Skunk Anansie's Skin stunned fans of the hit ITV show The Masked Singer this weekend when she was unmasked as the singer inside the giant duck costume.

And now that the secret is out she decided to share another one with viewers, regarding the costume which she said was "quite awful in many ways".

In fact the legendary British rock singer described it as "heaven and hell", and explained that it was a struggle to wear the costume, which weighed about two stone.

"It was extremely heavy. The heaviest part was the head, which meant my shoulders ached," she said.

Skin performs as part of Skunk Anansie in Manchester last year

Speaking on the panel of ITV daytime talk show Loose Women she added: "The producer was in my ear in the weird radio mic telling me to dance around but I couldn't actually breathe.

"Luckily the costume department changed it for me and I had fans added in."

Skin said the duck costume she wore for The Masked singer was extremely heavy
Skin in the duck costume

Skin, whose real name is Deborah Anne Dyer, had been on the Saturday night show for an impressive seven weeks, before being voted off on Saturday, after the celebrity panel of judges that included Davina Mccall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Kelly and Sharon Osbourne failed to guess who she was.

She also described the moment she had to choose what costume she would be wearing for the show.

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"I had to give it a minute because there was lots of different characters and I was kind of like, they're not really me."

Producers them offered up the option of a Duck, and, "I went, you’ve got to be joking. But the more I thought about it, [the more I came round to it],' she said.

"My bass player was in the living room and his sister was watching it in the kitchen and literally fell over because he saw a giant duck."