Niecy Nash Temporary Host on 'The Masked Singer' after Nick Cannon Tests Positive for COVID-19
Actress Niecy Nash will fill in for "The Masked Singer" host Nick Cannon as he battles with COVID-19. She will replace him in the first few episodes of the fifth season.
"The Masked Singer" host Nick Cannon will be taking a break from the show following his positive COVID-19 diagnosis. He will not be seen in the first few episodes of the fifth season.
Actress Niecy Nash is to fill in his shoes. She will be the guest host in the fifth season of the hit Fox reality series until Cannon recovers and is ready to come back to work.
According to his representative, Cannon is currently isolating himself while he rests. The network is hoping he can return to the "The Masked Singer" later in the season.
The fifth season of the show is all set to premiere in March. With Nash as the host, the show will return with the usual panelists, including Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ken Jeong.
Nick Cannon arrives at the 2018 Make A Wish Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 24, 2018. | Source: Getty Images
Nash is not a stranger to Fox viewers. She has appeared on series including "I Can See Your Voice," "Scream Queens," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," and "The Mindy Project," to name a few.
ViacomCBS terminated its long-term relationship with the actor.
The actress was also a guest panelist on "The Masked Singer" last season. The production of Season 5 started on February 4 in Los Angeles. Fans are pretty excited about it.
Last year, Cannon found himself amid controversy after making some anti-Semitic comments during a podcast with Richard Griffin on YouTube. He later issued an apology for it.
In a statement, Fox said they immediately reached out to Cannon about the comment and assured them that he was remorseful. They also said he understood how his actions lacked context and understanding.
His rep said Cannon had taken steps to educate himself and make amends. The network said they would move forward with him and help him advance important conversations broadly.
Cannon's apology came a day after ViacomCBS terminated its long-term relationship with the actor, including his long-running comedy series "Nick Cannon's Wild' n Out."
In his apology, the actor said he was ashamed of his statements and apologized to his Jewish brothers and sisters for his hurtful words. The video has been since deleted.