The Masked Dancer: Who is Candlestick? All the clues and theories
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 03, 2022 - 08:52PM
Candlestick enjoyed strutting their stuff on The Masked Dancer (Picture: PA)

The Masked Dancer’s Candlestick is one of the 12 secret stars who fans are desperate to know the identity of – but who could they be?

Those of you suffering withdrawal symptoms from have a treat coming to your screen this week, as spin-off series The Masked Dancer returned to screens tonight.

is back on hosting duties, as 12 mystery celebrities don some pretty distinctive costumes and strut their stuff in their bid to baffle judges , ,Davina McCall and Peter Crouch – as well as the folks at home.

Among those showing off their moves on the stage is Candlestick – but just who is hiding behind that costume?

What clues have been given about Candlestick on The Masked Dancer?

  • Spoke about ‘holding court’
  • Might be an authority 
  • They’re here to light up the party
  • Doesn’t have any dance experience
  • Knows what it is to lose, but win
  • Is going to be burning bright 
  • ‘I need to let you know, I went via Tinseltown on my way to success’

Who could Candlestick on The Masked Dancer be?

Judge Rinder

Could Judge Rinder be hiding behind the mask? (Picture: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Many of the clues in the first segment appeared to make references to ‘court’ and ‘having authority’.

But could it be famous TV judge Rob Rinder hiding behind the mask?

Keith Lemon

Keith Lemon is another possible suggestion (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

There were some references made which could apply to TV star Keith Lemon.

As well as asking viewers if they enjoyed ‘lemon’ in their water, Candlestick also spoke of ‘burning bright’ and danced to Take That’s hit Relight My Fire, which could potentially relate to his signature ginger locks…

Olly Murs

Could Olly be hiding behind Candlestick? (Picture: PA)

Candlestick showed off their serious moves, which we know Olly is pretty comfortable in delivering from his days performing on The X Factor, and on tour.

Meanwhile, other fans think the clue of the contestant pointing to their knee is a telling one, with Olly having had knee surgery in the past.

Candlestick also knows what it is like ‘to lose, but win’, which could perhaps refer to Olly not winning The X Factor, but still finding a large amount of success.

The Masked Dancer airs Satuday nights on ITV.