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'The Masked Singer' sparks celebrity loo roll thief hunt with Seahorse clue

Katie Archer
·Contributor
·3-min read
From Bandicoot TV  The Masked Singer: SR2 on ITV  Pictured: Sea Horse.  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk.  This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms  For further information please contact: james.hilder@itv.com / 0207 157 3052
Seahorse in The Masked Singer (C) ITV Plc

The Masked Singer viewers managed to work out who Seahorse was thanks to a search for celebrity toilet roll thieves.

Seahorse was unmasked as Mel B at the end of the episode, but many of those watching had long since been sure of who she was before the costume came off, thanks to a telling clue.

Owning up to having stolen paper from the bathroom of “a legend”, the mystery performer gave the panel and people watching at home a head start on working out who she was.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Mel B speaks on stage during "A Brutally Honest Evening With Mel B" in support of Women's Aid at The Savoy Theatre on September 1, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Mel B was the loo roll thief (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

After some extensive Googling on the subject of loo roll, most people argued that it had to be one of two celebrities - Mel B, or Olivia Colman.

One of the show’s panel, Jonathan Ross, recalled having interviewed someone who had stolen toilet paper from Buckingham Palace, but couldn’t remember who it was.

Masked Singer viewers took his suggestion and discovered that it was in fact The Crown star Colman who had taken a trophy from the palace’s bathrooms - although that didn’t necessarily mean that she was Seahorse.

Spice Girls fans were quick to point out that anyone who knew anything about Mel B could tell you that she stole Nelson Mandela’s toilet paper.

Other suggestions included Jamelia, Denise Welch, and Myleene Klass.

When she was voted out, Mel B explained: “We (the Spice Girls) went to Nelson Mandela’s house, we all got invited, and our hair and make-up team had to wait outside so I said, ‘don’t worry, I’ll nick something for you.’

“I took a load of toilet roll and we all had a bit and I kept some for myself.”

Elsewhere on the show, everyone watching was convinced that Blob was Lenny Henry, while Harlequin had plenty of people guessing that she could be Gabrielle.

Grandfather Clock had the panel speculating that he must be a Spurs goalkeeper.

From Bandicoot TV  The Masked Singer: SR2 on ITV  Pictured: Viking, Blob, Harlequin, Bushbaby, Grandfather Clock and Sea Horse.  This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk.  This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itv.com/presscentre/itvpictures/terms  For further information please contact: james.hilder@itv.com / 0207 157 3052
The second lot of celebrities performed in show two (C) ITV Plc

Viking surprised with a chorister-like voice that threw many viewers, but had some suggesting that he could be James Blunt.

As Mel B became just the second person to leave the new series, some viewers were shocked that the panel would have chosen to lose her.

Last week, series two of The Masked Singer launched with the first six costumed celebrities taking part including Sausage, Dragon, and Swan.

Alien became the first contestant voted out and was unmasked as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who later admitted even her children had known it was her as soon as she opened her mouth to sing.

Watch: Rita Ora says Masked Singer bosses have made the clues even harder