The Voice judge Olly Murs has emerged as one of the most popular guesses among ITV viewers for The Masked Singer’s Robin in recent weeks thanks to the disguised act’s show-stopping performances. Renowned for his singing vocals and charismatic stage presence, Olly appears to fit the bill – something Heart radio host Mark Wright was keen to put to the singer on his show today. However, instead of getting an answer, Olly hung up the phone to avoid any further grilling on the subject, sending the rumour mill into meltdown.
So far on The Masked Singer, guesses for Robin from the judging panel have ranged from boxer Amir Khan to EastEnders’ Dean Gaffney to chart-topper Bruno Mars.
However, it’s former X Factor finalist Olly who seems to be one of the most popular possible culprits performing under Robin’s disguise with fans.
And despite initially denying the rumours to pal and former TOWIE star Mark on his radio show on Thursday, the host was left convinced he’d caught him out by getting him to perform a rendition of Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling – the same song Robin performed on Saturday.
The debate began as Mark grilled Olly: “So listen, I’m gonna have this out with you Olls, right. The Masked Singer, you know The Masked Singer, don’t you?”
Olly confirmed he did, adding: “It’s on before The Voice, it’s the support act for the main show.”
The pair shared a laugh before Mark admitted he too has had numerous tweets from fans asking if it’s him behind the Robin mask.
However, the Heart radio host had a theory of his own that it was instead Olly performing.
“You are favourite [with the bookmakers] to be the Robin,” Mark informed his pal. “And there’s a reason that makes sense because people say me and you sound like each other.”
However, a few moments later, Mark then played a clip from Robin’s performance of the same song to compare the two vocals.
Adamant he could hear similarities between Olly and Robin, Mark asked The Voice judge to perform the hit one more time.
Olly, however, had other ideas as he replied: “Mate, I’ve got to go, sorry.”
Listeners heard Olly put the phone after coming under the microscope by Mark, as the Heart host joked: “We’ve stitched him!”
“I think we’ve got him,” Mark excitedly said to his listeners – but is Olly really the one under Robin’s mask?
A number of fans seem to think so as several replied to Heart’s official Twitter account applauding Mark’s detective skills.
“Oh, Mark what have you done? [cry laughing emoji],” one fan replied, with a second adding: “Well played mate [wink emoji].”
Fans will have to wait until Robin is unmasked on the ITV show to find out for sure.
The Masked Singer continues Saturday on ITV.