After Jonathan stated he believed it might be Stephen Fry after Blobs latest performance, viewers took to Twitter to recommend that Jonathan was deliberately playing dumb over his real identity, given the voice and the huge Lenny shaped tips dropped in the hint bundles.
Jonathan and fellow detectives Davina McCall, Mo Gilligan and Rita Ora were back in action on Saturday night to see Grandfather Clock unmasked as football legend Glenn Hoddle.
Viewing Jonathan providing his guess, one Masked Singer viewer vented: “Found ourselves screaming at Jonathan Ross for pretending he didnt instantly recognise Lenny his life long pal,” and another tweeted: “Why are the panel pretending they do not acknowledge the totally recognisable voice of Lenny Henry on #MaskedSinger? Particularly Jonathan Ross – are they just trying to keep the mystery going?”
Hints that firmly point towards Blob being Lenny include one about playing an instructor – which Lenny performed in drama series Hope and Glory; him being called after a physician, which Lenny was, having actually been named after the physician who delivered him and the words red and nose on a board behind him in one VT, pointing to Lennys long-standing association with Red Nose Day and Comic Relief.
And its not just Jonathan either as other fans reckon Davina would identify Lennys voice. A third reacted: “Davina and Jonathan are not stating its Lenny Henry on purpose when you know for sure they def understand that its him, all of us know they go way back those 3”
Others are speculating that Jonathan will guess Blob is Lenny right prior to he is unmasked, just like he did when Martine McCutcheon was removed last week, with the EastEnders star sure he d know it was her.
But it is the identity of among the acts still left in the competition – Blob – that has some fans smelling a rat as they are sure that, like them, talk program host Jonathan must understand it is Lenny Henry in disguise.
Cynical Masked Singer audiences have actually implicated panellist Jonathan Ross of pretending not to know among this years entrants, despite their clues and voice being a big distribute.