Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Osher Günsberg avoid hotel quarantine in Sydney as they return to film The Masked Singer after spending weeks in coronavirus capital Melbourne
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson and Osher Günsberg were granted hotel quarantine exemptions from NSW authorities to film The Masked Singer finale in Sydney on Tuesday night.
Both stars were allowed back into the state after undergoing a mandatory 14 days of self isolation in Melbourne, following an outbreak of COVID-19 on the show’s Docklands set.
‘I am back in Sydney, and last night I filmed the final episode of The Masked Singer,’ Jackie O revealed on her Kyle and Jackie O Show on Wednesday morning.
The show must go on! Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) and Osher Günsberg were granted hotel quarantine exemptions from NSW authorities to film The Masked Singer finale in Sydney on Tuesday night
With several key cast members in different states, the crew had to get very creative when it came to producing the grand finale.
Both Osher and Jackie O filmed from a Sydney studio, while fellow judges Dannii Minogue and Dave Hughes returned to the Docklands set.
Done their time: Both stars underwent a mandatory 14 days of self isolation in Melbourne before they travelled to the NSW capital, following an outbreak of COVID-19 on the show’s Docklands set
According to The Age, Jackie O and Osher were granted hotel quarantine exemptions from NSW authorities on their return to the state, as they had already undergone isolation in Melbourne.
However, fourth judge Urzila Carlson wasn’t as lucky, and is undergoing another 14 days of quarantine after she returned to New Zealand. She will appear in the finale via her laptop.
Production on the show halted last month just hours before the show’s finale was set to be taped. The rest of the season had already been recorded.
Shutdown: The Channel 10 singing show had been forced into lockdown on August 22, just hours before the grand finale was scheduled to take place. Pictured: Dannii Minogue (left), Dave Hughes (right), Urzila Carlson (second from right) and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (centre)
Seven dancers tested positive for COVID-19 on August 22, and the show’s stars were ordered to self-isolate immediately.
‘Production on The Masked Singer has been immediately suspended as a result of several crew members receiving a positive test result for COVID-19,’ Channel 10 said in a statement at the time.
‘The health and safety of the community, and our staff and production partners is our number one priority.’
COVID crisis: Seven dancers tested positive for COVID-19 on August 22, and the show’s stars were forced to isolate. Pictured: The Masked Singer characters Frillneck, Queen, Bushranger and Puppet