Jackie O reveals how she annoyed Masked Singer producers
Jackie O has revealed what she did to upset producers on The Mask Singer.
The radio star is a judge on the Channel 10 show alongside Dannii Minogue, Hughesy and Urzila Carlson.
Speaking to news.com.au, Jackie said producers prefer the judges to guess incorrectly when it comes to the identity of the masked singers.
“They really don’t want us to guess,” she said. “Producers are so terrified of us guessing, so they do make it hard for us.”
Last week, Jackie figured out that it was tennis star Mark Philippoussis hiding behind the echidna mask, and producers were not happy about it.
“I did get a call the next day saying, ‘Tell me honestly, did you somehow know he was on the show?’ I said, ‘No! I swear to you. I knew from the clue package it would be a sportsperson and what I did is I googled famous Australian sportspeople and I saw his picture come up and I looked into him.’
“I think they were a little thrown that I got that one,” she said.
But one person Jackie and the rest of the judging panel didn’t guess correctly was Michael Bevan who was unveiled as the Hammerhead on Tuesday night.
Viewers couldn’t believe their eyes when the cricket champ pulled off his mask and Jackie was just as surprised.
“I’m not big on cricket, so I’m never going to be name checking cricket people unless it’s Shane Warne,” she told news.com.au. “They’re my favourite reveals though, the ones that no one has name checked once.”
But did Jackie actually recognise who he was once he removed his costume?
“Yeah, I did,” she said. “I know Michael Bevan, well, I know his face, but I don’t really know much else about him,” she laughed.
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