Season 8 of The Masked Singer may have changed the format a little, but the competition is still fierce. The show features a panel of judges attempting to unmask celebrities wearing colorful disguises. Season 8 in particular has a brand-new set of rules and fun themed nights.
Leading up to the Sept. 28 episode, the subject of fan scrutiny was the Pi-Rat, whose costume seemed to be the amalgamation of a pirate and a rat. Who is the Pi-Rat? Let's discuss the clues and our best guesses before revealing the answer!
Pi-Rat on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
Leading up to the Sept. 28 episode of The Masked Singer, the only clues fans had been given were from promotional materials for the show and a Mask-Ray clip. Here's what we knew:
- Performs "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John
- Mask-Ray reveals a pirate hook
- Brief verbal spar with Donny Osmond
Pi-Rat on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
Due to a lack of clues, it was hard to guess who could be under the Pi-Rat mask, but that didn't stop people from trying. The clues led many to believe that actor Kelsey Grammer was the Pi-Rat. The hook clue could have symbolized his role as Captain Hook in the film Finding Neverland.
Other popular guesses included:
- Martin Short
- Jeff Dunham
- Johnny Depp
- Dustin Hoffman
So, who is Pi-Rat on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is… Jeff Dunham!
On Sept. 28, Pi-Rat was revealed to be stand-up comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham!
Tune in for more exciting and surprising reveals when The Masked Singer airs new episodes on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX!