Lindsay Lohan could RETURN for The Masked Singer in 2021 after being forced to step down from the judging panel due to border closures
She was forced to step down from the panel of The Masked Singer in March, due to COVID-19 border closures.
But Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan, 34, could be making a return to the show next year, after being replaced by comedian Urzila Carlson this season.
On Thursday, Channel 10 confirmed the show’s 2021 season and stated the line-up would stay the same – but network boss Beverly McGarvey said there was definitely ‘wiggle room’ for Lindsay to come back in some capacity.
Could she be back? Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan (pictured) could be making a return to The Masked Singer next year, after being replaced by comedian Urzila Carlson this season
‘We love all the talent that we had on this year and we love Lindsay,’ Ms McGarvey, the chief content officer and EVP of ViacomCBS Australia, told news.com.au.
‘Our feeling at this point is that it feels fairly ambitious to think our borders are going to be open anytime soon,’ she added.
‘Obviously we would love to have all our internationals back once we can, but I just don’t know when that’s going to be.’
In addition to Urzila, the judging panel for the show comprises singer Dannii Minogue, 48, comedian Dave Hughes, 49, and radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, 45.
Panel: In addition to Urzila (right), the judging panel for the show comprises Dannii Minogue (left) comedian Dave Hughes (centre left) and radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (centre right)
Heartbreaking: Lindsay was forced to step down from the panel of The Masked Singer in March, due to COVID-19 border closures
On Thursday, Channel 10 announced The Masked Singer’s 2021 return alongside a host of hit shows – but it was bad news for fans of Bachelor in Paradise.
The spin-off doesn’t usually perform as well in the ratings as The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but its figures were particularly disappointing this year – with just 539,000 people tuning it to the finale on Sunday, August 9.
As a result, it has been axed for next year, but could potentially return in 2022.
Not returning in 2021: Bachelor in Paradise won’t return for a fourth season on Channel 10 next year, the network has confirmed. Pictured: Bachelor in Paradise contestant Jessica Brody
Meanwhile, Channel 10 has confirmed that Australian Survivor will return in 2021 with Jonathan LaPaglia as host.
No series was filmed this year due to coronavirus travel restrictions, and the network hasn’t specified when or where production of the new season will take place.
How to Stay Married, the sitcom starring Pete Helliar and Lisa McClune, is also returning, alongside Gogglebox Australia and Have You Been Paying Attention?
Beau Ryan is currently filming a local version of The Amazing Race, which returns for another season in 2021.
The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are returning as usual, but will be filmed at a new mansion.
In production: Beau Ryan is currently filming a local version of The Amazing Race, which returns for another season in 2021
Channel 10’s programming line-up
- Making It Australia
- The Dog House Australia
- The First Inventors
- Dive Club
- 10 News First
- 2021 Grammy Awards
- Ambulance Australia
- Ambulance UK
- Australian Survivor
- Bondi Rescue
- FBI: Most Wanted
- Five Bedrooms
- Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
- Gogglebox Australia
- Have You Been Paying Attention?
- How To Stay Married
- Hughesy, We Have A Problem
- I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
- Jamie Oliver
- MasterChef Australia
- Melbourne Cup Carnival
- MotoGP World Championship
- Studio 10
- Territory Cops
- The Amazing Race Australia
- The Bachelor
- The Bachelorette
- The Dog House UK
- The Gilded Age
- The Graham Norton Show
- The Living Room
- The Masked Singer Australia
- The Project
- The Royals Revealed
- The Savoy
- Todd Sampson’s Body Hack
- Toddlers Behaving (Very) Badly
- Bachelor in Paradise
- Dancing with the Stars
- Celebrity MasterChef
- Australian Idol
10 All Access will be relaunched as Paramount+