Actress Julia Sawalha has become the latest celebrity on The Masked Singer to be unmasked.
The panel on the show was chat show host Jonathan Ross, TV presenter Davina McCall, comedian Mo Gilligan and guest panellist Jennifer Saunders, plays her mother in the 90’s sit-com.
What made you do The Masked Singer?
“I wanted to do something that would really take me out of my comfort zone. I like to do jobs that actually I’m really terrified of because then they’re a big challenge. This lived up to that.”
Were you much of a singer before coming on The Masked Singer?
“I haven’t really sung before. I’ve done one programme a long time ago where I was impersonating someone, but no, singing is not my thing at all, so it’s really scary.”
What do you think of our panel’s guesses?
“The panel’s guesses were just so hilarious. I couldn’t believe they thought I was Hannah Waddingham. I thought Jennifer (Saunders) got pretty close with Bubble (the character from Absolutely Fabulous). I think they did fairly well.”
How have you found keeping this a secret?
“I found keeping this a secret really easy because my friends just understand my work and when I say, “I can’t tell you,” they’re just like, “Okay.”
“My mum said, “If I guess, will you tell me?” And I was like, “No.” So, she left it. They’re all very good about it.”
What was your favourite thing about becoming Bubble Tea?
“My favourite thing about becoming Bubble Tea was just being able to be really playful and young, and people thinking that I was a young pop star when I’m a little older than that.”
The Masked Singer, Saturdays at 7pm on ITV1, ITVX & STV