Stars who turned down Masked Singer
A Triple M radio star and a former politician have both revealed they were approached to star on the upcoming season of The Masked Singer.
Christopher Pyne, who retired from politics last year, was interviewed on Triple M's Hot Breakfast yesterday and told the hosts he was asked to appear on the Channel 10 program.
"What you probably don't know … is that I was asked to do The Masked Singer this year," Mr Pyne said. "And I came very close to saying yes."
Hot Breakfast co-host Eddie McGuire then added: "I was as well!"
McGuire later told the Herald Sun he was "flattered" by the offer from Channel 10 but said no because he doesn't have a good enough singing voice.
"It's a bit like my football career; all I lacked was ability," he joked.
The second season of The Masked Singer is coming soon to Channel 10.
There will be 12 new celebrities and 12 new masks, but the judging line-up has been tweaked slightly.
It was announced yesterday that comedian Urzila Carlson will replace Lindsay Lohan as a judge, with the Dubai-based actress unable to re-enter Australia due to border restrictions.
"I'm pumped to do the show, but I'm also upset that Lindsay can't be the other panellist," Carlson said in a statement. "But for anyone who is at home and angry, think about this - I have to wear her wardrobe because they've already spent the money, so they are just putting in a few clips for me.
"Spare a thought for me, and tune in just for that, and the amazing talent under the masks!"
Back in May, Beverly McGarvey, who is ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand's chief content officer and EVP, told news.com.au that The Masked Singer would be forced to make some major changes due to COVID-19.
"The Masked Singer won't look like it did last year, it couldn't possibly, but we might find some ways to do things a bit better than we did last year," Ms McGarvey said.
Ms McGarvey did confirm that they've locked in "some very exciting celebrities" to be the singers and teased: "The other really interesting thing is there's a lot of (high-profile) people in Australia at the minute who normally wouldn't because everyone's come home to hunker down."
Originally published as Stars who turned down Masked Singer