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The Masked Singer plunged into chaos after TV star appears to accidentally reveal that they are Dippy Egg live on air

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The Masked Singer has been plunged into chaos after a TV star appeared to reveal that they are Dippy Egg live on air.

Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer made a blunder this weekend during the Channel 4 show.

On the show Simon, 60, and his co-host Tim Lovejoy were interviewing actress Julia Sawalha. 

Julia was unmasked as Bubble Tea during Saturday night’s episode and was discussing the show with the two men.

However during the chat he seemed to let slip that he was in fact in the Dippy Egg costume.

The Masked Singer has been plunged into chaos after a TV star appeared to reveal that they are Dippy Egg live on air

The Masked Singer has been plunged into chaos after a TV star appeared to reveal that they are Dippy Egg live on air

Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer (right) made a blunder this weekend during the Channel 4 show.

Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer (right) made a blunder this weekend during the Channel 4 show.

On the show Simon, 60, and his co-host Tim Lovejoy were interviewing actress Julia Sawalha (seen) who was shocked after the gaffe

On the show Simon, 60, and his co-host Tim Lovejoy were interviewing actress Julia Sawalha (seen) who was shocked after the gaffe

The chef made the blunder after Julia admitted she had no idea what bubble tea was when she signed up to do the show.

Simon then chipped in: ‘I always assumed that you picked your own costumes because I know with me as Dippy…’

He then abruptly stopped speaking and said ‘Ohh!’ before covering his mouth as Julia looked equally as shocked and surprised. 

Simon then quipped: ‘I think I gave it away then…’

ITV has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.

Julia was unveiled as Bubble Tea during Saturday’s episode of The Masked Singer UK.

The moment left guest panellist Jennifer Saunders – who was standing in for Rita Ora – stunned as she had no idea Julia was behind the mask.

Actress Julia, played Saffron ‘Saffy’ Monsoon in Absolutely Fabulous from 1992 to 2012, with the sitcom being created by Jennifer, 65, who played her mother Edina ‘Eddie’ Monsoon.

Simon chipped in: 'I always assumed that you picked your own costumes because I know with me as Dippy...'

Simon chipped in: ‘I always assumed that you picked your own costumes because I know with me as Dippy…’

He then abruptly stopped speaking and said 'Ohh!' before covering his mouth as Julia looked equally as shocked and surprised

He then abruptly stopped speaking and said ‘Ohh!’ before covering his mouth as Julia looked equally as shocked and surprised

Julia was unmasked as Bubble Tea during Saturday night's episode and was discussing the show with the two men

Julia was unmasked as Bubble Tea during Saturday night’s episode and was discussing the show with the two men

After going up against Owl, Bubble Tea was chosen to be unmasked and, after revealing her identity, Julia shouted: ‘Mummy!’ at a shocked-looking Jenifer.

Jennifer shouted: ‘Darling, what are you doing here?!’

Julia told host Joel Dommett of her time on the show: ‘I’ve loved it. My friend earlier this year said, ‘You don’t sing enough Julia’.

‘And then this came up and I thought, ‘I really need to do something I’m absolutely terrified of’.’

Asked how it was to see her ‘mother’ again, she added: ‘Just beautiful… really special.’

However, the moment left some viewers of the show suspicious, with many taking to social media to insist the result had been fixed as Jennifer was temporarily on the show as a panellist while stepping in for regular Rita.

One person wrote on Twitter: ‘What a fix! Bubble Tea/Julia Sawalha had to be unmasked because of the AbFab connection with Jennifer Saunders. Makes for a better reveal!’

While someone else posted: ‘Clearly another fixed result so bubble tea was revealed when Jennifer Saunders was on.’

‘That seems like such a fix. Producers getting Jennifer Saunders on and then saying they have to vote out Julia Sawalha. Not one to do this but I’m definitely calling it,’ shared someone else. 

Another show fan asked: ‘So I guess this is why Bubble Tea was unmasked cause Jennifer Saunders was on the panel?’

While someone else remarked: ‘That was such a fix so they could unmask Julia in front of Jennifer cause owl was deffo worse than her!’ 

Someone else posted: ‘Bubble tea was the perfect person to be unmasked tonight considering the guest judge!’

‘#MaskedSingerUK even having watched the reveal I still can’t believe who Bubble Tea is!!!’, wrote another audience member at home. 

And someone else commented: ‘Genius to have #BubbleTea unmasked this week!’

This week, the show was kickstarted by Piranha, who sang Treasure by Bruno Mars.

They were followed by Eiffel Tower, who performed Angels by Robbie Williams, and panellist Davina McCall guessed they could be Sex And The City’s Sarah Jessica Parker, while Jonathan Ross said it could be Alison Moyet.

Owl sang Don’t Stop Movin’ by S Club 7 and Mo Gilligan thought that she could be Waterloo Road star Kym Marsh, while Saunders guessed former footballer Alex Scott.

Air Fryer sang The Final Countdown by Europe and Ross said it could be Australian actor Russell Crowe.

Following the sing-off, the panellists decided to save Owl – meaning Bubble Tea was unmasked.

It comes after Rat was revealed as Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas during last Saturday’s episode of the singing contest.

Talking about the panel’s guesses Shirley told host Joel Dommett: ‘I was very flattered actually because I just don’t sing at all and some of the people that you were saying, was like wow!

‘It was one of the best times of my life. It was way out of my comfort zone and I totally loved it.’

Referring to panellist Jonathan Ross, Shirley continued: ‘I was very surprised about Jonathan. I mean, Jonathan’s a friend of mine. I’ve been on his shows and we’ve talked about Kilimanjaro, some of those clues he should have known and he didn’t get it!

‘They were so off, they called me some amazing singers and actors! I’ll take that!’

Dance champion Shirley had given several clues to her real identity during her time on the series.

It came after Julia was unveiled as Bubble Tea during Saturday's episode of The Masked Singer UK

It came after Julia was unveiled as Bubble Tea during Saturday’s episode of The Masked Singer UK  

The moment left guest panellist Jennifer Saunders - who was standing in for Rita Ora - stunned as she had no idea Julia was behind the mask

The moment left guest panellist Jennifer Saunders – who was standing in for Rita Ora – stunned as she had no idea Julia was behind the mask 

She noted she had ‘crossed paths with danger’ after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief in 2019, whilst the costume’s tattoos were a nod to the body art she has inked across her behind.

She said: ‘I’ve got tattoos all over my backside and then I tattooed my boyfriend’s name on it – I’m not sure that one was a good idea. Bruno [Tonioli] used to make me show him them!’

Shirley’s exit came after Pointless host Alexander Armstrong was unmasked as Chicken Caesar in week two, whilst singer Dionne Warwick was unmasked as Weather in the first episode of the new series.

The Masked Singer UK airs on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV1, ITVX & STV.

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