'The Masked Singer': Will Cluedle-Doo the Rooster Return in Season 6?

The Masked Singer is known for its shocking reveals, with celebrities such as Lil Wayne, Jesse McCartney, and Nick Lachey appearing on the wacky television show.

Last season, the Cluedle-Doo rooster taunted judges, providing clues about the contestants. The only thing viewers knew about the new character was that he had a connection to Mickey Rourke, liked jigsaw puzzles, and was somehow involved in a kitchen.

Fans of The Masked Singer were shocked to learn who was under the mask and now can’t help but wonder if Cluedle-Doo will return for season 6.

McCarthy shocked to find out she was married to Cluedle-Doo

The past year has not been normal for anyone, with many changes and challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Masked Singer unexpectedly decided to make a change of their own last season. 

Producers revised the format of the popular competitive singing series by implementing a new character. A well-dressed rooster named Cluedle-Doo quickly became a fan favorite.

The wacky addition was introduced in the season 5 episode, “Super 8 – The Plot Chickens!” His role throughout the season was to provide valuable clues to the panelists about the identity of the celebrity contestants.

The wacky rooster would periodically interrupt the broadcast to offer hints, teasing the panelists and antagonizing the host. From the comforts of his secret studio, Cluedle-Doo would continuously challenge the audience to discover his identity.

Panelist Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg had to be picked up off the floor after learning that the Cluedle-Doo rooster was her husband, Donnie Wahlberg.

Will Cluedle-Doo return next season?

The Blast explained the jigsaw clue was referring to Wahlberg’s role in the Saw franchise. The kitchen clue was for his connection to his family’s restaurant chain, Wahlburgers. Fans familiar with the New Kids on the Block founder would know he starred in the film Bullet with Rourke.

Fox has not revealed if the 51-year-old Blue Bloods star will be returning to The Masked Singer for season 6, but his wife would certainly not be opposed.

On a Reddit thread, while forum users liked the idea of Cluedle-Doo, many thought the character wasn’t a necessary element to the continuance of the show’s success. They said they wouldn’t mind having him around occasionally. Some suggested he be interjected sporadically throughout the new season, appearing with maybe a new costume or other minor adjustments to his persona.

What to expect in season 6 of ‘The Masked Singer’

Fox will air the season 6 two-night premiere starting on September 22, 2021. On September 12, fans of the show will be able to catch a 30-minute sneak peek preview to learn what to expect for the upcoming season.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, there will be a live studio audience. Taping ended August 11 for the sixth season, and even though strict COVID-19 safety protocols were in place, there were still 12 confirmed positive cases on the set. Production was not interrupted, and the cast and crew were able to complete filming.

Insider reported, “This year, Group A and B will declare winners before facing off for the first time in the finale.” The costumed contestants planned for this season include the Cupcake, Dalmatian, Mallard Duck, Hamster, Queen of Hearts, and two-person Banana Split. Panelists McCarthy, Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke, and host Nick Cannon will all be back for the sixth season.

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