ITV The Masked Singer's Dippy Egg 'rumbled' as celebrity farming star after glaring accent clue

ITV The Masked Singer's Dippy Egg 'rumbled' as celebrity farming star after glaring accent clue

WATCH NOW: Dippy Egg performs their first song on The Masked Singer

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 13/01/2024

- 05:01

Dippy Egg sailed through the first round of the ITV singing contest

Ahead of their second performance on The Masked Singer stage, Dippy Egg has been the centre of much speculation as to who exactly is under the disguise.

Dippy Egg made it through to the next stage of the competition at the expense of Weather following their debut in the fifth series premiere.

Weather went on to be unmasked as iconic soul singer Dionne Warwick - sparking a "fix" row among disgruntled ITV viewers.

The following week it was Chicken Caesar's turn to be unmasked with Pointless host Alexander Armstrong hiding underneath the disguise.

Dippy Egg's identity remains under wraps heading into the third episode of the series but their performance and accompanying clue package has led to one name proving popular among the fandom.

Guesses have ranged from Emmerdale's Tony Audenshaw to Inside No. 9's Reece Shearsmith but the man who's taken social media sleuths by storm is BBC Strictly winner Kelvin Fletcher.

Dippy Egg

Dippy Egg performed in the first episode of this year's The Masked Singer


The former Emmerdale actor-turned-celebrity farmer is arguably the most popular guess among viewers and has been a familiar figure on screens since his Strictly victory.

He landed a new farming show on ITV alongside his wife Liz Marsland and their young family titled Fletcher's Family Farm.

The family lives on a 120-acre farm in the small village of Wincle, just outside Macclesfield in Cheshire and on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Fletcher was also born in the northern town of Oldham and after spotting Dippy Egg's accent, several fans need no more convincing.

On X, formerly Twitter, one person predicted: "Could Dippy Egg be Kelvin Fletcher? He used to be in Emmerdale, and now runs a farm? #TheMaskedSinger."

"Early #TheMaskedSinger predictions, Bigfoot is Alex Brooker and Dippy Egg is Kelvin Fletcher," a second mused while a third said: "Dippy Egg is giving me @kelvin_fletcher vibes!!! #TheMaskedSinger."

"Dippy Egg = Kelvin Fletcher [thumbs up emoji] #TheMaskedSinger," a fourth weighed in and a fifth concurred: "Kelvin fletcher for #dippyegg @kelvin_fletcher #TheMaskedSinger."

"#MaskedSingerUK dippy egg has got to be kelvin fletcher!" a sixth insisted while another pondered: "Dippy egg could also be Kelvin Fletcher. So I’m going with either Tony Audenshaw or Kelvin Fletcher currently. #MaskedSingerUK." (sic)

Kelvin Fletcher

Is Kelvin Fletcher the man beneath Dippy Egg's disguise?


If Fletcher is to be unmasked as Dippy Egg, it wouldn't come as a huge shock to bookmakers who currently have him priced as one of the frontrunners to be under the disguise.

Both Audenshaw and Shearsmith are priced as 2/1 favourites but Fletcher isn't far behind at 4/1.

Liam Solomon, Head of PR for, told GB News about Dippy Egg's odds: "Keen-eyed viewers have been putting their sleuthing abilities to the test trying to work out who is behind the mask of each contestant on this year's edition...

"Our oddsmakers can’t split Emmerdale star Tony Audenshaw (who plays Bob Hope) and Inside No. 9’s Reece Shearsmith for the Dippy Egg. A northerner is a clear favourite for this masked character!"

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