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After years of being an incorrect guess on The Masked Singer, Rita Ora is becoming a member of the present — as a panelist.
Ora, 32, will be a part of Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy on the judges’ panel in season 11 of the Fox competitors, which is about to air in 2024, per a Wednesday, September 13, report from TVLine. She’ll be briefly changing Nicole Scherzinger, who has been a part of the present because it premiered in January 2019. (Scherzinger, 45, will nonetheless seem on season 10, which formally premieres later this month.)
Aside from occasional visitor stars, Ora is the primary new celeb to hitch the panel within the present’s historical past, although she is just not a stranger to the Masked Universe. She has been a number on The Masked Singer UK since 2020. Most just lately, she helped preside over season 4, which resulted in February with musician Charlie Simpson taking residence the Golden Mask trophy.
Fans of Sherlock Scherzy, nevertheless, needn’t fret — her departure from the present isn’t everlasting. Scherzinger is solely taking a break to star in a West End revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard. She will play Norma Desmond, the growing older silent movie star struggling to return to phrases with the top of her profession.
Nicole Scherzinger Michael Becker/FOX
“After our reappraisal of Evita on the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, I’m very excited to rediscover one other iconic Lloyd Webber musical — and Sunset Boulevard is certainly one of his most thrilling, advanced and atmospheric scores,” director Jamie Lloyd stated in a press release in May. “We are so lucky to have the chance to create a brand new manufacturing of this fascinating piece with the extraordinary Nicole Scherzinger.”
While the present season of The Masked Singer hasn’t formally began but, host Nick Cannon and the panelists teased followers on Sunday, September 10 with a kickoff particular that launched — and shortly unmasked — a brand new character named Anonymouse (Demi Lovato).
The hour-long particular additionally supplied followers glimpses of some different new characters, together with Diver, Gazelle and Royal Hen. While every performer solely revealed one clue about themselves, Diver’s trace instantly sparked hypothesis that he’s none aside from Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval.
“Usually, I’m fairly pumped, however recently, I’ve been misplaced within the abyss,” Diver stated throughout his intro. “I could be probably the most hated creature within the ocean proper now.”
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The Masked Singer season 10 premieres on Fox Wednesday, September 27, at 8 p.m. ET.