Davina McCall has revealed that she refused to even tell her daughter the identities of The Masked Singer finalists.
The presenter, 53, said that despite being pressured by her eldest child Holly to reveal the stars hidden inside the colourful characters, she’s keeping tight-lipped until the final episode airs on Saturday.
The show is recorded months in advance but contestants identities are kept so under wraps, they are not even allowed to tell their own families.
Top secret: Davina McCall, 53, has revealed that she refused to even tell her daughter the identities of The Masked Singer finalists
Davina said her daughter Holly, 19, tried to persuade her to tell her who was behind the masks before she went back to her studies at Newcastle University.
In an interview with The Sun, Davina said: ‘Holly, my eldest daughter, watched it with me a couple of times before she went back to uni. She was like, “Is it blah blah?”. I was like, “Holly, you know me so little”.
‘She said, “I’m your daughter”. I went, “No, you can’t pull that cord, like, it doesn’t work like that. It ruins it, it would ruin it if you knew”.’
Unmasked: Only six producers along with the panellists know the identities of the three finalists. Pictured L-R: Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross
Only six producers along with the panellists Davina, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan, know the identities of the three finalists.
The TV show’s viewers have to guess the the identities of the mysterious characters singing under the costumes before they are unmasked.
The three finalists are Badger, Robin and Sausage with Ne-Yo, Aston Merrygold and Joss Stone tipped as this years favourites at the bookies.
Finalist: The top three famous names guessed for the Badger include rapper Ne-Yo at 6/4, with Peter Andre at 2/1 and former Strictly dancer Kevin Clifton at 3/1
Guess who: Former JLS member, Aston Merrygold, is the favourite at 1/5 for the Robin, followed by sinder Olly Murs at 6/1 and Westlife member Nicky Byrne at 8/1
The top three famous names guessed for the Badger include rapper Ne-Yo at 6/4, with Peter Andre at 2/1 and former Strictly dancer Kevin Clifton at 3/1.
Former JLS member, Aston Merrygold, is the favourite at 1/5 for the Robin, followed by sinder Olly Murs at 6/1 and Westlife member Nicky Byrne at 8/1.
The Sausage is tipped to be singer Joss Stone at 5/6 followed by actress Sheridan Smith at 2/1, and Stacey Solomon at 4/1.
Secret: The Sausage is tipped to be singer Joss Stone at 5/6 followed by actress Sheridan Smith at 2/1, and Stacey Solomon at 4/1
Davina has attracted much attention on this season of The Masked Singer, with her glamorous looks that she showcases on social media before the show.
She clapped back at trolls last month who told her she was ‘too old’ for a stunning skin-tight white dress she wore on the show.
The presenter looked incredible in the tight silk dress with thigh-high slit that highlighting her svelte physique.
Having fun: The TV star hit back at a comment on Twitter last month which told her she was ‘too old’ for a stunning skin-tight white dress she wore on the show
The woman had penned: ‘Old over sun-kissed woman should cover up … stunning dress but not for the wrinkly crinkly… demure for the mature.’
However Davina replied: ‘Really sorry. Absolutely no chance of demure over here sue… growing old disgracefully is far more fun,’ alongside cry laughing emoji.
She also spoke about the exchange on her podcast, saying her first thought was ‘poor Sue’ when friends told her she was trending on Twitter.
Confident: Mum-of-three Davina clapped back at a comment on Twitter, saying ‘growing old disgracefully is far more fun’
Stunning: The TV presenter has often spoken candidly about having lots of fun in her 50s, previously saying she feels like a ‘foxy minx’
The TV star said: ‘Somebody wrote something which I thought was quite funny, but she was like ‘you wrinkly, old haggard, shouldn’t be dressed like that, it’s not very demure’, and I just thought I’ll just send a funny message back going, ‘sorry Sue but have absolutely zero intention of growing old gracefully, demure is not for me’ and left it at that.
‘Two of my friends messaged me and were like your trending on Twitter and I said why, I couldn’t ever remember writing it. And they said it was because of something you replied to.
‘My first thought was ‘poor Sue, is she taking an absolute hammering?’ Apparently she’s deleted her Twitter account. I feel terrible, I didn’t mean to.
‘I’m just going to let people insult me from now on, it was meant to be a joke, that’s why I put her name in the reply.’
Wow: The star who is mum to Holly, 19, Tilly, 16 and Chester, 13 – told Women’s Health : ‘I don’t look as good naked as I did in my twenties. But I feel better, and that’s the difference’
Davina has often spoken about her fun 50s, saying she ‘still enjoys orgasms’ and ‘feels like a foxy minx’ while walking round naked as well as revealing she has had her nipple re-pierced as she graced the cover of Women’s Health in August.
The presenter – who is mum to Holly, 19, Tilly, 16 and Chester, 13 – told Women’s Health: ‘I don’t look as good naked as I did in my twenties. But I feel better, and that’s the difference.
The beauty is currently dating Michael Douglas after splitting from her husband Matthew Robertson in 2017, who is the father of her three children.
The new couple, who were friends for years before embarking on their romance, first announced their relationship in 2019.
‘I’m going to let people insult me from now on’: She shared a rare snap with boyfriend Michael Douglas, 46, as she admitted guilt over hitting back at troll who mocked her look