest of the show- no idea who anyone is!” she teased.
The Masked Singer continues Saturday night at 7pm on ITV