Masked Singer fans convinced ex Hollyoaks star Will Mellor is Badger after he signs up for Coronation Street role

THE Masked Singer fans are convinced ex Hollyoaks star Will Mellor is The Badger after he signed up for Corrie role.

Badger has left viewers scratching their heads as they try to work out who is behind the finalist's costume.

While the identity of the Badger remains a secret, many have a hunch it's Will.

Twitter is flooded with people confidently guessing that Badger is, with one writing: "I think badger is Will Mellor, it sounds just like him."

Another wrote: "So confusing tonight, badger now sounds like Will Mellor."

A third shared: "Still stuck on Will Mellor for badger."

A fourth added: "Badger is definitely Will Mellor, love love him. Can I hire him for my birthday?"

It's not been confirmed who is behind the Badger mask on The Masked Singer but he's been dropping clues on the hit show.

On his first appearance Badger said he'd "remained anonymous" for most of his career.

Judges Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall offered a wide range of guesses including Hairy Biker Dave Myers, actor Andy Serkis, singer Jay Kay from Jamiroquai, Luther actor Idris Elba – and even The Cheeky Girls and anonymous Top Gear driver The Stig.

He went on to be filmed around motorbikes and revealed he'd been shy around girls when young.

Badger added that he also wrote poetry and that his mum had opened up his gift at a young age.

Other clues included an Aussie hat, the periodic table and Milliner magazine.

Badger gave a nod to his identity singing Kelly Clarkson's Because Of You.

And he suggested he was from a large family.

In the semi-finals, Badger said he looked out for others and the VT showed him in the snow and giving out presents as he indicated he "tries to give back".

A sign post also pointed to The Woods, Blurry Lines Pond and The Valley.

The judges in semi-final week, which included Matt Lucas, were still divided over his ID.

They guessed Robin Thicke, Michael Buble, Louis Walsh, Matt Baker, Peter Andre, Jay Kay, Michael Gove, Adam Lambert, Sisqó, Chris Moyles and even The Fraggles.

One fan on Twitter shared: "Badger is an actor of some sort and there was reference to Barbara and they all thought Barbara Streisand but it could be Barbara Windsor.

"Someone who has been in EastEnders? Will Mellor was in Easties."

Will made his first appearance on EastEnders on May 2007 playing salesman Warren Stamp.

Willwill be joining Coronation Street in his first "out-and-out baddie" role as drugs lord Harvey.

His new ITV character will get gritty and hardcore in Coronation Street's Weatherfield as his drug ring becomes entangled with Leanne Battersby's son, Simon.

On his new role, Will said: "I’m honoured to be asked to come into Coronation Street, it’s such an iconic show and has been a huge part of my family life.

"When I started acting 32 years ago it was my mum’s dream for me to be in Corrie so I’m happy to finally be able to make it come true.

"It’s a Manchester institution and as a Manchester actor this is definitely a box ticked."

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