Masked Dancer’s astronaut is axed… as he’s revealed to be Desperate Housewives’ Jesse Metcalfe

Jesse Metcalfe became the first celeb to be unmasked on the return of ITV’s Masked Dancer on Saturday night.

The Desperate Housewives actor, 43, was revealed to be the star behind Astronaut during the episode – to the shock of judges Peter Crouch, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Oti Mabuse.

The show has returned for another season with a brand new cast of celebrity contestants that viewers can guess the identity of – they’re hiding behind costumes like Candlestick, Scissors, Odd Socks, Prawn Cocktail and Pillar and Post.

Uncovered! The Masked Dancer astronaut was the first contestant to be axed from Saturday's episode when he was revealed to be Jesse Metcalfe, 43.

Uncovered! The Masked Dancer astronaut was the first contestant to be axed from Saturday’s episode when he was revealed to be Jesse Metcalfe, 43.

During the episode, the first six celebrities took to the stage to show off their moves – with Candlestick, Astronaut and Pillar and Post forced to fight for survival.

The astronaut was chosen by the four judges to be sent home as they chanted to him to “unclothe” him and show his face.

And just like Jesse, the studio audience erupted in cheers — while judges Davina and Oti couldn’t contain their shock.

Unexpected: Davina McCall, who sits on the jury alongside Peter Crouch, Jonathan Ross and Oti Mabuse, was shocked by the revelation

Unexpected: Davina McCall, who sits on the jury alongside Peter Crouch, Jonathan Ross and Oti Mabuse, was shocked by the revelation

Return: During the episode, the first six celebrities took the stage to show their moves - with astronaut fighting to survive before being sent home

Return: During the episode, the first six celebrities took the stage to show their moves – with astronaut fighting to survive before being sent home

Below: Jesse waved to the judges and crowd as he beamed after removing his mask

Below: Jesse waved to the judges and crowd as he beamed after removing his mask

“It’s American actor Jesse Metcalfe,” host Joel Dommet announced as the star waved to the crowd.

Viewers at home also seemed just as shocked by the revelation and took to social media to share their surprise.

“I can’t believe Jesse Metcalfe was an astronaut,” one viewer wrote on Twitter, while another said, “As if it was the gardener from Desperate Housewives I didn’t expect it.”

And others were quick to note that the hunk hasn’t changed since his days on the ABC show, even though 18 years have passed.

‘How does he still look the same 20 years later?!’ asked one viewer, while another echoed: “What a totally welcome blast from the past Jesse Metcalfe is. Still looks as great as ever.”

Guess who:

Guess who: “It’s American actor Jesse Metcalfe, everyone,” host Joel Dommet announced as the crowd erupted in cheers

Regrouping: Oti couldn't contain her shock as she took a minute to cool off

Regrouping: Oti couldn’t contain her shock as she took a minute to cool off

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Fan Response: Viewers at home seemed equally shocked by the revelation and took to social media to share their surprise

Fan Response: Viewers at home seemed equally shocked by the revelation and took to social media to share their surprise

Jesse rose to fame as Eva Longoria’s secret lover, John Rowland, on the drama-comedy series Desperate Housewives before starring in 2006’s John Tucker Must Die.

And as he explained why he chose Masked Dancer, the star shared that he wanted to overcome his fear of dancing.

“I thought it would be fun because dancing is something that really intimidates me, so it’s a fear I wanted to face. It was amazing, it’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever done in my career, but I really enjoyed myself,” he explained.

Jesse admitted he had to “lie straight” to friends for keeping his involvement with the show a secret, describing the secrecy as “so tough.”

And it’s no surprise the actor had a rough time on the dance floor, as he joked, “To be honest I could barely see so I was relieved when I finally got the mask off!”

Then: Jesse rose to fame as Eva Longoria's secret lover John Rowland in the drama-comedy series Desperate Housewives in 2004 (pictured on the show)

Then: Jesse rose to fame as Eva Longoria’s secret lover John Rowland in the drama-comedy series Desperate Housewives in 2004 (pictured on the show)

Overcoming fear:

Overcoming fear: “I thought it would be fun because dancing is something that really intimidates me, so it’s a fear that I wanted to face,” he explained of the decision to join the Masked Dancer (Jesse pictured last month ).

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Greg Norman

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