Glenn Hoddle became the latest celebrity to be unmasked on Saturday’s episode of The Masked Singer 2021.
The former England manager, 63, was revealed to be the Grandfather Clock after being chose to reveal his identity following a sing-off with Viking.
None of the judging panel, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross, or Davina McCall, guessed his identity correctly, despite all of them suggesting the names of different footballers before Glenn was unmasked.
The Masked Singer: Glenn Hoddle was revealed as the Grandfather Clock as the former England manager became the latest star to be unmasked on Saturday night
Mo chose Lee Dixon as his guess, while Rita suggested Ian Wright and Davina picked David Seaman, with Jonathan guessing Peter Shilton as he played during the 1986 World Cup.
Of how the judges didn’t guess his identity, Glenn said afterwards: ‘They were so close I thought any time now they’re going to nail it, but you didn’t clock me!’
Jonathan was particularly shocked as he had thrown Glenn’s name into the ring early on, after contemplating Grandfather Clock’s musical past and saying Glenn had a single with Diamond Lights.
He said in dismay: ‘I’m kicking myself and I just remembered you had a hit single, Hoddle and Woddle!’
Success: None of the judging panel, Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross, or Davina McCall, guessed his identity correctly, despite all suggesting the names of different footballers
Attempting to decipher the clues they were given on the show, Jonathan asked what his link to Bulgaria was and Glenn said that was where he made his debut on the football pitch.
Glenn took part in the England’s Euro 80 match against Bulgaria in November 1979, and scored a 2-0 win at the match.
During the show, his two lies and a truth saw him claim he never worked in a bank but was good at saving, the Prime Minister had compared their jobs in the past, and that people always give him stuff he doesn’t like.
The second statement was the truth, as he explained to the judges that he met with Tony Blair prior to the 1998 World Cup, where England reached the second round.
Glenn said: ‘He said something, before the World Cup he said I had a bigger job than he did!’
Gushing about being able to take part in the show, Glenn said of his costume: ‘It was so endearing, when I first saw it I fell in love with.’
He then said the show had been a ‘surreal’ and ‘wonderful’ experience, as he told the judges: ‘I’ve always loved singing and when the opportunity came up… it’s easy in the kitchen but when you come here its a bit [different], but great fun!’
Last week, it was revealed that Martine McCutcheon was the Swan character with judge Jonathan Ross correctly guessing her identity before the unmasking.
Talking about her time on the show, Martine said: ‘I just thought it would be so lovely just to come out and have fun!’
The second show saw Spice Girl Mel B revealed to be the Seahorse character.
After being unveiled, she admitted: ‘I thought I disguised myself pretty well with my voice and accent and trying not to be like me. I’m very shocked that you guessed me.’
Here she is! Last week, it was revealed that Martine McCutcheon was the Swan character with judge Jonathan Ross correctly guessing her identity before the unmasking
While Sophie Ellis-Bextor was unmasked as the Alien on the premiere episode on Boxing Day.
Murder On The Dancefloor singer Sophie admitted she was lucky she didn’t take a tumble in her costume.
After the show, she said: ‘I was on a platform and couldn’t see too well. I thought I might fall off.’
On having an advantage as a singer, she continued: ‘I felt like a gymnast who had a cool routine with jumps and twists, who then left after their first comedy somersault. But it’s cool.’
The Masked Singer continues on Saturday at 7PM on ITV.
Star-studded: It comes after Mel B was revealed to be Seahorse last week and Sophie Ellis-Bextor was unmasked as the Alien on the premiere episode on Boxing Day (L-R)