The Masked Singer UK’s Owl is unveiled as TV icon leaving viewers gobsmacked as host Joel Dommet declares: ‘This is the best reveal we have ever had!’

The Masked Singer UK’s Owl was revealed on Saturday as none other than ITV icon Lorraine Kelly.

The moment left viewers at home stunned as the broadcaster, 64, removed her large mask to wild applause from the studio audience.

Judges Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall joined Ellie Goulding on the panel, but no one could have guessed that it was actually Lorraine strutting her stuff on stage.

With host Joel Dommet exclaiming: ‘This might be one of the best reveals we’ve ever had on the show!’.

Unable to wipe the big smile off her face, Lorraine gushed: “I loved being Owl, I loved every second, the show is such a joy.”

The Masked Singer UK's Owl was revealed on Saturday as none other than ITV icon Lorraine Kelly

The Masked Singer UK’s Owl was revealed on Saturday as none other than ITV icon Lorraine Kelly

The moment left viewers at home stunned as the broadcaster, 64, removed her large mask to wild applause from the studio audience

The moment left viewers at home stunned as the broadcaster, 64, removed her large mask to wild applause from the studio audience

Judges Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall joined Ellie Goulding on the panel, but no one could have guessed that it was actually Lorraine strutting her stuff on stage.

Judges Rita Ora, Mo Gilligan, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall joined Ellie Goulding on the panel, but no one could have guessed that it was actually Lorraine strutting her stuff on stage.

Viewers at home rushed to X, formerly known as Twitter, following the revelation with one gushing: ‘I never saw that… Lorraine!’.

And: ‘Lorraine Kelly! I’m shaking!’.

Someone else wrote: ‘You could have given me 1000 guesses and I would never have found Lorraine Kelly’.

With another addition: ‘No! Another week where I was completely wrong! Lorraine Kelly is Owl! Love this show!’.

A fourth typed: ‘Lorraine Kelly #maskedsingeruk …didn’t see that one coming!’.

And a fifth added: ‘Lorraine Kelly is Owl wow’.

With a sixth saying: ‘It was a shock, I didn’t know Lorraine could sing!’.

While someone else said: ‘Owl was Lorraine Kelly?! WHAAAAAAT?’.

Unable to wipe the big smile off her face, Lorraine said: 'I loved being Owl, I loved every second, the show is so joyful'

Unable to wipe the big smile off her face, Lorraine said: ‘I loved being Owl, I loved every second, the show is so joyful’

Host Joel Dommet exclaimed: 'This might be one of the best reveals we've ever had on the show!'

Host Joel Dommet exclaimed: ‘This might be one of the best reveals we’ve ever had on the show!’

Lorraine admitted she was surprised the judges didn't pick up on her Scottish accent

Lorraine admitted she was surprised the judges didn’t pick up on her Scottish accent

Lorraine later admitted she was shocked the panel didn’t pick up on his Scottish accent.

Says: ‘I’ve worked really hard to try not to be too Scottish, but I thought they’d get me straight away, and I thought it was hilarious who they say’.

‘It was really funny. I was really glad they didn’t get me’.

She later took to Instagram to break her silence following the episode, saying in a pre-recorded video: “Hi there, yes that was me, I was Owl on The Masked Singer, congratulations if you guessed”.