With the return ofThe Masked Singer comes the same old rounds of guessing over who may very well be behind these quirky costumes.
Bagpipes is one of many contestants inflicting confusion on the brand new collection, with followers developing with various concepts as to which superstar it may very well be.
The tartan-wearing character was launched in episode 2 (on 2 January) with a clip filmed on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The transient video noticed Bagpipes talk about his Scottish heritage and accent. Other clues included them having a Scotty canine referred to as Annette and two bagels. The superstar apparently has a “wee connection to Scotland” and has used an instrument earlier than.
After the video introduction, Bagpipes took to the stage to carry out Blur’s 1997 single “Song 2”.
Many followers speculated that Bagpipes may very well be Perth-born actor Alan Cumming.
However, in a succinct publish on Twitter, Cumming shut down those rumours, commenting: “Newsflash: I am not on @MaskedSingerUK nor will I ever be. Thank you.”
Other guesses from followers embody Doctor Who actor David Tennant and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.
“Kelly Macdonald as Bagpipes on The Masked Singer calling it already,” one viewer tweeted, referring to the Trainspotting star.
However, some followers appeared to assume the superstar isn’t really Scottish, stating their suspicious accent.
“The accent on them Bagpipes on The Masked Singer are a crime against the Scottish people. Mobilise the ABLA fuds and slather your face in woad: THIS. MEANS. WAR,” one fan tweeted.
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Bagpipes is at present the favorite to exit the present subsequent, with odds to win from Ladbrokes at 25/1.
According to Betfair, US tennis participant John McEnroe is most probably to be behind Bagpipes. You can see the percentages beneath.
John McEnroe (5/6)
Pat Cash (3/1)
Iain Stirling (9/2)
Tim Henman (10/1)
David Tennant (12/1)
The Masked Singer airs Saturdays at 7pm on ITV.