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The Masked Singer NZ Is Back! Guessing Panel And Host Revealed

Following the success of The Masked Singer NZ’s debut season last year, Warner Bros. Discovery can today reveal the celebrity guessing panel and host for its highly anticipated return to Three and ThreeNow this winter.

Award-winning musician Anika Moa is set to join the guessing panel, alongside season one veterans - comedian and writer James Roque and multi-talented pop-culture enthusiast Sharyn Casey. TV and radio personality Clint Randell returns as host and will guide Kiwi audiences through the singing competition that has taken the nation by storm.

The Masked Singer NZ features a myriad of celebrities - including sports stars, singers and TV presenters (and beyond!), all competing against each other in song. Although there's a catch… each contestant will be completely concealed head-to-toe in unique and extravagant costumes including a Unicorn, Robot, Alligator, Sheepdog and more. Bigger, bolder and more spectacular than ever before, this season’s dazzling costumes need to be seen to be believed.

Over the course of the series, 13 stars (including a duo!) will sing in front of a live audience and our celebrity guessing panel. Each contestant will slowly be eliminated and unmasked, with only one taking home the coveted golden Masked Singer trophy.

Singer-songwriter Anika Moa is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated music artists, with six studio albums and four NZ Music Awards - including Best Female Vocalist - under her belt. Anika’s sharp wit and hilarious banter have made waves on television too, having hosted hit TV series, All Talk with Anika Moa, Anika Moa Unleashed and Anika Live. Well known for her bubbly and comedic personality, Anika is currently co-host of Flava Breakfast.

Anika comments on joining the panel: "The Masked Singer NZ is such a fun show to be a part of. There are going to be some real standouts, weird moments and a lot of confused looks from me. Love love love this show!”

TV and radio personality Sharyn Casey, co-host of The Edge Afternoons, has forged an impressive career in broadcasting spanning over 15 years. Well-loved by audiences, Sharyn’s TV credits include hosting Dancing with the Stars NZ, the VNZMA Red Carpet show for six years, and multiple live boxing events for Three.

On returning to the show, Sharyn says: "Last season the singing blew me away and I still haven't got over some of the celebrities who had secret superstar voices. It's gonna be awesome to get back on the panel to see who's masking up this season!"

Joining Anika and Sharyn at the desk is comedian and writer James Roque who has been a regular on the New Zealand comedy scene for over a decade. As well as having several solo comedy shows under his belt, James is also recognisable for flexing his comedy muscle as a writer and actor on shows like Funny Girls, 7 Days and Jono and Ben.

James says: “I'm super excited to be back for a whole new season of The Masked Singer NZ. Last season was a wild roller coaster, and this time I can't wait to meet the new characters and compete against the new guessers!”

A familiar voice on our screens and airwaves, Clint Randell’s varied broadcast career includes hosting The Edge Breakfast for five years, competing in the 2019 season of Dancing with the Stars NZ, and most recently, co-hosting the shiny dance floor competition alongside Sharyn Casey.

Clint comments on returning as host: “Man, I’m so excited this show is back! We have brand new incredible costumes to unveil, and exciting new faces joining the guessing panel. I love that so many Kiwis invested in The Masked Singer NZ last season. I can promise you there will be no more hosting in speedos this time ‘round, I’ll be on my best behaviour!”

Warner Bros. Discovery is pleased to confirm Kellogg’s Sultana Bran as broadcast sponsor for the new season. A new guest panellist will accompany Anika, Sharyn and James each week, with more information to follow soon.

Coming soon to Three and ThreeNow, The Masked Singer NZ is based on the South Korean series King Of Mask Singer, which has since inspired hugely popular American, British and Australian versions.

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