- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Merely having been in the presence of Rudy Giuliani is too much for some Hollywood celebrities.

The former New York mayor and legal adviser to former President Donald Trump was one of the mystery performers for the upcoming season premiere of “The Masked Singer,” TMZ reported Wednesday evening.

Mr. Giuliani was the first contestant eliminated at last week’s taping, according to the celebrity-news site.

All Hades then broke loose.

“As soon as the mask came off Rudy‘s head, Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong blew their tops,” TMZ wrote.

The two judges walked off “The Masked Singer” set in protest, though they later returned.

According to a separate report on Deadline, fellow judges Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger stayed onstage and “bantered” with Mr. Giuliani, as is customary once a contestant is revealed.

The episode will kick off season 7 of the popular Fox series on March 9.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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