Katherine Ryan ‘flattered’ to be mistaken for Gemma Collins on The Masked Singer

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Katherine Ryan was Pigeon on The Masked Singer. (ITV)

Katherine Ryan has been unmasked as Pigeon on The Masked Singer, and mentioned she was “flattered” to be mistaken for Gemma Collins and Stacey Solomon.

The comic had saved the panel fooled through the use of a convincing Essex accent when she carried out as Pigeon, a grandmother who favored to rap.

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Lots of the panel had guessed that she was Essex natives Collins and Solomon, which Canadian Ryan – who now lives within the UK – mentioned was the last word praise.

She mentioned: “I used to be flattered that the panel thought I would really be from Essex like Gemma Collins or Stacey Solomon.

“They even guessed Maya Jama which – to be sincere – I’m mistaken for occasionally even with no masks. We’re very comparable. Each gorgeous and proficient.”

Guesses included Gemma Collins and Stacey Solomon. (Getty)

Guesses included Gemma Collins and Stacey Solomon. (Getty)

Talking after being unmasked on Saturday, Ryan mentioned: “I can solely do a form of Essex accent as a result of I watch a lot actuality TV.”

The 39-year-old, who gave beginning to her third little one in December, mentioned {that a} huge a part of why she selected her costume had been its capacity to disguise her child bump.

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Ryan mentioned: “I used to be fairly pregnant whereas filming and I believed the large pigeon costume would disguise that.

“It was vital for me that the character had a face as a result of a few of them don’t, however I personally join higher to the characters with faces. I felt prefer it was vital to symbolize a robust pensioner and I beloved that Pigeon was all comedy and never making an attempt to be engaging for anybody else.”

Pigeon had the panel fooled. (ITV)

Pigeon had the panel fooled. (ITV)

She added of her Masked Singer expertise: “I’m not able to getting nervous. I don’t know why.

“It was definitely more durable to sing and breathe being pregnant and contained in the costume, nevertheless it wasn’t claustrophobic for me or uncomfortable in any respect. I fairly loved the solitude in there.

“I used to be simply excited to carry out, and so they say that being nervous and being excited are very comparable feelings chemically.”

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