Why didn’t Nick Cannon host The Masked Singer last night?


NICK Cannon was noticeably absent from the season premiere of Fox’s The Masked Singer on March 10.

Cannon, the usual host, was not there to see the first performer eliminated and unmasked – which turned out to be quite a surprise.

Nick Cannon is the host of The Masked Singer, but has tested positive for Covid-19

Why didn’t Nick Cannon host The Masked Singer last night?

Nick Cannon tested positive for Covid-19 and will be out of action indefinitely.

Comedian Niecy Nash is serving as Cannon’s temporary replacement.

Reps for Cannon, who is 40, told Variety in early March that he is “in quarantine and resting.”

Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Jenny McCarthy returned as the judges for the singing competition show.

Cannon is expected to return to the show as soon as he is recovered.

Niecy Nash with Grandpa Monster on the season premiere of The Masked Singer

What happened on the season opener of The Masked Singer?

In a stunning development, The Snail was unmasked as Kermit the Frog during the Season 5 premiere of The Masked Singer.

A number of viewers took to social media to slam the show for including a contestant that is not a real person.

One fan wrote: “#TheMaskedSinger snail fail… if you are starting to put imaginary characters behind the masks your show has run out of steam.

“No disrespect to Kermit but that was to silly.”

Cannon with The Crocodile on a previous season of The Masked Singer

Another fan added: “Did @MaskedSingerFox run out of celebrities already and had to fill a spot with a puppet?”

Others admitted they never would have guessed that Kermit was the voice behind the elaborate costume.

One viewer tweeted: “I never would’ve guessed that #SnailMask was Kermit the frog.

“I was totally stumped and they got me with this one!”

Someone else wrote: “That was a good twist. No one expected that.”

Kermit performed Daryl Hall & John Oates’ hit son You Make My Dreams (Come True) before being eliminated from the competition.

After joking Miss Piggy would be upset over his elimination, Kermit added: “I’ve had a great time being here. It’s really been a pleasure.”

The judges wrongly guessed that The Snail could have been Seth MacFarlane, Billy Crystal – or even Senator Ted Cruz.