Network 10 Bids Farewell to ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘The Bachelor’ in 2024

May 8, 2024 10:15 am in by

In a surprising twist for Aussie TV lovers, Network 10 has announced the curtain call for two of its star-studded prime time shows, ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘The Bachelor,’ leaving fans to pack away their masks and roses.

The revelation came as stars hinted at a gap in the 2024 production schedule, sparking waves of speculation until the network officially confirmed the news. Host Osher Günsberg, the beloved face of both shows, was lauded by Network 10 for his dynamic hosting skills, having steered the shows through many memorable seasons. Known for his energetic “Take It Off!” exhortations and the solemn delivery of “I’m sorry, but you did not receive a rose,” Günsberg will be taking a well-deserved break from these high-energy roles.

However, fans need not worry, as he will continue to grace our screens, narrating Season 18 of ‘Bondi Rescue,’ set to premiere later this year. The decision to rest these popular franchises comes amid shifts within the TV industry, emphasizing the need for adaptability and innovation.

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Günsberg himself weighed in on the conversation, urging the Australian TV industry to cherish local storytelling over foreign imports, highlighting the importance of celebrating our unique culture and voices.Despite the disappointment, there’s a glimmer of hope that ‘The Masked Singer’ might make a comeback, although budget constraints pose a challenge for Network 10 this year.

Until then, viewers can reminisce about the incredible talent and unforgettable moments both shows have delivered, staying tuned for what the network has in store next. In an era where television constantly evolves, Network 10’s move reminds us of the fleeting nature of showbiz but also of the lasting impact memorable shows can have on our cultural landscape.