Louise Redknapp has been unveiled as the Flamingo on The Masked Dancer, and viewers were kicking themselves for not realising.
The 46-year-old former Eternal star became the second celebrity to be voted off the new ITV guessing show which challenges a star panel and viewers to work out who is dancing beneath an elaborate costume.
The pink bird danced to Lady Marmalade before later revealing it was Louise inside the feathery costume.
Viewers took to Twitter to express their surprise and they were saying the same thing about why they should have realised it was the singer and dancer who was as big fan of its predecessor The Masked Singer.
“We should have known it was you as you haven’t commented yet about masked dancer hahaha,” said one fan.
“Wondered why you weren’t guessing ? Now we now lol,” commented another.
“Should have known as she’s not tweeted about it,” commented another Twitter user.
Louise was a viewers’ favourite on the BBC contest Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, when she reached the final with professional Kevin Clifton.
Fellow Strictly pro Oti Mabuse, who is a judge on The Masked Dancer, was amazed that she didn’t guess it was Louise who she’s known for years.
“We have done dance class together! We’ve done tours together,” she marvelled.
Get a weekly round-up of Coronation Street news, spoilers and fan chat direct to your inbox.
The newsletter will land in your inbox on a Friday and bring you the highlights of everything we’ve written about Weatherfield that week.
It will include the latest action both on and off the cobbles, what you thought about the soap’s top storylines and what the stars are up to away from the set. Plus much more!
So you’ll never have to miss a thing.
To sign up simply follow this link and tick the box next to MEN Coronation Street.
“I was like ‘that was very Louise, but she would never wear pink!'”
Louise then opened up to host Joel Dommett about why she decided to take part.
“I love dancing and I think after such a tough year living in lockdown, I just thought I really need to get out of the house and do something fun,” she said.
When asked if her sons Charlie 16, and Beau, 12, knew she was competing she replied “no!” as the judges gasped “aww!”
During the first show on Saturday night Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo was revealed to be the Viper.
The Masked Dancer continues at 7.30pm on Monday.