NICK Cannon was noticeably absent from the season premiere of Fox’s The Masked Singer on March 10.
Nick Cannon is the host of The Masked Singer, but has tested positive for Covid-19Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Why didn’t Nick Cannon host The Masked Singer last night?
Comedian Niecy Nash is serving as Cannon’s temporary replacement.
Cannon is expected to return to the show as soon as he is recovered.
Niecy Nash with Grandpa Monster on the season premiere of The Masked Singer
What happened on the season opener of The Masked Singer?
A number of viewers took to social media to slam the show for including a contestant that is not a real person.
One fan wrote: “#TheMaskedSinger snail fail… if you are starting to put imaginary characters behind the masks your show has run out of steam.
“No disrespect to Kermit but that was to silly.”
Cannon with The Crocodile on a previous season of The Masked SingerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Another fan added: “Did @MaskedSingerFox run out of celebrities already and had to fill a spot with a puppet?”
Others admitted they never would have guessed that Kermit was the voice behind the elaborate costume.
One viewer tweeted: “I never would’ve guessed that #SnailMask was Kermit the frog.
“I was totally stumped and they got me with this one!”
Someone else wrote: “That was a good twist. No one expected that.”
Kermit performed Daryl Hall & John Oates’ hit son You Make My Dreams (Come True) before being eliminated from the competition.
After joking Miss Piggy would be upset over his elimination, Kermit added: “I’ve had a great time being here. It’s really been a pleasure.”
The judges wrongly guessed that The Snail could have been Seth MacFarlane, Billy Crystal – or even Senator Ted Cruz.