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Jordan Banjo revealed as The Viper in the ITV debut show

JORDAN BANJO was the first to be unmasked on ITV’s The Masked Dancer.

Oti Mabuse and Mo Gilligan both guessed correctly as the Diversity star was revealed in the series’ debut show.

The 28-year-old explained why he took part in the show, saying: “The past 12 months everyone has been in a place where it’s not been fun.

“The Masked Dancer is just about dressing up stupid and having some fun.”

Knickerbocker Glory and the Beetroot were saved by the judges – with Scarecrow, Llama and Zip also being sent through.

Thankfully, fans will not have to wait long to find the next celebrity behind the mask.

The Masked Dancer will be shown EVERY NIGHT – except for Wednesday – until next Saturday’s grand final.

So stay tuned for all the latest action and fan theories below….

  • WHO WAS YOUR FAVOURITE?

    Favourites are already beginning to roll in after the first episode alone.

    The bonkers reality show might be confusing people but you’ve got to admit… your detective side is getting the best of you.

    Who’s behind the masks?

  • WATCH: LLAMA SHOWS OFF HIS DANCE MOVES

    This smooth sailing Llama is already winning over fans.

    Dapper and can move like Austin Powers? He was on to a winner.

    Let’s hope he keeps it up

    Llama performs on the first episode of The Masked Dancer
  • WHAT DOES THE WINNER OF THE MASKED DANCER GET?

    As it’s a celebrity competition, the winner of The Masked Dancer does not receive any cash.

    But they will get a glossy trophy and bragging rights if they can win the nation’s hearts on the dancefloor.

    The US version of the show offered its winner a diamond trophy in February.

  • MO’S BACK IN BUSINESS

    Mo Gilligan is back in business for his second stint on the Masked Singer/Dancer franchise.

    And he has some serious credentials for his spot on this one.

    At the show’s launch Mo revealed he’s also got some serious moves as a result of professional training.

    Mo said: “I studied performing arts and I had to do dance as part of the course.

    “I can do a bit of ballet, contemporary dance and stuff – I would have been in the Royal Ballet but I did my knee in.”

  • WHO WON THE MASKED DANCER US?

    Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas used her gymnastic skills to become the first-ever winner of The Masked Dancer in the US.

    Disguised as Cotton Candy, she held off competition from ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Sloth) and singer Mackenzie Ziegler (Tulip) to take the crown.

    Other contestants on the US version included boxer Oscar De La Hoya (Zebra) and rapper Ice-T (Disco Ball).

  • WHAT SONGS ARE COMING UP?

    With 11 contestants still in the game, we have a whole week of dancing celebs in front of us.

    What songs would you like to see them perform?

    To be fair, they have quite the competition after the Bossa Nova Llama…

  • WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK? CARWASH

    THIS character could well clean up as they promise to “send the audience into a spin”.

    … And no prizes for guessing which disco ­classic will be their anthem.

    But could the Carwash’s love of a good fringe fashion vibe be the biggest giveaway?

     

  • WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK? FROG

    It takes a leap of imagination to work out who could jump to it in this snug outfit.

    They’ll need to be rather nimble, though the character could spawn a new dance star.

    Let’s see if they have what it takes this Sunday night.

     

  • WHO WON THE MASKED DANCER US?

    Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas used her gymnastic skills to become the first-ever winner of The Masked Dancer in the US.

    Disguised as Cotton Candy, she held off competition from ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Sloth) and singer Mackenzie Ziegler (Tulip) to take the crown.

    Other contestants on the US version included boxer Oscar De La Hoya (Zebra) and rapper Ice-T (Disco Ball).

  • WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK? RUBBER CHICKEN

    Turning this podgy poultry into a funky chicken takes a figure who can also raise a laugh.

    Many think this points to a comedian being underneath?

    But will this funky chicken be busting some serious moves in the next heat?

  • OTI MABUSE’S FIRST DANCE AS JUDGE!

    What did we think of Oti Mabuse as a judge on the first episode?

    She seemed to have Viper pinned down from the start – but will she be able to keep up that winning streak?

    If anyone can do it, it’s the two-time Strictly champion, surely?

  • BEAGLE’S ABOUT

    Beagle will also be trying their luck tomorrow.

    In a flying jacket, ­goggles and jodhpurs, this looks more like ace-of-the-skies Biggles – though with the floppy ears and sad eyes of a trusty beagle.

     

  • WHAT DOES THE WINNER OF THE MASKED DANCER GET?

    As it’s a celebrity competition, the winner of The Masked Dancer does not receive any cash.

    But they will get a glossy trophy and bragging rights if they can win the nation’s hearts on the dancefloor.

    The US version of the show offered its winner a diamond trophy in February.

  • WHAT SONGS ARE COMING UP?

    With 11 contestants still in the game, we have a whole week of dancing celebs in front of us.

    What songs would you like to see them perform?

    To be fair, they have quite the competition after the Bossa Nova Llama…

  • GO FLAMINGO GO!

    Pretty in pink, there is no ignoring this Wild West showgirl.

    But there’s more than a hint of the drag artist to this old bird.

    Who could it be?

  • WHO’S BEHIND THE MASK?: SQUIRREL

    Cute as a button and cooler than a cucumber, Squirrel will “bring a brand-new Nutcracker to the stage” say show bosses.

    They’ll be up for their first performance tomorrow evening.

     

  • WHO’S NEXT UP?

    We now have to wait until tomorrow to see who is behind the next mask – here’s who we have to look forward to.

  • NOT A FAN?

    The Masked Dancer viewers have moaned the show is ‘impossible’ to guess as the first six celebrities perform.

    While viewers were still given an array of clues by the celebrities in disguise, the fact they didn’t also have their voices to help them work out who was behind the mask left many frustrated.

  • THAT’S IT

    First episode is over, and Knickerbocker Glory, Beetroot and Scarecrow are fighting another day.

    Tomorrow’s contestants are:

    • Frog
    • Carwash
    • Squirrel
    • Rubber Chicken
    • Flamingo
    • Beagle

    Let’s see if they can match tonight’s stars!

  • FAREWELL TO JORDAN

    The first star has been unmasked! Did you get it right?

    We’ve got to admit we’re sad to see him go so soon.

    Tomorrow – six more celebs try their luck!

  • VIPER: JORDAN SPEAKS OUT

    “This entire experience was worth it, just to be called Anthony Joshua on TV.

    Oti didn’t play any games – he took one look at said “Jordan”.

    “I’ve been kicked out on the first show, he might sack me!” he admitted.

    The boxing clues were in reference to his dad’s boxing career, and his son being called Cassius.

  • VIPER IS… JORDAN BANJO!

  • VIPER FINAL GUESSES

    MO: Jordan Banjo

    DAVINA: Anthony Joshua

    JONATHAN: Tommy Fury

    OTI: Jordan Banjo.

  • BEETROOT IS SAVED!

    Sorry Viper, your time is up.

    Anyone else surprised to see that decision…?

    We’ve got our bets on Jack Fincham for this one. Time for a reveal.

  • DECISION TIME:

    Knickerbocker Glory, Viper and Beetroot are all up for elimination.

    First saved is… Knickerbcoker Glory!

    So who will go home?

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