The Masked Singer: Hughesy's surprising revelation about hit reality show

The comedian has saddened fans with some unexpected news.

The Masked Singer may not be returning in 2024. Photo: Network 10
The Masked Singer may not be returning in 2024. Photo: Network 10

Dave 'Hughesy' Hughes has dropped a bombshell about the future of The Masked Singer, with the popular family show unlikely to be filmed this year for Channel 10. Hughesy, who's been a panellist on the show since its debut in 2019, made the admission on radio this morning but said there had been no official word or statement from Channel 10 yet.

"As far as I know, The Masked Singer won’t be filmed this year for Channel 10,” Hughes said on 2Day FM. "We’ve had such a great time over those years, it’s been such a fun show to be on, so many great singers have been on. It's a tough one for the production team."

Hughesy went on to say he had spoken to fellow judge and panellist Abbie Chatfield about the news, who has yet to say anything publicly about the news.


Earlier this week TV Tonight reported that Warner Bros TV producers had been gauging interest from rival networks for the show, with the show being understood to carry a significantly high price tag. The show also requires advanced planning to secure international talent and judges.

Darren Hayes as Grim Reaper on The Masked Singer
Darren Hayes as Grim Reaper on The Masked Singer 2023. Photo: Network 10

In a statement to TV Tonight, a Channel 10 spokesperson said, “We are currently confirming our program schedule for the second half of the year, with announcements being made soon.”

Other popular Channel 10 shows, like The Bachelor franchise, have also yet to be confirmed for 2024 scheduling.

The Bachelors 2023
Channel 10 hasn't confirmed if The Bachelors will be returning. Photo: Network 10


Over the years, The Masked Singer has seen a wide range of celebrities compete under elaborate costumes and masks to take out the title. Cody Simpson was the first winner in 2019, followed by Bonnie Anderson in 2020, US pop singer Anastacia in 2021, former Pussycat Dolls performer Melody Thornton in 2022, and Dami Im in 2023.

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