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Nick Cannon hosts a brand unique opponents sequence called ‘The Masked Singer’ on Fox and is growing his possess slack-night prove for the network. He also shows on the success of ‘Wild ‘N Out.’ (Jan. eight)
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Spoiler alert: This chronicle unearths the unmasked performer from Wednesday’s broadcast of ‘The Masked Singer.’

PASADENA, Calif. – Doubtlessly the most up-to-date unmasked superstar on “The Masked Singer” had to head in opposition to her possess nature to retain her participation a secret. 

Ricki Lake, the debate-prove host and actress published to be the Raven at the tip of Wednesday’s episode, joined the prove’s superstar panelists, host Nick Cannon and producers at the Television Critics Association earlier within the day for an come screening and Q&A.

“The toughest phase of this job has been maintaining my mouth shut. On Instagram, everyone’s esteem, ‘Hello, Raven. Hello, Raven. Hello, Raven,”http://www.usatoday.com/” she said of fan guesses after earlier performances on the principle-season hit. “I pleasure myself on my authenticity and being honest, so it be been undoubtedly laborious to retain it nonetheless.”

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Lake also defined the lengths “Masked Singer” goes to to have the option to retain superstar identities a secret. 

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“When the vehicles would procure me up (to head to tapings), they did now not know my name. When I arrived, they did now not know what I became once going to. The minute we procure shut to the studio, I became once lined – It became once hot within the summer season! – with a gigantic hoodie and a visor,” she said. 

“We also can scuttle appropriate into my slight (trailer) residing and I could stay there. I did now not hang anyone accompanying me. I became once alone,” she said.

Govt producer Craig Plestis defined the intensive effort to retain superstar identities hidden. Everyone enthusiastic by the production and the studio viewers, which consisted largely of friends and kinfolk, had to signal a nondisclosure settlement.  

“We did confiscate phones,” he said. “We did hang every roughly fraction of authorized educated paper conceivable, as properly.”

Desire Wade, president of different programming at Fox, said handiest he and two other network executives know the identities of the masked singers.

“Everyone above us did now not must take hang of because they were insecure that they’d give it away,” he said. 

Lake credited mediate Robin Thicke, partial to her Emmy-winning discuss prove, with guessing Raven’s identification. “From my gestures, you knew it became once me,” she said to Thicke, who became once joined by fellow panelists Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger.

Lake hasn’t been virtually as correct at guessing identities and she or he attributes that partly to being separated from the opposite performers.

“I did now not know who anyone else became once. At any time when we were within the vicinity, we were fully lined – the hoods, the visors,” she said. “There became once very slight interaction, handiest on prove day, where I may even per chance peep the Bee from some distance-off,” she said.

Partly attributable to that sequestration, “I undoubtedly have not guessed anyone appropriate.” 

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