June 25, 2022

Fox Would not Remorse Casting Rudy Giuliani on ‘The Masked Singer’

Earlier than The Masked Singer Season 7 even premiered, viewers knew that one of many unmasked celebrities triggered fairly a stir on set — and would with viewers as properly. In February, it was revealed that Rudy Giuliani, the previous New York Metropolis mayor and advisor to President Donald Trump, was one of many early unmaskings, whereas that second didn’t air till close to the tip of April.

When requested if there are any regrets about that casting, “completely no regrets,” Rob Wade, President, Various Leisure and Specials, FOX Leisure, mentioned to the press in a name forward of the community’s Upfronts Presentation. The sequence “is all about delivering jaw-dropping moments, which is strictly what the casting achieved, whether or not it was on set or with the viewers at residence.”

That “no regrets” has to do with the casting. Wade did, nevertheless, go on to confess, “I suppose my solely remorse or shock was clearly the reveal was spoiled,” earlier than asking, “Please don’t do it once more.”

With The Masked Singer returning for its eighth season — the Season 7 finale airs on Wednesday, Could 18 — we’ll have to attend to see if there are any extra unmaskings to come back that may result in an analogous response.

Giuliani’s episode — he was the primary one eradicated in his group — aired on April 20. After a efficiency of “Unhealthy to the Bone,” it was revealed he was within the Jack within the Field costume. Whereas early experiences mentioned that two panelists, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke, walked off, it was solely Jeong who was seen doing so within the broadcast.