The Masked Dancer final LIVE RECAP: Carwash WINS with Louis Smith unmasked as Squirrel and Zip also unveiled

CARWASH was crowned and The Masked Dancer champion was Louis Smith the whole time.

The former Olympic gymnast beat Squirrel, who was unveiled as Bonnie Langford in the final.

Take That's Howard Donald finished third after Zip missed out on the last two.

Earlier in the night, Scarecrow was unmasked as Tamzin Outhwaite – who is actually related to guest judge Holly Willoughby through her husband Dan Baldwin.

So stay tuned for all the latest action and fan theories below….

  • Jessica Lester

    "HEARTBROKEN IT'S OVER"

    Masked Dancer judge Davina McCall has taken to Twitter to share her devastation at the end of the competition.

    "We are now debriefing and I'm already grieving," she told her fans. "I am already feeling really sad that it's ended."

    She joked she would be "watching back on repeat".

  • Jessica Lester

    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH HOWARD

    Howard Donald was unmasked as The Zip in the final show last night.

    And now the star has taken to social media to show off what it was like being behind-the-scenes on the show.

    "Being unmasked was exhilarating after walking round the studio incognito," he said of the snap of himself in a black balaclava.

    Credit: @HowardDonald
  • Jessica Lester

    TOTALLY NUTS!

    Bonnie Langford was unmasked as Squirrel last night in a shock reveal.

    She's taken to Twitter alongside her cute-looking mask to open up about one final clue – her likeness to the mask – by pulling a funny face.

    Sharing the love with a series of heart emojis, Bonnie told fans the experience had been "nuts".

    We're wondering if she's taking the mask home!

  • Henna Sharma

    TOO OBVIOUS?

    Fans say they guessed Scarecrow’s identity way too early!

    The EastEnders actress, Tazmin Outhwaite, had links to some of the cryptic clues shown in the VTs.

    Eagle-eyed viewers spotted references to TV shows including New Tricks, Inside No 9, Hotel Babylon and even EastEnders – all of which she has been in at some point.

    Fans even noticed possible links to TV shows The Bill and Red Cap.

  • Henna Sharma

    AGE-DEFYING

    Fans are still in shock over Howard Donald’s age!

    The 53-year-old wowed viewers with his super energetic dance moves throughout the show as Zip.

    His physic looked like he was in good shape.

    One fan said: “Howard is in great shape for a 53 year old!”

    Another added: “Fair play to Howard Donald at the age of 53 to be able to pull off those moves?

  • Henna Sharma

    NEVER FORGET

    Masked Dancer fans claim they guessed Howard Donald from the very first time they saw Zip.

    Did you recognise Howard's signature moves?

  • Henna Sharma

    GOING FOR THE BRONZE

    Howard speaks out about coming third place!

    He noticed how his fans guessed him right and says they know him too well!

  • Henna Sharma

    AGE IS JUST A NUMBER

    Viewers still can’t get over Bonnie Langford’s age!

    The 56-year-old shocked viewers and judges alike when she was revealed as the super flexible and energetic Squirrel.

    Her amazing dance moves included dropping into the splits and running around the stage doing kicks next to her head.

    Viewers had Squirrel pegged as a 18-year-old and was convinced it was Eastenders’ actress Masie Smith.

    A super shocked guest panellist Holly Willoughby said: “The way you move your body around that stage its like your 18!”

  • Henna Sharma

    UNMASKED

    When asked why he did the show, Louis said: "it's been a very tough year for everyone."

    He wanted to "have a fun" and "put smiles of other people's faces."

    Joel said he smashed every routine before he went off to perform his last dance unmasked.

  • Henna Sharma

    FROM THE WINNER HIMSELF…

    Louis took to Twitter to speak out about his time on The Masked Dancer.

    He said it was a lot of fun and enjoyed the guesses.

  • Henna Sharma

    SINGER OR DANCER?

    Fans think The Masked Danced was better than The Masked Singer.

    Host Joel Dermott previously said on Lorraine that the new series of the Masked Singer may be underwhelming due to the epic staging and performance showstoppers from the dancing version of the show.

    Do you agree?

  • Henna Sharma

    "BONKERS"

    After gymnast Louis Smith was unmasked as Carwash, host Joel Dommett told him: "You've won another show!"

    Louis replied: "It's been the most bonkers thing I've ever done but the most enjoyable thing. It's been madness."

    Explaining some of the clues, Louis revealed the silver tyres were for his Olympic silver medal, while a joke about a 'little horse' was in reference to his gymnast apparatus of choice – the pommel horse.

  • Henna Sharma

    SHOCKER FOR HOLLY

    Guest judge Holly got a particular shock as she revealed she was practically related to Tamzin, 50, via her husband Dan Baldwin.

    Asked how she had found being on the show, Tamzin admitted it was: "Ludicrous, ridiculous and hilarious all at once."

    She added: "I used to dance and I haven't for a really long time."

  • Henna Sharma

    WOW

    West End and EastEnders star Bonnie Langford amazed everyone with her dancing ability and flexibility with her leg tilts, jump splits, developpes etc!

    Viewer were wowed when the 56-year-old did the splits at the end of her routine.

    A very deserving runner up!

  • Henna Sharma

    STUNNER

    Guest judge Holly flashed some flesh in a bright yellow, one-shouldered gown as she sat in the middle of the panel.

    Holly complimented her bright coloured dress with a chic wavy hairdo and a perfectly made up face.

    "This is really exciting!" Holly said as host Joel Dommett introduced her.

    "I thought our This morning sofa was mad but this beats it all!" the blonde TV star admitted.

  • Henna Sharma

    OOH LA LA

    Davina wowed viewers wearing a stunning strapless blue dress to tonight's final.

    She took to Instagram to thank her fellow panellists, host Joel, backing dancers and of course the celebrities with their outlandish costumes.

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by Davina McCall (@davinamccall)

  • Henna Sharma

    LOOKING SUAVE

    Comedian and judge Mo Gilligan looked dapper in The Masked Dancer final.

    He sported a velvet blazer in dark pink with sleek black lapels and a matching bow tie.

    Mo has slammed the show as "tough" – despite the judges FINALLY hearing celebrities speak ahead of a double elimination.

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by Mo Gilligan (@mothecomedian)

  • Henna Sharma

    SO CLOSE

    Judge Oti Mabuse shared a pic of her dancing next do Howard Donald from her time on Strictly Come Dancing.

    Zip was unmasked to be Howard in tonight's final.

    Oti claims she guessed Howard to be Zip but changed her mind last minute!

    She captioned the pic: "Shared the Blackpool floor with zip in 2015! And I changed my mind last minute 🙈🙈🙈🙈 anyway @howarddonald you were fantastic and a real gentleman."

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    A post shared by Oti Mabuse (@otimabuse)

  • Henna Sharma

    GLAM!

    Oti sparkled in tonight's final of The Masked Dancer.

    Covered in sequins, Oti's nude gown showcased a mermaid style skirt with a high neckline and cape.

    The judge wore her hair in an elegant up-do and a smokey-eye makeup look.

    View this post on Instagram

    A post shared by Oti Mabuse (@otimabuse)

  • Henna Sharma

    TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

    Howard Donald AKA Zip congratulated Louis and Bonnie for coming first and second place on the first ever series of The Masked Dancer.

    He added that his fellow contestants should be so proud of themselves.

  • Henna Sharma

    BACKSTAGE

    Bonnie shared a backstage photo from The Masked Dancer final.

    She said she cherishes the moment just before the results, even though they didn't know who each other were!

  • Henna Sharma

    STUNNER

    Presenter Holly Willoughby looked amazing in her one-shoulder lemon yellow dress.

    The blonde beauty said how proud she was of Tazim as Scarecrow even though she didn't guess right.

    She also congratulated Louis for winning the first ever Masked Dancer trophy.

  • Henna Sharma

    NEVER FORGET

    Zip was unveiled to be Take That's Howard Donald.

    But, eagle-eyed fans spotted Howard moves from the start.

  • Henna Sharma

    AGE-DEFYING

    Fans are still in shock over Howard Donald's age!

    The 53-year-old wowed viewers with his super energetic dance moves throughout the show as Zip.

    His physic looked like he was in good shape.

    One fan said: "Howard is in great shape for a 53 year old!"

    Another added: "Fair play to Howard Donald at the age of 53 to be able to pull off those moves?

  • Henna Sharma

    SO CLOSE

    Davina was so close to guessing the identity of Zip!

    Zip was unmasked and was revealed to be Howard Donald.

    But Davina guessed Zip was Howard's bandmate Jason Orange.

    Some fans also thought it may be Robbie Williams.

    Do you get half points for getting the band right?

     

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