Abbie Chatfield, Chrissie Swan and former Spice Girl Melanie Brown (Mel B) will complete the panel lineup on “The Masked Singer Australia” alongside Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes.
Chatfield, Swan and Brown replace outgoing Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, Urzila Carlson and Dannii Minogue.
It also appears original panelist from Season 1, Lindsay Lohan, won’t be returning.
The show is heading into its fourth season on Channel 10 and is hosted by Osher Gunsberg.
Brown was in the superstar pop group the Spice Girls in the ’90s, however she’s also no stranger to Australian TV.
She was a judge on “The X Factor Australia” in Season 3 and 4. She also appeared alongside Sophie Monk, Merrick Watts and Jules Lund on 2Day FM Breakfast after Kyle Sandilands and co-host Henderson defected to ARN’s Kiis.
Chatfield, meanwhile, rose to prominence on Channel 10’s “The Bachelor”. She now has a podcast “It’s A Lot” with SCA’s Listnr, as well as the national nights radio show across SCA’s Hit Network. In addition, she has appeared on various programs including “Hughesy, We Have A Problem” – alongside fellow “The Masked Singer” panelist Hughes – and she hosted “Love Island After Party” for the Nine Network.
Rounding out the lineup is Swan, who also has a slew of radio and TV credits to her name. Swan was runner-up to Reggie Bird in “Big Brother” in 2003. She has since gone on to multiple media gigs, including as current co-host of Nova breakfast in Melbourne alongside Sam Pang and Jonathan Brown. She also hosts new Channel 10 program “Would I Lie To You?”
Melanie Brown said it’s going to be a rollercoaster ride.
“Hello Australia. I have missed you so much, but I am back and I can’t wait to get the party started with Hughesy, Abbie and Chrissie. Let me tell you though, I am the best-ever game player and I have something up my sleeve that none of these guys have – I’ve hidden behind these masks as a competitor not once but twice. So I’m bringing all my secret inside knowledge to this. But more to the point, I’m bringing the fun,” she said.
Chatfield said she is thrilled to be joining the panel.
“I’m the first to say I can be competitive and I’m so ready to put my pop culture knowledge to the test and guess who is under the mask. Bring on the clues.”
Swan added: “I’m here to guess who is under the masks, I’m here to get them right and I mean business! And let’s face it, I couldn’t possibly be any worse than Hughesy at guessing them correctly.”
Hughes, the only continuing panelist, said he’s looking forward to the new line-up.
“How lucky am I to already have three amazing years with a brilliant cast. I look forward to another season of so much fun with a stellar new guessing group. They are going to look for me for guidance. God help them.”