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The Masked Singer reveals NBA star Dwight Howard as The Octopus in first EVER double elimination on season premiere

THE Masked Singer revealed NBA star Dwight Howard as The Octopus during the first EVER double elimination.

Fox's competition show returned for its season 6 premiere on Wednesday.

The Masked Singer made history during the latest episode when two contestants were eliminated in one night.

The first contestant to be kicked off of the show was The Octopus, who was revealed to be NBA star Dwight, 35.

Following the Octopus’ performance, the judges gave their feedback to the “tallest contestant the show has ever had.”

MAKING GUESSES

Nicole Scherzinger, 43, guessed it could be Shaq, though Jenny McCarthy, 48, chimed in a said the singer’s guess was wrong because “Shaq has more of a Dad bod.”

Once it was revealed the Octopus had been eliminated, the judges were given one more opportunity to guess his identity before host Nick Cannon, 40, unmasked the contestant.

The panel revealed their final guesses, with Nicole sticking to her guess that it was Shaq under the mask.

Meanwhile, Ken Jeong, 52, said Dwight and Jenny picked Dennis Rodman as her guess.

Robin Thicke, 44, said he thought the performer was Joel Embiid.

MAMA'S BOY

Once he was unmasked, the contestant told the panel: “It was hot in this suit. The mask weighed like 55 pounds.

“I was sweating, smiling and singing.”

Nick then asked: “The reason you did this show is because it’s your mom’s favorite show right?”

The NBA star replied: “Yes and this morning at set, my mom was like, ‘What are you doing? You’re on the Masked Singer? Oh my god!’

“I would have stayed here all Summer.”

DOUBLE ELIMINATION

The following contestant to be eliminated was Mother Nature.

When the panel had to make their final guesses of who was under the mask, Ken picked Tiffany Haddish.

Nicole initially said Chelsea Handler, though changed her guess to Tracee Ellis Ross.

Robin agreed with Nicole and said it was Tracee Ellis Ross, while Jenny sided with Ken and guessed Tiffany.

To the disappointment of viewers, the episode ended as Mother Nature began to take off her mask.

Fans will get to learn the contestant’s identity on Thursday’s episode of The Masked Singer, which will open with the big reveal.

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