Who won The Masked Dancer? Louis Smith wins the ITV show as Carwash – The Mirror

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The Masked Dancer winner has been revealed and is none other than retired British artistic gymnast Louis Smith.

The 32-year-old shocked the panel when he pulled off his Carwash mask and admitted that the show has been “bonkers”.

What asked what made him decide to take on the challenge, Louis said: “I love the singer version, I love dancing and I love performing.”

Revealing how he thinks it compares to The Masked Singer, Louis said: “I think this is a lot more physical obviously but I am definitely a better dancer.”

Louis said he didn’t actually find it too hard to keep his appearance on the show a secret.

The Masked Dancer winner has been revealed and is none other than retired British artistic gymnast Louis Smith
The Masked Dancer winner has been revealed and is none other than retired British artistic gymnast Louis Smith
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“It was pretty easy keeping it a secret but was difficult not to tell my mum,” he admitted.

“They run a slick operation, everything is locked down,” he added of the much-loved ITV show.

Speaking about the role of Carwash, Louis continued: “My character is so fun and full of energy and is such a laugh.

“I’ve seen all the costumes and I think Viper and Rubber Chicken are my favourites,” he added.

Louis said it was 'pretty easy keeping it a secret' that he was a part of the ITV show
Louis said it was ‘pretty easy keeping it a secret’ that he was a part of the ITV show
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Louis also said there’s nothing he would change about his costume and performances: “I loved the dances and creative team and the costume is epic.”

Fans of the show were quick to congratulate Louis on his big win, with one tweeting: “Congratulations Louis. The Masked Dancer winner. Well deserved. You were fabulous. So excited.”

Another wrote: “Impressive that Louis Smith is able to dance and jump like that in that costume! #TheMaskedDancer @louissmith1989.”

The Masked Dancer's Carwash has been crowned the winner of the ITV series
The Masked Dancer’s Carwash has been crowned the winner of the ITV series
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Take That star Howard Donald was revealed as Zip on the ITV show
Take That star Howard Donald was revealed as Zip on the ITV show
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A third viewer added: “well done Louis so talented and definitely made me smile #TheMaskedDancer.”

Carwash beat fellow finalists Zip, Squirrel and Scarecrow to be crowned the winner of the first ever series.

Zip was unmasked as Take That star Howard Donald, while Squirrel turned out to be actress and singer Bonnie Langford.

EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite shocked guest panelist Holly Willoughby when she revealed she had been performing as Scarecrow.

EastEnders and Doctor Who actress Bonnie Langford was revealed to be Squirrel
EastEnders and Doctor Who actress Bonnie Langford was revealed to be Squirrel
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The mum-of-three revealed that she’s “practically related” to the actress as she is cousins with Holly’s husband Dan Baldwin.

Speaking about why she decided to take on the challenge, Tamzin revealed: “I was a fan of The Masked Singer and the judges and I loved the trick element of it.”

She also summed up her time on the show as “weird, wonderful and hilarious”.

It’s certainly been an eventful first series of the ITV show, with some epic names being revealed.

The first episode on May 29 saw none other that Diversity star Jordan Banjo unmasked as Viper.

The Masked Dancer's Scarecrow was unveiled as Tamzin Outhwaite
The Masked Dancer’s Scarecrow was unveiled as Tamzin Outhwaite
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The first ever series of The Masked Dancer has been a hit with ITV viewers
The first ever series of The Masked Dancer has been a hit with ITV viewers
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DI Steve Arnott

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And last Sunday it was Louise Redknapp’s turn to unveil herself as Flamingo, but the biggest shock came on Monday when US star Dita Von Teese was revealed to be Beetroot.

Following in the burlesque star’s footsteps was Eddie the Eagle, who turned out to be Rubber Chicken, and then Dancing on Ice star Christopher Dean who was dressed as Beagle.

During the same episode, radio presenter Zoe Ball was revealed as Llama and Friday’s episode saw Knickerbocker Glory finally unmasked as Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood and Frog revealed as being Kelly Brook.

 

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