“The Masked Singer” always finds a way to put a fresh twist on each season, and season 5 is no exception.
In addition to introducing surprise wildcard contestants throughout the competition, this season also added the character of Cluedle-Doo, who dropped secret hints for the audience unbeknownst to the judging panel.
Tonight, a week before the season finale, Cluedle-Doo will finally be unmasked, but who could he be?
Because Cluedle-Doo only made himself known to the judges during the Masky Awards later in the season, fans have very few clues to go on.
As the mysterious character teased, “I have a connection to another mischievous masked singer from the past, the Gremlin. So chew on that!”
One other clue came exclusively through the “Masked Singer” podcast:
“You’ve seen me in the kitchen, now solve my identity like you solve a jigsaw puzzle. Even Ken Jeong should figure me out.”
The kitchen clue seems to point a big arrow towards frequent celebrity guest judge Joel McHale, who was recently announced as host of the “Crime Scene Kitchen” cooking competition premiering after next week’s season finale.
The show features a series of teams trying to solve the “mystery” of what culinary confection was created by using clues left behind in the kitchen and then recreate that dish themselves.
The format of the show could be a nod to the “jigsaw puzzle” described in the clue, and fans already know how much McHale loves to hassle his former “Community” co-star Ken Jeong.
So, although the clues seem to fit, it puts McHale out of the running.
He also promised that whoever is behind the costume is “a big name in show biz.”
It seems like fans have cracked this egg wide open…or have they?
Although fans have made a pretty convincing argument for Wahlberg, other fans are speculating that Cluedle-Doo might actually be “Die Hard” actor Bruce Willis.
But how do the kitchen and jigsaw puzzle clues play into this theory? Fans will just have to tune into tonight’s episode to find out!
In the meantime, keep scrolling to see who was hiding under the Russian Dolls after last week’s shocking elimination!