Channel Ten confirm ‘international celebrities’ will star on the third season of The Masked Singer
Channel Ten will jet ‘international celebrities’ to Australia for the new season of The Masked Singer.
According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday, a spokesman for Ten confirmed the controversial move.
Arrivals: Channel Ten will jet ‘international stars’ to Australia for ratings smash The Masked Singer, according to The Daily Telegraph. Pictured: The Masked Singer host Osher Gunsberg
‘The Masked Singer Australia includes some international celebrities as part of the cast, who are set to be unmasked when the series airs next month,’ Ten’s statement read in part.
The statement went on to say the celebrities are in the country under regulations which exist outside of the flight cap on international arrivals.
‘Their time in Australia was permitted under the government rules and regulations for international artists arriving in Australia, and these arrangements exist outside of the flight cap on international arrivals.’
Arrivals: ‘The Masked Singer Australia includes some international celebrities as part of the cast, who are set to be unmasked when the series airs next month,’ the statement read in part
Finally, it confirmed the celebrities will not take the place of Australian citizens trying to get home.
‘They did not take the place of any Australian citizens returning home and they completed the necessary quarantine requirements upon arrival,’ it read.
‘Network 10 and Warner Bros. are committed to providing employment to artists and production industries during this challenging time.’
Caps: ‘They did not take the place of any Australian citizens returning home and they completed the necessary quarantine requirements upon arrival,’ Ten’s statement read
The arrival of celebrities from overseas has been leaving a somewhat bad taste in the mouth of the general public given the strict caps imposed on citizens abroad.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia can start living with the virus when 70 per cent of adults have had two doses of a vaccine.
That phase will see an increase in the cap for vaccinated Australians arriving from overseas and allow for ‘reduced’ quarantine requirements.
Last month, foreign affairs officials revealed more than 38,000 Australians stranded overseas have registered to come home as the pandemic rages on.
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