The Masked Dancer: Who is Pearly King? All the clues and theories
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 11
Who could Pearly King be? (Picture: PA)

is back for its second series on ITV, and Pearly King is one of the 12 undercover celebrities strutting their stuff, as judges , , and Peter Crouch do their best to guess their identities.

Last week, we saw Desperate Housewives star , and his mask as Astronaut was taken off.

The series, a spin-off of the ever popular Masked Singer, has bagged itself a primetime Saturday night slot this year after debuting on screens in the summer of 2021 – and you can expect a clash of the titans as it goes head to head with .

But just who is behind Pearly King mask? Here are the clues we’ve been given to their identity so far, and theories about who it might be…

What clues have been given about Pearly King on The Masked Dancer?

An actor from the East End? (Picture: ITV)
  • They’re from ‘the streets of London’, the East End, to be precise
  • Has admitted that they’re ‘part of a long tradition’ and isn’t afraid of hard work
  • Some apples and pears (on the stairs) were spotted…
  • An actor, someone ‘playing a role’
  • ‘My mane is sometimes all I need to feel confident’

Who could Pearly King on The Masked Dancer be?

Danny Dyer

Is it EastEnders actor Danny Dyer? (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

An actor from the EastEnd(ers)… sounds a bit familiar.

Pearly King even ended his segment by saying: ‘That felt amazing but the panel’s guesses are dire’ (or should we say, Dyer.)

Shane Ritchie

Shane, is that you? (Picture: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron)

And the next EastEnders star on our list is Shane Ritchie.

Could the Alfie Moon actor be behind Pearly King’s mask?

Mane does rhyme with Shane…

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The Masked Dancer continues on Saturdays at 6.30pm on ITV.

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