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Who is Butterfly on The Masked Singer UK?

Last night (January 4), the first series of The Masked Singer UK was launched.

Hosted by comedian Joel Dommett, the show sees celebrities compete against each other in the ultimate singing competition – however, their identities are hidden by extravagant masks and costumes.

After each performance, the panel, made up of Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Ken Jeong, take a wild guess as to who they think is hiding underneath the mask.

The studio audience must then vote for their favourite between a pair of masked singers, with the winners going through to the next round. The panel then chooses who stays and goes between the bottom three.

Last night saw battles between Queen Bee and Duck, Unicorn and Butterfly, and Chameleon and Hedgehog. Queen Bee, Unicorn and Hedgehog were the audience’s winners and automatically went through to the next round.

The panel then decided to save Duck and Chameleon, voting out Butterfly and allowing them to be unmasked.

But who is Butterfly?

After clues including that she’s a DJ and that millions of people tuned in to see her wedding, Butterfly was unveiled to be none other than Eastenders icon Patsy Palmer.

The actress, best known for playing Bianca Jackson on the BBC One soap, said: “I loved it, the costume designers are so talented and I loved being a Butterfly. I love singing in general (not that I’m any good) but it’s an extremely uplifting thing to do.

“I love music, it’s a total passion of mine (I DJ) so I’m constantly playing music. To be able to get on a stage that size was a dream too although I must say I was really nervous.”

The Masked Singer UK continues tonight on ITV, where Monster, Fox, Pharaoh, Tree, Octopus and Daisy will be competing against each other.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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