Nick Cannon tests positive for COVID, halts ‘Masked Singer’ duties

Nick Cannon, host of Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” has tested positive for COVID-19, Variety reported Wednesday, with Niecy Nash set to temporarily fill in.

Cannon, 40, who has hosted the reality competition series since 2019, is currently in quarantine, his rep confirmed to the outlet.

Production on Season 5 is set to begin Thursday and Cannon is expected to return at a later date.

As for Nash, 50, she has previous ties to the show, having served as a guest panelist for Season 4 last year.

In addition to Cannon, series staples include Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, and Jenny McCarthy.

Season 5 of “The Masked Singer” is slated to premiere in March.

A rep for Cannon and reps for Fox did not immediately get back to us.