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The Masked Singer Australia: One judge confirms they WON'T return next season


The Masked Singer Australia faces a major shake-up as one judge confirms they WON’T be returning next season

The Masked Singer Australia is set for a shake-up in 2022, after one judge confirmed they won’t be reprising their role next season.

The series, hosted by Osher Günsberg, is judged by comedian Urzila Carlson, singer Dannii Minogue and radio presenters Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Dave Hughes.

But Urzila, 46, confirmed on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Wednesday that she will not be returning this year because she’ll be too busy on her comedy tour.

She's off! Comedian Urzila Carlson confirmed on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Wednesday that she won't be taking part in the 2022 season of The Masked Singer Australia

She’s off! Comedian Urzila Carlson confirmed on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Wednesday that she won’t be taking part in the 2022 season of The Masked Singer Australia

After Kyle Sandilands asked when she and Jackie will film the new series, Urzila said: ‘Do you want to get this one, Jackie? Because I’m not actually doing it this year…’

‘What are you talking about? You’re not on the bench?’ a shocked Kyle responded.

‘I know. I’m so devastated,’ Jackie said.

Panel: The most recent season of The Masked Singer saw Dannii Minogue (left), Dave Hughes (second from right), Jackie 'O' Henderson (second from left) and Urzila (right) judge the talent

Panel: The most recent season of The Masked Singer saw Dannii Minogue (left), Dave Hughes (second from right), Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (second from left) and Urzila (right) judge the talent

Disappointing: 'I'm so devastated,' Jackie (pictured) said of Urzila's departure

Disappointing: ‘I’m so devastated,’ Jackie (pictured) said of Urzila’s departure

Urzila explained: ‘Because I’m touring again… the first year, I was just filling in for Lindsay [Lohan], and the second year we thought – well, Lindsay will be back, surely?’

‘Is Lindsay coming back?’ Kyle asked, with both Urzila and Jackie saying they didn’t know.

‘But now, the third year… Covid is finished, so now I can just go travel and tour.’

Star power: Urzila had replaced Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan (left) as a judge in 2020, after the actress was unable to fly over to Melbourne to film due to the pandemic

Star power: Urzila had replaced Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan (left) as a judge in 2020, after the actress was unable to fly over to Melbourne to film due to the pandemic

Urzila had replaced Lindsay Lohan as a judge in 2020, after the Hollywood star was unable to fly over to Melbourne to film due to the pandemic.

It’s not yet known who will take over from Urzila in the new season.

During the first season of The Masked Singer Australia in 2019, musician Cody Simpson won as ‘The Robot’.

In 2020, Bonnie Anderson took the crown as ‘The Bushranger’, while Anastacia won in the most recent season as ‘Vampire’.

Champion: During the first season of The Masked Singer Australia in 2019, musician Cody Simpson (pictured) won as 'The Robot'

Champion: During the first season of The Masked Singer Australia in 2019, musician Cody Simpson (pictured) won as ‘The Robot’

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