THE Masked Singer viewers proved their amazing sleuthing skills after figured out Glen Hoddle was the Grandfather Clock.
A critical postcode clue and a postcard of Bulgaria is what alerted fans to the Clock’s true identity.
Former footballer Glen Hoddle was revealed as Grandfather Clock on ITV’s The Masked Singer
The clue showed the postcode for Swindon where Glen used to play.
The Bulgaria reference was a clue because he first played for England against the Eastern European country.
There were plenty of clues in tonight’s episode that the Grandfather Clock was a former footballer.
He said during his clue segment: “I’m somewhat of a believer… I don’t know about miracles or anything like that but I’ve definitely seen the hand of God with my own two eyes.”
He performed Barry Manilow’s I Can’t Smile Without You on Saturday’s show
Many people guessed he was some kind of footballer
The studio audience put him into the bottom two with the judges deciding to send him packing
It refers to the controversial World Cup goal by Argentina’s Diego Maradona against England in the 1986 quarter-final in Mexico.
Fans wrote during the show on Twitter: “I’m going for Glen Hoddle. I think the goal keeper thing is a red herring. Played for England, played for Swindon and managed Swindon. #MaskedSingerUK.”
And another added: “Glen Hoddle debuted Bulgaria – postcard in Vt was to Bulgaria Thinking face #MaskedSingerUK.”
Desperate to learn who was inside the grandfather clock, the studio audience voted for him and the Viking to be in the bottom two.
Glen said he loves to sing but it’s ‘much easier singing in the kitchen’
Then judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan decided to keep the Viking, leaving Grandfather Clock to reveal himself.
Jonathan admitted he thought for moment it might have been Glen because he remembered the footballer had recorded a single in the 1980s.
In fact, he record the single Diamond Lights in 1987 his Spurs and England teammate Chris Waddle.
It was a hit at the time, cracking the UK top 20.
Glen was a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspurs, Chelsea, Monaco and Swindon
Glen admitted feeling very nervous but excited ahead of competing on ITV’s celebrity singing competition.
“I’ve always loved singing…. it’s easier in the kitchen,” he joked.
Speaking of his character, Glen said: “It was so endearing, I just fell in love with it,” and described competing on the show as “surreal” but that he “loved every minute of it”.
Jonathan Ross had thought momentarily the Grandfather Clock might have been Glen
Judge (L-R), Mo Gilligan, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross all guessed the clock was a footballer, but none guessed correctly
The former footballer then performed Barry Manilow’s I Can’t Smile Without You for a second time this evening, before bidding adieu to the show.
Tonight, Glen competed against Blob, Bush Baby, Viking and Harlequin battled it out to win over the audience.