Jackie O lands bizarre new TV gig alongside Lindsay Lohan

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Jackie O is joining new singing gameshow The Masked Singer. Photo: Instagram/jackieo_official

A diverse cocktail of talent has been announced as the judging panel for a brand new reality series, and one prolific radio star is making her silver screen comeback.

Jackie O has been announced as one of the panellists on upcoming singing game show, the appropriately titled, The Masked Singer.

Jackie O is returning to her roots with the gig, as she famously got her TV start judging Popstars in 2000 and then went on to host iconic early noughties reality shows, most famously Big Brother.

The Kiss FM host might be better known for radio these days, but she’s far from the most surprising personality in the fray.

Joining the Aussie personality will be none other than everyone’s favourite former child star, Lindsay Lohan.

Lindsay Lohan will be headed out way to judge on the show. Getty images

The Mean Girls actress is fresh off the cancellation of her own reality show Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, which tracked the opening of her Mykonos club, earlier this year, and confirmed the new project over the weekend.

“Look out Australia, I'm coming!” she told Confidential.

The full panel comprises of Lindsay, Jackie O, Dave Hughes and Dannii Minogue.

David Hughes and Dannii Minogue will also lend their judging skills to the gameshow. Photo: Getty Images

Dannii is of course a veteran of the judging game, judging on the X Factor UK and the show’s Australian counterpart, as well as on Australia’s Got Talent, and Hughes has a number of TV gigs under his belt.

A different kind of gameshow

The US version featured contestants like Tori Spelling. Photo: Fox

“The Masked Singer is such a fun concept that really gets everyone hooked and wanting more,” Lindsay said.

She’s not wrong either, the bizarre gameshow may have flown under our radar but it’s been making serious waves around the globe with what may be one of the most unique concepts to hit the genre.

The show got its start in South Korea and has since exploded in the US.

It involves 12 celebrities, hidden under elaborate costumes, competing in a singing contest which sees them anonymously belt out a tune while the judges and viewers try to guess which famous face is under the mask.

The US version of the show famously featured celebrities like T-Pain - who won the competition - Tori Spelling and La Toya Jackson.

The show shot to international prominence when global heartthrob Ryan Gosling donned a unicorn outfit to belt out his version of Annie the musical’s, Tomorrow on the original Korean show.

Osher will host the show, but says he doesn't know who will be under the titular mask. Photo: Network Ten

As to who the famous faces under the mask will be? Well that’s one secret host Osher Gunsberg will never tell.

“These could be anyone … They could be famous politicians, they could be a sports star under here, could be an author, could be someone from Instagram … I don’t know!” he said on the Logies red carpet, when quizzed by Channel 10.

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