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Richie Sambora surprised many when he was revealed as a contestant on the U.K’s edition of The Masked Singer.

The former Bon Jovi guitarist was the character named “Jacket Potato,” which is what baked potatoes are often called in the U.K. His getup was even complete with silver clothing emulating aluminum foil. In the clip below, the judges were thrilled and stunned to learn Sambora was “Jacket Potato.”

During his time on The Masked Singer UK, Sambora unsurprisingly sang mostly rock songs. Among the songs he sang were Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” and Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas.”


As with the American version of the show, clues were offered about each contestant. One of the video clues about Sambora showed him in costume holding a thermometer. Once he removed the thermometer, the temperature was 4,316 degrees Celcius. When converted, that’s 7800 degrees Fahrenheit, which was also the title of Bon Jovi’s second studio album. As far as clues go, that is very clever.


Sambora’s daughter, Ava, took to her Instagram stories and shared, “The secret is out! My talented daddio was on the Masked Singer UK and absolutely crushed it!” Richie responded via Twitter after a fan account shared her message saying, “I love u Ava so much.”


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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