Jackie 'O' Henderson reveals she is 'heartbroken' being separated from her daughter while filming The Masked Singer in coronavirus-str
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson reveals she is ‘heartbroken’ being separated from her daughter while filming The Masked Singer in coronavirus-stricken Melbourne
Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has revealed her heartbreak after having to spend time away from her daughter, Kitty, while filming The Masked Singer in Melbourne.
The 45-year-old radio host, who lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, told TV Week that being separated from her nine-year-old was ‘the hardest part of doing the show’.
‘I’d always planned on bringing Kitty with me, but it’s not possible because they [the Victorian Government] are really strict with permits and I wouldn’t want her here anyway now,’ she said, referring to the escalating COVID-19 situation in Melbourne.
Sacrifice: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) has revealed her heartbreak after having to spend time away from her daughter, Kitty, while filming The Masked Singer in Melbourne
Jackie continued: ‘I’ve never been away from her for longer than five days. I’m only a few days in, so I’m okay now, but ask me in two weeks, I’ll be crying. We FaceTime every day, so that helps.’
She added that Kitty was also upset that production of The Masked Singer had moved from Sydney’s Fox Studios set to Melbourne this season.
‘Kitty’s so disappointed. She’s obsessed with the show. Last year, she would come straight from school and we hung out almost every day.’
Living apart: The 45-year-old radio host, who lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, told TV Week that being separated from her nine-year-old (left) was ‘the hardest part of doing the show’
For the past few weeks, Jackie has been filming The Masked Singer in the afternoons while hosting her KIIS FM breakfast radio show from 6am.
Speaking to Who magazine on Thursday, she described her work schedule as ‘insane’ and said that her double shifts were ‘pretty gruelling’.
‘My daily schedule is pretty gruelling right now but by far the hardest thing for me was leaving Kitty at home,’ she said.
‘It was the one thing that made me unsure about going ahead with doing the show again because once coronavirus worsened in Melbourne, I knew she wouldn’t be able to come down for weekends.’
Jackie broadcasts her breakfast radio program every morning before filming the Channel 10 singing competition for the rest of the day.
‘I’m up super early to do the radio show and then it’s straight into hair and makeup before filming The Masked Singer for the next 10 hours,’ she said.
‘But I love it. This is a job that doesn’t feel like work at all, it’s so much fun.’
The Masked Singer Australia will return for its second season on August 10.