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Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy Are Emotional Over Nicole Scherzinger’s ‘The Masked Singer’ Departure

Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy on 'The Masked Singer'CR: Michael Becker / FOX

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Excitement is in the air as the popular singing competition series, The Masked Singer, gears up for its eleventh season. With a significant change on the judging panel, fans are eager to see how things will unfold. Nicole Scherzinger, a beloved member of the panel, is taking her talents to the West End, leaving a vacant seat. However, the new addition, Rita Ora, has garnered nothing but warm welcomes from her co-judges, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy.

Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy Welcome Rita Ora as Scherzinger’s Replacement

In an interview, Thicke and McCarthy expressed their admiration for Ora and their mixed feelings about Scherzinger’s departure. McCarthy enthusiastically praised Ora, describing her as “the sweetest thing” and the “perfect person” to fill Scherzinger’s shoes. Both McCarthy and Thicke emphasized the strong bond they’ve formed as a panel, turning into a tight-knit family.

In addition, McCarthy humorously speculates that Scherzinger will make a masked comeback in the near future. Thicke, while pretending to shed a tear at the thought of Scherzinger leaving, acknowledged Ora’s immense talent and her suitability for the role.

As for competition among the judges, McCarthy aims to maintain her status as the best guesser on the panel, while Thicke humorously vows to challenge Ora in the realm of dad jokes. Thicke playfully warns Ora that they will go “toe-to-toe” when it comes to delivering dad jokes, acknowledging her comedic prowess.

Beyond the panel, fans of The Masked Singer have a special treat in store. They can participate in the “Masked Mania” Los Angeles-wide takeover, visiting select businesses on Saturdays for an immersive experience.

Season 11 of The Masked Singer premieres on Fox on September 27, promising more mystery, excitement, and unforgettable performances. With the charming Ora joining the panel alongside Thicke and McCarthy, viewers can look forward to an entertaining and laughter-filled season.

Rita Ora Announces Her Place on The Masked Singer Panel

Soon after FOX confirmed The Masked Singer Season 11, they announced that Scherzinger would be leaving the series. Following both announcements, Ora dropped the news that she’s replacing the spice girl. Fans of The Masked Singer USA cannot wait for the British pop sensation to join the panel.

In Ora’s Instagram post, she shared the exciting news. She expressed her genuine enthusiasm for her upcoming gig on the hit singing competition show. Ora can’t wait to dive into the fun and suspense of guessing the identities of the masked contestants, and viewers are equally eager to see her in action.

While Ora’s fashion choices always captivate, this time it’s her thrilling career move that’s stealing the spotlight. Her announcement has added an extra layer of excitement to the anticipation surrounding The Masked Singer USA, and fans are counting down the days until they can watch Ora shine on the judging panel.

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