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Nick Cannon Contracts COVID-19, Niecy Nash Takes Over “The Masked Singer” Gig

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Nick Cannon Contracts COVID-19, Niecy Nash Takes Over

It’s reported that Cannon, who is the regular host of “The Masked Singer,” will be taking a break to “quarantine and rest.”

The well-wishes have begun pouring in for Nick Cannon, now that it’s been shared that the media mogul is the latest celebrity to be diagnosed with COVID-19. After a scandal involving alleged anti-Semitic comments caused the future of his projects to be in limbo, it was recently announced that Cannon’s pending talk show was moving forward with production. Things have hit a snag, however, with this diagnosis as Cannon must quarantine before returning to our small screens.

Nick Cannon, The Masked Singer, Niecy Nash, Coronavirus, COVID-19
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Cannon is the current host of The Masked Singer, and according to Variety, the series has implemented strict COVID-19 guidelines for everyone involved in the production. Actor Ken Jeong, a judge on The Masked Singer known for his outlandish role in The Hangover franchise, is also a physician and it’s reported that he’s made sure everyone on set follows protocol.

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With Cannon’s health news comes an update that actress Niecy Nash will be taking over as host of Season 5 of The Masked Singer. Production reportedly begins tomorrow (February 4) and after recovering, Cannon will rejoin the series at a later date. The upcoming season is scheduled to premiere in March and will once again feature judges Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, and Robin Thicke.

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