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Nick Cannon to host, Robin Thicke to be a panelist on new celebrity competition series ‘The Masked Singer’


Courtesy FOXWild ‘N Out host and creator Nick Cannon is adding another show to his resume.

Fox announced Thursday that Cannon will host a new celebrity competition series, The Masked Singer, which will premiere in January 2019. Based on a South Korean show of the same name, the new series will feature celebrities, including singers, actors and athletes, performing with their identity concealed by elaborate costumes.

Robin Thicke will be among the panelists who’ll try to guess who the masked singers are. He’ll be joined by Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls, actress Jenny McCarthy, and actor Ken Jeong.

Fox is keeping the names of the celebrity singers a secret, but the network says the performers have impressive credentials, including 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, nine Broadway shows, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and four Super Bowl titles.

One singer will be eliminated each week, and at that time, their identity will be revealed.

“There are very few hit formats left in the world, and when I saw The Masked Singer, which is a true global and viral phenomenon that has captured the world’s attention, I knew it had to be brought to life in America,” executive producer Craig Plestis says in a statement.

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