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Ricki Lake appears in the “Touchy Feely Clues” episode of "The Masked Singer" airing Wednesday, Feb. 6.

SALT LAKE CITY — Ricki Lake revealed herself to be the Raven on "The Masked Singer" on Wednesday night’s episode.

Lake said in an interview after the show that her clues were a giveaway, Entertainment Tonight reports.

She said the hardest part of the show was not talking about it.

  • "The hardest part of this job has been keeping my mouth shut," Lake said of her time on the show. "I pride myself on my authenticity and being truthful, so it's been really hard to keep it quiet. But I guess it's been, Robin, one of my gestures you knew, in the end, it was me, because my old show, I'd (always do this gesture)."

Panelist Robin Thicke correctly guessed Lake as the Raven. He said it was because he was a fan of her during his childhood.

  • "I guess it's gratifying that people (know my voice). I'm still somewhat relevant," Lake said on Wednesday. "I did not know who anyone else was."

Bigger picture: Lake, a former talk show host, was searching for ways to deal with the loss of her husband, who died in 2017, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Joining "The Masked Singer" helped her recover.
  • "It was for the fun of it. I went through a really rough couple of years and this was about joy," she said, according to THR.

Similar: Margaret Cho, who was revealed as the Poodle in a previous episode, said she wasn’t told who else was on the show, which was a challenge for her, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

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  • "I mean they kept us apart in that we were all scheduled to come onto set at different times. All of our rehearsals were at separate locations where we just had no idea. You never ran into anybody, I never crossed paths with any of the people. We all had very separate, remote dressing rooms. We had separate production people. We didn't cross over at all. There was a couple of times where, when we're in full costume we would see each other, like onstage, and that was the only time. When the audience saw us all together, those are the only times we actually saw each other. So it was a tremendous feat, I think, scheduling to keep us all apart. And not only were we masked and covered up, our entourages — I mean, I don't have a big entourage, but my publicist and my manager were with me, and they were also in masks."