The Masked Dancer: Beetroot revealed as Dita Von Teese is third eliminated

The Masked Dancer’s Beetroot has been unmasked as Dita Von Teese, the third celebrity to be eliminated from the show.

The ITV competition continued tonight as five more characters – Beetroot, Llama, Zip, Knickerbocker Glory, and Scarecrow – shimmied onto the stage.

Dita is an American burlesque dancer who has been credited with re-popularising burlesque performance. The 48-year-old revealed that she ‘loved the show’ but she failed to impress the audience and judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan, and newbie Oti Mabuse.

Despite this, Jonathan said: ‘You move with such grace and elegance.’

Oti was frustrated as she revealed that she’d written Dita’s name down before crossing it out.

Dita admitted to the judges that, although she is a trained dancer, her style is mostly ballet-focused.

‘I always said I’m a failed ballerina, I’ve always wanted to be a ballerina,’ she said.

Dita explained that even though her dance teachers said she had nice movement, she ‘can’t follow choreography’.

The performer said being on the show was ‘a lot of fun’ but that she’d ‘rather be up here taking my clothes off.’

What were the clues?

  • American 
  • Green day 
  • Farm town girl from way up north 
  • Honesty box 
  • ‘Loos’ sign
  • Impress me much 
  • Glass half full girl 
  • Wandering around markets for hidden treasures 
  • Possible horse connection 
  • Loves history
  • ‘I party in the USA but there is English in these purple roots’
  • Known for driving an iconic car from the 60s
  • ‘I’m younger than I look’

This comes after host Joel Dommett said the ‘biggest celeb yet’ was going to be unveiled on The Masked Dancer tonight after previously unmasking

Previously pro dancer and Diversity star Jordan Banjo, as well as singer and media personality Louise Redknapp, had been unmasked.

‘There was one [reveal] in particular, that I genuinely… for me, it was the biggest reaction I gave when I was told it was them,’ he told ITV’s Lorraine today.

‘I just couldn’t believe that they’d done the show. I just never believed that they would do it.

‘And when they told me I was like “whaaaaat!” I couldn’t believe it. It’s mad.’

He added: ‘It’s one of the biggest reveals we’ve ever done.’

The dancers still left are Zip, Llama, Scarecrow, Rubber Chicken, Carwash, Frog, Beagle, Squirrel and Knickerbocker Glory.

The Masked Dancer airs every day this week, and is based on the wildly popular format of The Masked Singer, which has seen stars including Sophie Ellis Bextor, Mel B, and Nicola Roberts compete.

A UK adaptation of The Masked Dancer was commissioned due in part to the success of the original American version, which began airing its first season on Fox last December.

The Masked Dancer on ITV & the ITV Hub continues at 7.30pm on Tuesday

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