Vernon Kay triumphs in Masked Singer I’m A Celebrity crossover: ‘I’ve lost more weight in this’
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 07, 2022 - 07:37AM
Vernon Kay was crowned champion (Picture: ITV/Twitter)

was crowned champion of The Masked Singer/I’m A Celebrity special after he was unveiled as Koala.

During tonight’s special episode, which celebrated the return of the annual survival series.

After wowing judges , , and Rita Ora and the studio audience with his rendition of Take That’s Could It Be Magic and Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream, the former Family Fortunes frontman and I’m A Celebrity star Vernon reigned supreme.

‘Who knew you couldn’t sing,’ enthused Jonathan.

While Let You Love Me hitmaker Rita couldn’t believe she didn’t suss it was Vernon underneath the mask.

‘We’re so stupid,’ she declared.

Talking about his Masked Singer experience with host Joel Dommett, he said: ‘You know what’s weird, being in this costume all day. I’ve lost more weight in this than I did on I’m A Celebrity. I think I lost five stone.’

When Davina asked whether his wife and Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly knew about his cameo on the show, Vernon added: ‘No they’re watching this as we’re doing this.

‘The kids are like “go on dad!”‘

Elsewhere during the star-studded spectacular, This Morning hun Alison Hammond was unveiled as Witchetty Grub and brought the house down with her cover of M People’s Moving On Up.

Pop star Sinitta was unmasked as Kangaroo and tenor  was unveiled as Cockroach.

While season four of The Masked Singer UK has yet to have a release date announced, the production company behind the programme confirmed that the show will be returning for two more seasons.

Season three began on New Year’s Day earlier this year, so we presume the next season will be landing at a similar time in early 2023.

The Masked Singer will be released on ITV and ITV Hub in the autumn.