Why The Masked Singer is moving to Melbourne

With FOX Studios tied up with Marvel productions for around two years, 10’s The Masked Singer is just one of many productions that has had to hunt for a new studio space.

Like Dancing with the Stars it will relocate to Melbourne this year.

But The Voice is filming in a newly refurbished space in Moorebank, in western Sydney. ITV Studios Australia CEO David Mott told TV Tonight, “We were even looking at taking The Voice elsewhere. But we didn’t want to do that. For the coaches and for the broadcaster, it made sense for us to remain in Sydney. There are other productions that have gone to Queensland, but there’s also capacity levels there as well.”

The Masked Singer looked at using the same space, but Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey told TV Tonight while it was great for filming purposes the show’s security demands needed something extra.

According to the 10 exec, the Moorebank space is too easy to access -and too easy to hear from outside the name of an unmasked celebrity!

The show is now expected to film at Docklands in Melbourne.


  1. Does this also mean that Hughsey we have a problem will be filming in Melbourne? Can’t believe it was done in Sydney considering Hughsey is from Melbourne. As I’d live to go to the audience for it.

    • Each show took around 4-5 hours to shoot. I can’t imagine they would try and jam more than one taping in to a day.

      They might try what FOX is doing with (the current) season three and pretape an episode less than 24 hours in advance.

      That’ll be an interesting option.

  2. Best they lift their game if they want me to continue watching – Not a great selection of contestants in the first series. The audio of the singing was atrocious! Drowned out by the backing tracks (maybe intentionally?) and personally – The judges – Not my favourite lineup! – I have been watching both the UK and US versions of this – Currently in its third season – and they keep raising the bar. Let’s hope TEN can as well. Giving them the benefit of the doubt for their first season.

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