Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said there were scenes of The Masked Singer judges correctly guessing she was disguised as Alien that didn't make it to the final edit of the programme.
The Murder on the Dancefloor hitmaker was the first celebrity to be voted off in last week's Boxing Day premiere after landing in the bottom three but none of the show's judging panel, which is made up of Mo Gilligan, Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Jonathan Ross, were shown mentioning her.
“They didn’t put it in the edit but actually three of the judges said my name as well on the day," Ellis-Bextor, 41, revealed. "So I already knew I’d been rumbled very quickly.”
The mother-of-five had tried to disguise her distinctive voice while singing Dua Lipa's Don't Start Now.
She added: “I suppose it’s a compliment, the fact that as soon as I opened my mouth, even just as the Alien, my one year old, I literally don’t know how he did this, pointed at the telly and said ‘mummy’.
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“And then Richard, my husband, was watching on Twitter and was like ‘Yeah, everybody is saying it’s you’. My kids found it absolutely hilarious that I put on such a weird accent. They were like, ‘Why on earth did you do that?’”
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Ellis-Bextor found herself in the bottom three alongside Swan and Badger, who made it through to the next stage with Sausage, Dragon and Robin. Saturday will see six more concealed celebrities compete against each other.
The Masked Singer continues Saturday at 7pm on ITV.
With additional reporting by PA.