Burlesque star Dita Von Teese unmasked as Beetroot on The Masked Dancer UK – The Mirror

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Burlesque star and former wife of Marilyn Manson Dita Von Teese has been unmasked as Beetroot on The Masked Dancer UK, with viewers left totally stunned

Dita Von Teese, 48, has been unmasked as Beetroot on The Masked Dancer UK, leaving fans of the ITV show utterly shocked.

Judges Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross could not believe their eyes as the racy burlesque star and former wife of Marilyn Manson was unveiled.

Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot were voted into the bottom two by the crowd, meaning they had to perform their routines once again in the dance off.

The four judges voted who they thoughts should win the dance off, and the loser was then unmasked as the audience chanted “take it off!”

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese was unmasked as Beetroot
The petite star used her ballerina prowess to impress the judges

Comedian Mo announced that the judges had chosen to save Knickerbocker Glory, meaning their identity is kept secret for at least another night.

Zara Larrson, Kelly Osbourne, Kim Cattrall and Miley Cyrus and Mary Berry were all names given by the judges as to who could be behind the mask – but no one guessed Dita.

Commenting on her elegance and graceful arm movements, Strictly star Oti asked her: “Have you had any dance training?”

Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese were married from 2005-2007
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“Yeah, I always say I was a failed ballerina,” replied Dita.

“I wanted to be a ballerina more than anything in the world, but my ballet teachers were like, ‘Oh your arms and legs are great!’ but I can’t follow choreography.”

Jonathan told her: “You move with such grace and elegance, and of course you do because that’s what you do on stage and that’s why people love you.”

Dita Von Teese trained as a ballerina before becoming one of the world’s most famous burlesque dancers

Davina then realised that the onions dancing on stage with Dita were referring to. heron0stage act where she “peels off layers”.

“I would rather be up here taking my clothes off, I would feel more comfortable!” joked Dita.

Oti revealed she had actually written Dita’s name, but then scribbled out out as Jonathan told her there was no way it would be her.

Beetroot’s clues included references to sweets, because Dita’s real name is Heather Sweet

Out of the two lies and a truth she gave earlier in the show, Dita revealed the truth was “my biggest fans are in the US”, as it was a play on words for her feathered fans she covers herself with.

One fan tweeted: “DITA VON TEESE???????????? ARE U KIDDING #MaskedDancerUK“.

“I never thought I would watch Dita Von Teese dancing on ITV! But she has cheered up my evening #MaskedDancerUK,” gushed another.

There was a dance off between Knickerbocker Glory and Beetroot

A third added: “They get some good celebs on these shows, who’d have guessed Dita?!! #MaskedDancerUK“.

Left in the competition are Knickerbocker Glory, Carwash, Llama, Beagle, Scarecrow, Squirrel Frog, Rubber Chicken and Zip.

The series mirrors the recent runaway hit The Masked Singer, which was won by Joss Stone as Sausage in the first UK series earlier this year.

Knickerbocker Glory won the dance off, meaning their identity is kept a secret for at least one more night

Celebrities don elaborate costumes and give viewers a mysterious clue package – but some of the clues are red herrings – and the judges try to guess at their identity.

Fan theories are running wild as the show airs nightly until 5 June, with many making guesses at the famous faces behind the dance moves and clever clues.

Jordan Banjo and Louise Redknapp have already been unmasked as Viper and Flamingo respectively.

The Masked Dancer on ITV & the ITV Hub continues at 7.30pm on Tuesday

 

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