June 25, 2022

Fox Exec Does not Remorse Casting Rudy Giuliani on ‘Masked Singer’

Fox Exec No Regrets About Rudy Giuliani Masked Singer Appearance

Rudy Giuliani
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Feeling wonderful! Rudy Giuliani‘s look on The Masked Singer sparked loads of controversy, however a Fox govt stated that he doesn’t really feel regret about having the politician on the present.

The Masked Singer is all about delivering jaw-dropping moments, which is precisely what [we] achieved whether or not it was on set or with the viewers at residence,” Rob Wade, president of different leisure and specials at Fox Leisure, instructed Deadline on Monday, Could 16, including that he had “completely no regrets” about casting the previous New York Metropolis mayor, 77.

Wade famous that his one want was that he might have stored Giuliani’s look on the truth present a secret till it aired final month. “My solely remorse or shock was clearly that the reveal was spoiled,” he joked.

In February, Deadline reported that judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke walked off set when the lawyer was unmasked as Jack within the Field throughout filming. When the episode aired on April 20, the Hangover star, 52, stated, “I’m finished” and left the stage as Giuliani started his last, unmasked efficiency. The “Blurred Traces” singer, 45, wasn’t proven leaving, however he didn’t seem alongside Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger through the last minutes of the episode.

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Rudy Giuliani
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“That is undoubtedly one thing I by no means would have guessed,” Thicke stated after Giuliani was unveiled. Host Nick Cannon, for his half, added: “I feel it surprises us all that you simply’re right here on The Masked Singer.” The previous affiliate legal professional common instructed the panel that he wished to take part within the sequence for his 5-month-old granddaughter, Grace.

Jack within the Field solely appeared on one episode of the Fox sequence, however his clue bundle didn’t draw back from his controversial involvement in former president Donald Trump‘s administration. One clue — an indication itemizing winter, spring, summer season and fall — nodded to his function within the November 2020 press convention that passed off at 4 Seasons Whole Landscaping in Philadelphia after the presidential election.

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Rudy Giuliani
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One week after Giuliani’s elimination, The Masked Singer made headlines once more when Kirstie Alley was revealed as Child Mammoth. The Cheers alum, 71, has come underneath hearth for sharing controversial social media posts about subjects together with the coronavirus pandemic and the battle between Russia and Ukraine.

Earlier this yr, Alley’s former Dancing With the Stars accomplice Maksim Chmerkovskiy referred to as her out for a since-deleted tweet the place she claimed she didn’t know what to consider in regards to the warfare in Ukraine.

“Pricey Kirstie, We haven’t spoken shortly, however I clearly bear in mind being proper subsequent to you when you had been organizing vehicles of support throughout hurricane Sandy and I bear in mind all that you simply had been saying to me about conditions the place harmless are struggling,” the ballroom professional, 42, wrote through Instagram in February. “That very same power is required proper now. Nobody wants your prayer for those who don’t know what’s actual or pretend.”

The season 7 finale of The Masked Singer airs on Fox Wednesday, Could 18, at 8 p.m. ET.

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