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Zip is a contestant on the first series of The Masked Dancer UK.

Appearance[]

Zip wears a flamboyant patterned jumpsuit with a zipped up pattern on the front, black sunglasses with pink lenses, gold gloves, and blue sneakers. His head resembles a golden brown zipper. He has bushy purple hair.

Dance/Music[]

Week Song Selection Placement
1 "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang/"Good Times" by Chic WIN
"Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang SAFE
"A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay BTM3
"Use It Up and Wear It Out" by Odyssey SAFE
"Super Freak" by Rick James SAFE
"Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang/"Good Times" by Chic 3RD PLACE

Clues[]

Week Clue
1 Who's Zip? It's me silly. The life and soul of the party and I love disco. Hey DJ, play another song. I'm in the zone. Shimmy to the left, twist to the right. You can count on me to give this competition everything I've got. I'm here to paint the town red, yellow, green and blue. Don't start thinking I'm an open and shut case. I may be letting myself go on the dancefloor, but who's behind the mask? I'm keeping that zipped.
Last time, you got to see there's no flies on me. I'm ready to break out the bell bottoms and zip up the competition and from the panel's guesses, it's evident there none the wiser to this hip zip. I've led a funky lifestyle, a rollercoaster for sure. It's been a life well lived and I've got the trophies to prove it. I've even helped England score points. But if I was to unzip my personality, I'd say I'm a bit of a thrill-seeker, a disco daredevil. Hold on though, it's second nature to me. I've been on the circuit a long time. Time to zip it. This disco diva will catch you on the flip side.
The panel's guesses, they're no closer to unzipping my identity. Looking back, this zip's life has been far out, but it all started differently. The way my parents raised me up, I dreaded the thought of a normal zip-up job, but I did get dropped from my first job for being late, but it was up to the boss to get me my break. Now here I am, a vital part of everyday clothes. I mean, how many zips do you know who have worked with a thin white duke. But us zips, don't just go in one direction. There's plenty more thread on the needle.
Hey, disco dudes. My last performance, my heart skipped a beat. I'm no open-and-shut case. Looking fly. I'm a Zip that likes to fasten up to like-minded material, a team player, joint responsibility. Being part of a successful squad, we make up our own rules. Not many can say they've got the house to do something they've never done before. Nor would many say they've tried to fly without wings. There's enough hints for you disco dancers. I don't want to come undone.
The panel's guesses so close, but no cigar. Through all the ups and downs, this zip has progressed to the final. From a little zip... to a big zip. And yesterday's news, I am not and look I'm in the Final! I'm gonna give this moment everything I've got.
Two Lies and a Truth Answer
My eye colour has influenced my career
Who is Zip? It's not the only elephant in the room
I earned my bread and butter behind the scenes
Clue Answers
'I've got the trophies to prove it' nodded to the 8 BRIT awards Howard's won with Take That
Howard was a vehicle painter before Take That, hence 'Paint the town red, yellow, green, and blue'
The clue packages set in a nightclub hinted at Howard's work as a DJ
The punchline 'How do you drive this thing?' nodded to Howard's love of racing cars
'SWW' on the back of Zip's head were the initials of Howard's solo single 'Speak Without Words'

Final Guesses[]

Week Mo's Guess Davina's Guess Holly's Guess Oti's Guess Jonathan's Guess
1 Shane Richie Goldie Donny Osmond Marvin Humes David Seaman

Videos[]

Trivia[]

  • Holly guessed Zip to be Donny Osmond however he was Peacock in the first season of The Masked Singer (US), and had previously been a Guest Panellist on the first Series of The Masked Singer (UK).
  • Oti had previously guessed Zip to be Howard, however Howard was not her final guess.

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