COVID-19 has finally struck at the Australian screen sector. Just as The Masked Singer was moving into its last episode, one of the dancers announced they were feeling sick. A total of seven people have tested positive, the show is temporarily shut down, and Millionaire Hot Seat, which shares a studio with the musical reality competition show, has been unable to film.
The truth is, this is going to happen and continue to happen. So far, there have been no public accusations that Warner Bros International Television failed to maintain a safe set; this is about a sneaky virus and not human failure. The mainstream press is most interested in whether these shows will provide content to audiences, and Ten is busily telling the world there are still several eps in the can and they will find a way to do the finale. But the human side is gruelling.