Who is Scarecrow in The Masked Dancer? The celebrity’s identity revealed

June 5, 2021, 8:09 PM | Updated: June 5, 2021, 8:17 PM

Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Who is the Scarecrow? Here are all the theories and clues we have so far about The Masked Dancer contestant…

The Scarecrow came fourth in The Masked Dancer – and was revealed as EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite.

The guest judge was flabbergasted to see her ‘cousin-in-law’ smiling broadly as she lifted the huge bag’s head from her shoulders.

Tamzin, 50, said she based her character on a teenager to try to keep the judges off her case.

She said: “I was basing Scarecrow on a teenager to make them think I’m a boy or a youngster.

“I looked at the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz to find a character.”

Tamzin, pictured earlier this month, was Scarecrow

Tamzin, pictured earlier this month, was Scarecrow.


The Masked Dancer is in full swing, and we love donning our detective hats and playing the best guessing game on TV.

The ITV show is a spin-off from The Masked Singer, meaning it sees a group of mystery celebrities don elaborate costumes and perform in front of a live audience and studio panel.

As the name suggests, however, The Masked Dancer will see them do a dance rather than a song.

One of the participating characters is Scarecrow. Here’s what we know who it could be…

Who is the Scarecrow?

Who is the Scarecrow?

Photo: ITV

Who is the Scarecrow?

The latest odds (from betting fair) on their celebrity identity are as follows:

  • Nicholas Adams 5/4
  • Jessica Ennis Hill 3/1
  • Joe Suggest 5/1
  • H From steps 9/1
  • Stacey Solomon 16/1
Could Nicola Adams be the scarecrow?

Could Nicola Adams be the scarecrow?

Photo: ITV

In their first clue packet, Scarecrow said, “Look who it is, it’s me! Scarecrow!

“Hey, I hope I didn’t scare you.

“Who am I kidding? I haven’t scared anyone in years. That’s the problem with old charity clothes.

“I’m wearing the latest up-cycled season, but pesky clothes, they just don’t scare anyone.

“But I’m very proud of my work.

“The best thing is that I choose my pose very early in the morning. I’m so excited, tonight is my night off.

“Break a wooden leg!”

Before their second performance, Scarecrow said, “I keep jumping hurdles. I’ve won awards for being exceptional in my field.

“Breaking news – we scarecrows have brains. I love to read and write, you know. I worked at the Times in my prime.”

Scarecrow also said, “I wasn’t always a country girl, I love going back to town – don’t stop me now!”

Who could Scarecrow be?

Who could Scarecrow be?

Photo: ITV

Ahead of their semi-final performance, Scarecrow said they were a “born decoy” and said their life as Scarecrow had been “exciting in so many ways, it feels like a ‘big dream'”.

Who else was part of The Masked Dancer’s lineup?

The full list of candidates (past and present) is as follows:

Who are the judges of The Masked Dancer?

Oti Mabuse, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan are part of the series’ panel.

Speaking of his enthusiasm for the show, Jonathan Ross said: “What people don’t know is that I’m secretly a dance expert and can spot a ball change from a box step. no problem. The title of best detective of the panel is definitely coming to me!”

Mo Gilligan added: “I love The Masked Singer. It’s crazy joy, which we all need right now – so when ITV asked me if I wanted to join The Masked Dancer, of course I said a huge yes! I’m really looking forward to getting back with the team for another brilliant run.”

The Masked Dancer UK ends Saturday June 5

The Masked Dancer UK ends on Saturday June 5th.

Photo: ITV

Who hosts The Masked Dancer?

Joel Dommett of the Masked Singer is back to host the show.

Speaking of his excitement for the show, Joel said: “Well, this should be an amazing fun twist…will anyone do the twist?! The Masked Dancer is that little bit of silly fun that our lives have had. need it right now and I’m so excited to host it. I can’t wait to see amazing costumes, epic performances, and accidentally say Masked Singer at least five times.

Colleen D. Ervin