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Bush Baby is a masked celebrity contestant on the second UK series of The Masked Singer.


Bush Baby resembles an actual baby. He has a tan head with brown around his eyes, metallic mouth with a pink nose and whiskers, he also has spiky ears. He wears a yellow onesie with different colored building blocks with a pouch and it is covered in tiny yellow jewels. He also has a yellow necklace with a little stuffed orange and purple butterfly, ladybug, a pink pacifier, and a stuffed blue and cyan snail.


Week Song Selection Result
2 "Delilah" by Tom Jones WIN
4 "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley vs. JXL SAFE
5 "Release Me" by Engelbert Humperdinck ELIM


Week Clue
2 Good evening, I'm Bush Baby. Night is about to fall, so I'm wide awake. I'm a nocturnal creature, night time is when you might find me up and about. Bush babies are very cheeky and full of mischief. You want to see a magic trick? Oh, I've got some tricks up my sleeve. Whoops. This isn't my first competition and I've been training. This mask might obscure who I am but I think you'll agree my fez is familiar. Tonight I'm bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to go.
4 In my first appearance, I used my magic skills to trick the panel. But now the real fun begins, as I whip up a special dish of confusion and misdirection with a big dollop of cuteness on the side. In my last performance the panel might not have said thank you for the music, but they definitely had a great time. The best bit is they haven't got a clue who I am, and I am here to play the game. At the end of the day, the winner takes it all. I've cobbled together a game plan to become the ultimate master of deception. I have a great disguise. Yes. Am I good at accents? Absolutely. Am I a trickster? That's the name of the game. Tonight, I'm using my whole box of tricks to make sure, I skip through to the next round.
5 I was cooking on gas, but the panel haven't given a guess yet that's truly worth it's salt. This little bushbaby couldn't be happier. Let the games continue. I might be a bushbaby, but I think I've been very well behaved, although famously good behaviour isn't something I've been known for. [Okay, everybody stand by] Roger, Roger, are you there, Roger? But I'm not complaining. I've had a great run and I'm here to put on a show. My favourite thing has always been. to entertain, ha, I love the attention. In fact, I made it my job. But don't get me wrong, I'm very serious about being funny come check off me out sometime darling. Tonight, I'm putting all the jokes aside.
Two Lies and a Truth Answer
I'm associated with activities in the night sky
I know the recipe to success
I've worked with children and animals
Clue Answers
The hanging socks in the clue VT hinted towards John acting in Cold Feet
The cooking references hinted towards John taking part in Celebrity Masterchef
The briefcase was a clue to John playing a children's entertainer in Coronation Street
The chekhov book pointed to John being a classically trained actor
Unmasked Answers
The zoo sign was a reference to John's appearance on 90s TV show Saturday Zoo alongside Jonathan
The "Nocturnal Creature" reference is a nod to being a comedian and often working at night
The term 'cobbled' relates to his role on the Cobbles of Coronation Street
John is a talented drummer, even listing it as one of his professions on Twitter
He is also a keen magician and can regularly be found at magic conventions
The reference to his behaviour relates to his appearances on TV sitcom, Men Behaving Badly
Tonight, John sang 'Release Me', the theme tune to The Fast Show which he famously appeared in
The red blocks on Bush Baby's costume spell the word 'Gifford' - the surname of his character in Cold Feet

Final Guesses[]

Episode Mo's Guess Davina's Guess Rita's Guess Jonathan's Guess
4 Joe Swash John Torode Jamie Oliver Gino D'Acampo


  • The song "Release Me" is the theme to John Thomson's show The Fast Show.
  • Davina had previously guessed John to be the Hedgehog in Season 1.
  • The costume for Bush Baby was used in a segment of the eighteenth series of 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' as a part of a new segment known as 'The Masked Humdinger', alongside the costumes for both Bagpipes & Viking.