The season premiere of The Masked Singer had a big surprise for many viewers when former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani did not make a much-anticipated appearance.
The show aired on Fox television concluded with celebrity chef Duff Goldman unmasked after performing Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend,” disguised as a Scottish terrier named “McTerrier.”
In the run-up to the Wednesday night debut of the show’s seventh season, the internet had been abuzz with reports that Giuliani would be a contestant on the show. He has become an increasingly controversial figure after serving on former President Donald Trump‘s legal team and advancing baseless assertions that the 2020 election was stolen.
Twitter took note of Giuliani’s absence with some users wondering if he will make a future appearance.
Newsweek has reached out to Fox for comment.
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