WATCH: Audience baffled as Alan Johnson is unmasked on reality show

Dressed as a pharaoh, the former home secretary met glazed expressions when revealed on The Masked Singer singing contest.

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Imagine bagging a place in a studio audience for a glitzy reality talent show, getting all hyped up under the bright lights and flying cameras of live TV, watching celebs in intensely extravagant masks being unveiled before your eyes, and being met with… Alan Johnson.

Or, your mole should say, “former home secretary, the right honourable Alan Johnson!!!”, as host of ITV’s The Masked Singer Joel Dommett hysterically describes him in desperation above the baffled cheering.

The New Labour grandee looked particularly chuffed with himself, dressed as an opulent pharaoh, when his barely famous face was revealed to the glazed grins of the judges and politely excitable audience.

Your mole particularly enjoys judge Ken Jeong’s delayed, yet enthusiastic, reaction at the end:

I'm a mole, innit.

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