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Gloria Hunniford

Gloria Hunniford

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Gloria Hunniford

So Gloria Hunniford’s big secret is out. Unmasked as the latest celebrity contestant after belting out ‘Big Spender’ on the hit ITV guessing game show The Masked Singer, you’d need to go back a long time to recall the Portadown born presenter had a entertainment career in her early days.

Life, she said, took her down another route, but the show’s oldest swinger in town so far, now aged 81, couldn’t resist another fling behind the microphone. The former recording artist, who released two albums in the 1970s, said she had enjoyed every moment of the challenge on such a big stage again.

“I didn’t realise just how big the show was until I got involved,” she said.

Though hiding behind her lavish snow leopard costume, many viewers and panellist Jonathan Ross weren’t fooled.

“I was very surprised that people guessed me so quickly,” said Hunniford.

Just as well she didn’t sing Laura Brannigan’s 1982 hit Gloria, then everyone would have got her number even sooner!

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