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Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat relocates to Queensland to film new episodes

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Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat relocates to Queensland to film new episodes – after production halted in Melbourne following a COVID-19 outbreak on set of The Masked Singer

Channel Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat is relocating to Queensland for seven weeks to film new episodes.

As reported by TV Tonight, production is moving after the show was denied access to Docklands Studios in Melbourne following a coronavirus outbreak on set of The Masked Singer, which is also filmed there.

The quiz show’s host, Eddie McGuire, is believed to have arrived in Queensland and is currently in quarantine.

Back in action: Nine's Millionaire Hot Seat is heading to Queensland to film new episodes after production in Melbourne was halted following a coronavirus outbreak on a nearby set. Pictured: host Eddie McGuire

Back in action: Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat is heading to Queensland to film new episodes after production in Melbourne was halted following a coronavirus outbreak on a nearby set. Pictured: host Eddie McGuire

Nine confirmed to Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday that filming will shortly be commencing in Queensland.

Last month, Millionaire Hot Seat was ordered to stop filming following a coronavirus outbreak on set of The Masked Singer, which is filmed at an adjacent lot.

While the two shows aren’t recorded in the same studio, they do share facilities.  

Quarantine: The quiz show's host Eddie McGuire (pictured) is believed to have arrived in Queensland and is currently in quarantine

Quarantine: The quiz show’s host Eddie McGuire (pictured) is believed to have arrived in Queensland and is currently in quarantine

The Masked Singer was rocked by an outbreak after seven dancers tested positive for coronavirus and the show’s stars were ordered to self-isolate.

The COVID-19 bombshell came on the night of the show’s grand final being filmed.  

One dancer came to the set ill and was told by producers to go home, the Sunday Herald Sun reported.

Another six dancers who were in close contact also reportedly tested positive.

Pandemic: Last month, Millionaire Hot Seat was ordered to stop filming following a coronavirus outbreak on The Masked Singer, which is located nearby

Pandemic: Last month, Millionaire Hot Seat was ordered to stop filming following a coronavirus outbreak on The Masked Singer, which is located nearby 

‘Production on The Masked Singer has been immediately suspended as a result of several crew members receiving a positive test result for COVID-19,’ Network Ten said in a statement at the time.

‘The health and safety of the community, and our staff and production partners is our number one priority.

‘The entire production team, including the masked singers, the host and panellists are now in self-isolation. They are all being monitored closely and are in constant contact with medical authorities.’

Outbreak:The Masked Singer was rocked by a coronavirus outbreak after seven dancers tested positive for coronavirus and the show's stars were ordered to self-isolate

Outbreak:The Masked Singer was rocked by a coronavirus outbreak after seven dancers tested positive for coronavirus and the show’s stars were ordered to self-isolate

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