Fans are shocked as Bush Baby is unmasked as John Thomson in The Masked Singer

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Fans of The Masked Singer were left shocked on Saturday night when Bush Baby was revealed to be Cold Feet star John Thomson.

The hit ITV show, which sees celebrities disguised in elaborate costumes singing songs to be crowned winner, had just eight stars left.

After each one had performed a song, the audience then voted for both Bush Baby and Dragon to be placed in the bottom two.

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It was then down to the judges who elected to send Bush Baby home, meaning the public were able to see who was behind the adorable disguise.

It was revealed to be John Thomson, a comedian and actor who starred in Cold Feet, Men Behaving Badly and Coronation Street, among other things.

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Fans on Twitter were shocked by the revelation, with one writing: "Oh my goodness would never have thought #BushBaby was @JohnnyThomson2 genius #MaskedSingerUK @MaskedSingerUK."

Another added: "Best surprise yet! #bushbaby#MaskedSingerUK."

While a third tweeted: "So bushbaby was John Thomson #MaskedSingerUK of course please release me was the fast show theme I'd forgotten that good clues."

A fourth added: "I never would have guessed John Thompson for bush baby #MaskedSingerUK."

The actor had tried to throw people off the scent by donning an Australian accent.

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It definitely worked as even judge Jonathan Ross was surprised, and he had worked with the actor in the past.

Earlier on in the series, stars including Martine McCutcheon, Spice Girl Mel B and Martine McCutcheon Sophie Ellis-Bextor were unmasked.

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