Freedomroo – Lindsay Lohan CONFIRMS she is not returning to The Masked Singer’s third season ‘due to COVID’

Out! Lindsay Lohan (pictured) has confirmed she will not be taking part in The Masked Singer's third season

Lindsay Lohan has confirmed she will not be taking part in The Masked Singer’s third season.

The Mean Girls star, 34, blamed the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions for her no-show, in an exchange with TV Blackbox on Tuesday.

‘We couldn’t do it again due to COVID still!’ the star of The Parent Trap told the website.

Out! Lindsay Lohan (pictured) has confirmed she will not be taking part in The Masked Singer’s third season

Lohan, who is currently in Dubai, did not clarify whether Australia’s mandatory 14-day quarantine upon reentering was the reason she decided not to come back.

She did however leave herself open to returning to the reality TV show ‘next year’. 

Lindsay’s claims bizarrely come as Charlotte Crosby – who herself will have to quarantine upon entering Australia from the U.K. – is rumoured to be the first celebrity cast for the upcoming season.

'Maybe next year!': Lohan, who is currently in Dubai, did not clarify whether Australia's mandatory 14-day quarantine upon reentering was the reason she decided not to come back

‘Maybe next year!’: Lohan, who is currently in Dubai, did not clarify whether Australia’s mandatory 14-day quarantine upon reentering was the reason she decided not to come back

Meanwhile, Lindsay is thought to have been replaced as a judge on The Masked Singer Australia by comedian Urzila Carlson after the Hollywood actress was unable to travel Down Under to film the popular reality show.  

Daily Mail Australia understands that a gap in Urzila’s tour schedule has allowed her time to return as Lindsay’s replacement. 

With the show already in pre-production, the 45-year-old Kiwi is already in Australia ready to begin filming on July 3. 

Oh dear! Lohan is thought to have been replaced as a judge on The Masked Singer Australia by comedian Urzila Carlson after the Hollywood actress was unable to travel Down Under to film the popular reality show

Oh dear! Lohan is thought to have been replaced as a judge on The Masked Singer Australia by comedian Urzila Carlson after the Hollywood actress was unable to travel Down Under to film the popular reality show 

Another telling sign that Urzila will replace Lindsay is she has a month break from touring – one week before the show is due to record.

Lindsay, who is still in Dubai, would need to fly to Sydney in the next 24 hours and complete mandatory hotel quarantine in order to appear on the series.

The Mean Girls star is likely facing Australia strict travel restrictions amid the covid pandemic. 

Ready! Daily Mail Australia understands that a gap in Urzila's tour schedule has allowed her time to return as Lindsay's replacement

Ready! Daily Mail Australia understands that a gap in Urzila’s tour schedule has allowed her time to return as Lindsay’s replacement

Telling clue: Another telling sign that Urzila will replace Lindsay is she has a month break from touring - one week before the show is due to record

Telling clue: Another telling sign that Urzila will replace Lindsay is she has a month break from touring – one week before the show is due to record

In November 2020, Lindsay told The Ben, Rob & Robbo Internet Show that she would be making a return for the third season – but did not mention if she would be appearing in person.  

Lindsay’s return would have been a positive drawcard for the show, which saw a 37 per cent drop in ratings for season two last year.

The season average in the five cap cities was 928,000 in 2019 for overnight figures, compared to 816,000 in 2020, TV Blackbox reported. 

Promises: In November 2020, Lindsay told The Ben, Rob & Robbo Internet Show that she would be making a return for the third season - but did not mention if she would be appearing in person

Promises: In November 2020, Lindsay told The Ben, Rob & Robbo Internet Show that she would be making a return for the third season – but did not mention if she would be appearing in person

Can she do it? Lindsay, who is still in Dubai, would need to fly to Sydney in the next 24 hours and complete mandatory hotel quarantine in order to appear on the series

Can she do it? Lindsay, who is still in Dubai, would need to fly to Sydney in the next 24 hours and complete mandatory hotel quarantine in order to appear on the series

The official confirmation also comes after Channel 10 boss Beverley McGarvey stated there was ‘wiggle room’ for Lindsay to come back in some capacity. 

‘We love all the talent that we had on this year and we love Lindsay,’ she said in a statement. 

‘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.’  

In addition to Urzila, the judging panel for the show comprises singer Dannii Minogue, 49, stand-up comic Dave and radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, 46.

Would help: Lindsay's return would have been a positive drawcard for the show, which saw a 37 per cent drop in ratings for season two last year

Would help: Lindsay’s return would have been a positive drawcard for the show, which saw a 37 per cent drop in ratings for season two last year 

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