Rita Ora to replace Nicole Scherzinger as judge on The Masked Singer US
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 14
Rita Ora’s trading the UK for the US (Picture: ITV)

is set to add another impressive job to her CV as she prepares to replace Nicole Scherzinger as a judge on The Masked Singer.

The British pop singer, 32, has already been of the series, as well as being a coach on and a judge on The .

Rita will be at the judges table for season 11 alongside , Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, and Robin Thicke.

The 10th season of The Masked Singer US begins in just under two weeks, with the premiere date set for September 27 – Nicole will still be around for that one.

Her arrival was announced by the show’s Instagram page, with the Fox network competition sharing the news with their 472,000 followers on the platform.

‘We’re grateful to have the amazing Rita Ora shine her light and join us as a panellist on The Masked Singer, season 11,’ the caption read.

Nicole is off to the West End and will miss season 11 (Picture: Fox)

In response, a fan commented that the rate at which The Masked Singer is releasing new seasons has caught them off guard: ‘We ain’t even get through season 10 yet!’

Rita will of course be bringing her Masked Singer judging experience to the panellist line-up, having been part of the UK series since January 2020.

And with the US version of the show airing in the spring and the autumn, the UK version’s winter slot will allow her to juggle a place on both shows.

Rita is replacing Nicole Scherzinger for the 11th season (Picture: Variety)
The RIP singer has already been a UK Masked Singer judge (Picture: Getty)

The Masked Singer US might have only started in 2019, the same year as the UK version, but it releases two seasons per calendar year as opposed to one.

Nicole is jetting off to the UK to star in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard, which originally ran on the West End back in 1991.

The musical is based on the film of the same name, which was released in 1950 and is often considered to be ‘the greatest movie about Hollywood’ by critics.

The Masked Singer airs on Fox in the US.