The Straits Times
Published on Dec 19, 2012

Gossip Girl identified


New York - Gossip Girl has been revealed to be a - spoiler alert - guy.

In the last minutes of the finale of the long-running soap on Monday night, viewers at last learnt the identity of the title blogger who keeps tabs on the show's well-to-do characters: Dan Humphrey, a central character and writer played by Penn Badgley.

The revelation was so shocking to fans, the only thing most of them seemed able to do was tweet variations of "OMG", said Vanity Fair website.

For six seasons till the finale, the blogger had been voiced by Kristen Bell, who signed off at the end of an episode with "XOXO Gossip Girl".