Lodo Guenzi, an indie musician and actor, has been tapped to step in for Argento beginning with the show’s live episodes on Thursday, Oct. 25. He will join current judges Fedez, Mara Maionchi and Manuel Agnelli.
Argento was fired from the singing competition after she was accused of having sexually abused a former child actor who once played her son in a movie. In a statement shortly after the allegations were made public by the New York Times, producers Sky Italia and Fremantle said they “would have no choice but to … put an end to the collaboration with Asia Argento” if the accusations were “confirmed.”
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The actress will continue to appear on a total of seven pre-taped episodes of the season,