“The Masked Singer Australia” is now down another panellist with Jackie ‘O’ Henderson announcing she won’t be back this year.
It is the latest high-profile loss for the program, which is heading into its fourth year.
The original line-up included host Osher Gunsberg alongside panellists Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes, Lindsay Lohan, Dannii Minogue and Henderson. In Season 2, Lohan was replaced by Urzila Carlson due to logistical difficulties associated with COVID.
Now, only Hughes and Gunsberg remain, with Henderson – the top-rating Kiis FM breakfast co-host – saying she wants to spend more time with her daughter.
“Filming always coincides with school holidays and after three years of missing out, I’ve decided to spend my mid-year radio break with my daughter whilst she’s still happy to hang out with her mum,” she said on Instagram.
Henderson’s move follows Carlson’s departure. Carlson told Henderson and Kiis FM radio co-host Kyle Sandilands that she is unable to return due to stand-up comedy commitments.
— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) May 4, 2022
Fellow panellist Minogue also pulled the pin last month, revealing her commitments in the UK prevent her from being in Australia during the show’s filming schedule.
“The Masked Singer Australia” is produced by Warner Bros. International Television for Channel 10.
Channel 10 is yet to reveal the replacement line-up, only indicating that there will be some exciting announcements “soon”.
Previous winners of the series include Cody Simpson, Bonnie Anderson and Anastacia.