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The Masked Singer down is another costumed legend. On Wednesday night’s episode, not one but two contestants were eliminated. Losing to his Group A teammates, Jester was the first of the two to return home. He won’t be alone, as The Bull, Skunk or Pepper will join him shortly. In the meantime, we’ve learned who’s behind Jester’s spooky cover. Scroll down for Jester’s identity (if you weren’t already watching through FuboTV or another live service). Spoilers ahead!
After a brief but confusing run The Masked Singer, Jester was revealed to be none other than Johnny Rotten, the lead singer of iconic punk rock band The Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols and their 1977 album Never mind the bullshit, here come the Sex Pistols are credited with igniting the punk movement within the rock genre. Rotten, real name John Lydon, was the band’s lead singer for their brief but hard-hitting run, and he also fronted the band Public Image Ltd.
#JesterMask played his cards well!
— The Masked Singer (@MaskedSingerFOX) November 11, 2021
The judges’ guesses were in the rock genre but were still totally wrong. Ken Jeong stuck to his first impression of Roger Daltrey from The Who. Nicole Scherzinger cast Gene Simmons (changing her first impression of Sammy Hagar). Robin Thicked originally cast Alice Cooper but moved on to Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Jenny McCarthy cast Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. Will.i.am, the guest judge for the evening, focused on Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott.
Jester’s outing follows Beach Ball, which was actually two contestants in one suit (reality TV stars Mama June and Honey Boo Boo). Previously we met Hamster (actor Rob Schneider), Cupcake (Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters) and Baby (comedian Larry the Cable Guy), Dalmation (rapper Tyga), Puffer Fish (R&B legend Toni Braxton) , Octopus (Los Angeles Laker player Dwight Howard) and Mother Nature (actress Vivica A. Fox).
The Masked Singer Season 6 airs Wednesdays on FOX, starting at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch live via FuboTV (get a free trial here). You can also watch The Masked Singer using Hulu, where episodes air the day after they air. Stay tuned to PopCulture.com for more weekly updates on The Masked Singer and its revelations.