I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! SPOILER: Hollywood actress ‘producers have wanted for years’ is joining the 2021 season (and she’s very familiar to Aussie viewers)
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Rumours have been swirling for weeks that an international star will be jetting to Australia for the first locally produced season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
And now the identity of that Hollywood star has reportedly been leaked.
Actress Lindsay Lohan, who most recently appeared on Aussie TV as a judge on The Masked Singer last year, will join 11 other celebrities in the jungle, reports New Idea.
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I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! SPOILER: Hollywood actress ‘producers have wanted for years’ is joining the 2021 season. Pictured: hosts Dr Chris Brown and Julia Morris
An insider claimed ‘producers have wanted [Lindsay] on the show for years’.
It comes after the Mean Girls star, 34, announced she would be returning as a judge for season three of The Masked Singer in 2021.
She had been unable to join the guessing panel for season two this year due to Covid-19 border closures, and was replaced by Kiwi comedian Urzila Carlson.
Star: Actress Lindsay Lohan, who most recently appeared on Aussie TV as a judge on The Masked Singer last year, will join 11 other celebrities in the jungle, reports New Idea
Confirmed! It comes after the Mean Girls star, 34, announced she would be returning as a judge for season three of The Masked Singer in 2021
Lindsay had confirmed her return to The Masked Singer on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show earlier this month.
Lindsay wrote messaged the show’s producer, Abbey Mikkelsen, on Instagram: ‘I will be back in Australia for season three.’
Channel 10 boss Beverly McGarvey had previously stated there was ‘wiggle room’ for Lindsay to come back in some capacity for the 2021 series.
She’s back! In an Instagram message to The Ben, Rob & Robbo Internet Show’s producer Abbey Mikkelsen, the Hollywood star confirmed her return
Will Urzila leave? Lindsay’s return comes after she was replaced by Kiwi comedian Urzila Carlson (pictured) during the second season
‘We love all the talent that we had on this year and we love Lindsay,’ the chief content officer and EVP of ViacomCBS Australia told news.com.au.
‘Our feeling at this point is that it feels fairly ambitious to think our borders are going to be open anytime soon.
‘Obviously we would love to have all our internationals back once we can, but I just don’t know when that’s going to be.’
Always welcome! Lindsay’s (pictured) return follows Channel 10 boss Beverly McGarvey stating there was ‘wiggle room’ for the Mean Girls’ star to come back in some capacity when the network confirmed the show’s third season
Show concept: The Masked Singer Australia pits mystery celebrities in elaborate costumes against each other in a quirky singing content
2020 judging panel: In addition to Urzila (right), the judging panel for the show comprises singer Dannii Minogue (left), comedian Dave (centre left) and radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (centre right)
It is unclear if Urzila will be leaving the show as a result of Lindsay’s return, or if the judging panel will increase to five people next year.
Lindsay’s return will be a sweet note for The Masked Singer Australia, which saw a 37 per cent drop in its ratings for season two this year.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 10 and Urzila Carlson for comment.
The suspense is killing us: Channel 10 have yet to confirm Lindsay’s leaked news