Who Is Under the Hedgehog Mask on 'The Masked Singer'? (SPOILERS)


Sep. 21 2022, Updated 9:04 p.m. ET

Hedgehog 'The Masked Singer'
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Are you ready for Season 8 of The Masked Singer? Instead of grouping characters by category, this season has "theme nights" that include tributes to the Muppets, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more!

One of the competitors that fans have been curious about so far is the Hedgehog. Who is Hedgehog on The Masked Singer? Let's dive into all the clues and guesses we had leading up to Season 8 premiere before revealing who was really beneath the mask!

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Hedgehog in 'The Masked Singer.'
Source: FOX

Hedgehog on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues

Leading up to the Season 8 premiere, there was no clue package available for the Hedgehog, but in a preview clip for the episode, Ken Jeong has a few guesses about who it was based on the following hints:

  • Mask-ray revealed a carrot
  • Performed "Love Me Do" and "sounds like Ringo Starr"
  • Mask itself was a hedgehog costume with a black button-up shirt and a bowler hat
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Hedgehog on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses

Based on the limited clues fans were given, a few options were swirling about who could be beneath the Hedgehog mask. The first suggestion, from Reddit, said that James Marsden (Westworld, Enchanted) was behind the mask. James is known for voicing a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog films, which would explain his costume.

L-R: James Marsden, James Corden, Elton John
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Another suggestion said the Hedgehog was James Corden, who is British ("sounds like Ringo") and the carrot refers to his role in the film Peter Rabbit.

Other suggestions for who was behind the Hedgehog mask included:

  • Elton John
  • Ringo Starr
  • Carrot Top
  • Tom Kenny

So, who is Hedgehog on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is... Monty Python comedian Eric Idle!

Tune in for more exciting and surprising reveals when The Masked Singer airs new episodes on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX!

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