While Australian audiences were left enthralled by The Masked Singer's celebrity reveals last year, it was the big budget costumes that stole the show!
So when this year's crop of celebrities were given their characters, the fight was on for who was the best dressed – with more than one star left spitting the dummy over their less-than-stellar get-ups!
"Producers were fielding calls from talent and talent managers who were not happy," the source reveals.
"Some costumes are amazing, some are ... well, let's say, not so amazing."
The show insider says that the female celebs were left fighting over the Kitten, everyone wanted to be the Bushranger and the celebs who were left with the Cactus, the Puppet, the Frilled-Neck Lizard and the Echidna were nothing short of furious.
"Really, who would want to be those characters?" says the source.
"And the Hammerhead is just scary."
The fight for costumes reportedly sent production into a tailspin, with celebrities calling in their managers to intervene and save what they all felt was their chance at their big comeback.
"No one could have imagined the success of the show last year and the calibre of celebrity wanting to be a part this year was really ramped up," says the source.
"Loads of Aussie stars put their name in the ring this year after seeing what it did for the people who appeared in the show last year.
"Many of them consider this to be their big comeback, so when they were given less-than-impressive costumes to wear, well, things felt strained backstage to say the least."
Several big stars are rumoured to be part of the show this year including Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and Grey's Anatomy's Kate Walsh.
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