Lindsay Lohan, Jackie O, Dannii Minogue and Dave Hughes join panel for Ten’s The Masked Singer

Ten has named its celebrity panel for its take on South Korean format, The Masked Singer.

Actor Lindsay Lohan, radio personality Jackie Henderson, singer and TV personality Dannii Minogue and comedian Dave Hughes will lead the charge in trying to guess who’s behind the mask when The Masked Singer kicks off later this year.

Lohan, Henderson, Minogue and Hughes

It will be Lohan’s Australian reality TV debut and the first time Jackie ‘O’ Henderson will return to screens after the disastrous Kyle & Jackie O’s Night With The Stars which declined from 1.4m viewers to just 200,000 over the hour-and-a-half the show was on air. Henderson was also the co-host of the eighth and final season of Big Brother Australia with radio partner Kyle Sandilands.

Sandilands will also be appearing on Ten with Trial By Kyle returning after a successful debut in the network’s Pilot Week last year.

Lohanis best known for movies such as The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. Her career hit a stalling point between 2005 and 2013 amid rumours she was hard to work with and several rehab visits. In 2018 she returned to screens as the star of MTV’s reality venture Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club which focused around her business in Mykonos. The club has since closed.

Minogue has been a TV reality show judge since 2007 when she joined the panel on Australia’s Got Talent on Seven. She moved between the show and The X Factor UK, before jumping to The X Factor Australia in 2013.

Hughes hosts Hughesy, We Have A Problem on Ten and Hit Network’s  drive show Hughesy and Kate with Kate Langbroek. The show is currently the most-listened to FM drive show in the Melbourne market.

Lohan said in a press release: “The show has already been a huge success and I can only imagine it will get bigger. Each week will be so exciting to watch who performs and try and guess who’s behind the masks. I feel honoured to sit on the panel and be a part of such an amazing show.”

The show will see 12 celebrities take the stage in a singing competition which focuses more on guessing the identities behind masks than celebrating vocal talents. Originating in South Korea, where actor Ryan Reynolds competed in a season, the show has found commercial success in the US, which lead to the format being picked up by Ten.

Ten has already named Osher Günsberg as host.

Henderson said: “I was really excited by the concept, it’s so unique and like nothing we’ve seen on Australian TV before. I love that everyone can play along at home trying to guess which celebrities are under the mask.”


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