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‘The Masked Singer’ Host Nick Cannon Tests Positive for COVID; Niecy Nash to Fill In For Now (EXCLUSIVE)

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It’s been announced that Nick Cannon has reportedly contracted COVID19; due to his diagnoses he will be stepping down as host of “The Mask Singer.”

Via Variety

The Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, which means he won’t be seen in at least the first few episodes of the hit Fox reality series’ fifth season. Instead, producers have tapped actress and host Niecy Nash to fill in.

Nash will take over as guest host as production begins this Thursday on Season 5 of “The Masked Singer,” and until Cannon is ready to get back to work. Cannon is currently in quarantine and resting, a rep for the star confirms exclusively to Variety. Fox expects Cannon to return to the series later in the season.

Season 5 of “The Masked Singer” is scheduled to premiere in March. Returning to the show as usual are panelists Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke.

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