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 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.)
Other than occasional visitor stars, Ora is the primary new superstar to hitch the panel within the present’s historical past, although she shouldn’t be a stranger to the Masked Universe. She has been a bunch on The Masked Singer UK since 2020. Most just lately, she helped preside over season 4, which led to February with musician Charlie Simpson taking house the Golden Masks trophy.
Followers 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 Finish revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sundown Boulevard. She’s going to play Norma Desmond, the ageing silent movie star struggling to come back to phrases with the tip of her profession.
“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 Sundown Boulevard is one in all his most thrilling, advanced and atmospheric scores,” director Jamie Lloyd stated in an announcement in Might. “We’re so lucky to have the chance to create a brand new manufacturing of this fascinating piece with the extraordinary Nicole Scherzinger.”
Whereas 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. Whereas every performer solely revealed one clue about themselves, Diver’s trace instantly sparked hypothesis that he’s none aside from Vanderpump Guidelines star Tom Sandoval.
“Often, I’m fairly pumped, however currently, I’ve been misplaced within the abyss,” Diver stated throughout his intro. “I is perhaps probably the most hated creature within the ocean proper now.”
Get it? Pumped, like Vanderpump Guidelines? And hated, due to the Scandoval of all of it? Worse guesses have been made earlier than!
The Masked Singer season 10 premieres on Fox Wednesday, September 27, at 8 p.m. ET.