Gloria Hunniford exits The Masked Singer

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  • Gloria Hunniford
    Gloria Hunniford
    Northern Irish television and radio presenter, singer
  • Shirley Bassey
    Shirley Bassey
    Welsh singer
Gloria Hunniford has left the show credit:Bang Showbiz
Gloria Hunniford has left the show credit:Bang Showbiz

Gloria Hunniford has been unveiled as the Snow Leopard on 'The Masked Singer'.

The 81-year-old TV presenter has become the latest celebrity to exit the ITV show, after she took to the stage in an eye-catching costume to perform Shirley Bassey's 'Big Spender'.

Gloria - who has previously appeared on programmes such as 'Loose Women' and 'This Morning' - found herself in competition against Bagpipes, Panda, Poodle, Rockhopper, and Traffic Cone. But her efforts weren't enough to save herself from an early exit.

Gloria tried her best to keep her identity hidden from the judges - Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross - before they decided to send her home.

During the show, host Joel Dommett announced the names of the contestants who were in danger of being eliminated. And the judges subsequently decided to axe the Snow Leopard and Gloria was told to remove her mask.

Speaking about her experience on the show, Gloria said: "I started to sing when I was seven, it was pre-TV days. I was making a few records but I haven't sang on stage for 27 years.

"I genuinely love this programme. I couldn't believe it when I was asked to take part!"

Gloria's elimination from the series follows Heather Small, who exited the show on Saturday night (01.01.22) after performing a rendition of Patsy Cline's 'Crazy' while dressed in a Chandelier costume.

Heather, 56, confessed to disguising her distinctive voice on purpose and revealed that she was amused by some of the guesses from the judges, which included names such as Jane McDonald, Elaine Paige, Rachel Riley and Debbie McGee.

After her exit was confirmed, Heather said: "Hilarious, as they were so off the mark!"

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