Entertainment Little Mix: The Search POSTPONED in last minute schedule shake-up
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Little Mix: The Search has been postponed in a last minute schedule shake-up, it was announced on Saturday.
The BBC Talent show, in which the band attempt to look for the next music superstars, has been taken off air to make way for Boris Johnson's press conference, in which he is expected to announce a second nationwide lockdown.
Instead, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson will return to screens for the semi-final next Friday, with the final following on Saturday.
In a statement shared on Twitter, they wrote: 'Little Mix The Search has been postponed tonight for a BBC News special.
Little Mix's The Search's first live episode postponed after coronavirus outbreak on set
The series is hoping to return very soon.Little Mix The Search has postponed its debut live show this weekend after a coronavirus outbreak on set.
'The Show will now become part of a big final event weekend, with the semi-final airing at 7pm on Friday 6th November and the final at 6.05pm on Saturday 7th November.'
TV schedules were given a last minute reshuffle on Saturday as the Prime Minister prepared to address the nation from 10 Downing Street.
Boris will complete a U-turn by announcing blanket coronavirus restrictions for England at a press conference alongside medical and science chiefs Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance.
The draconian measures - being billed as 'Tier Four' on the government's sliding scale - are set to come into force from midnight Thursday morning after bleak Sage modelling projected the virus could kill 85,000 this winter, far above the previous 'reasonable worst case'.
Little Mix: The Search's Chris Ramsey tests negative for Covid
The show's host, 34, took to Twitter on Wednesday to admit he was 'absolutely gutted' that the upcoming live shows have been postponed and confirmed he had tested negative for the virus.The show's host, 34, took to Twitter on Wednesday to admit he was 'absolutely gutted' that the upcoming live shows have been postponed due to 'a small number' of crew members testing positive for COVID-19.
Celebrity Mastermind was due to air at 5.35pm, followed by Little Mix: The Search at 6.05pm, but the press conference has caused a major schedule change.
Little Mix fans looking forward to the show were naturally unimpressed with the announcement, with many taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
'IM SO MAD AT BBC!!! First they are only available on uk and now they just shut you down?? That’s not fair! So disrespectful' ranted one angry person.
While another moaned: 'i promise id much rather watch this than listen to boris waffle.'
Little Mix confirm negative COVID-19 tests after case on The Search set
The BBC series has postponed its first live show. In a statement to The Sun, a rep for band members Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson said: "They've all tested negative and do not need to isolate."They will be regularly tested throughout the run of the series." © BBC little mix the search BBC On Wednesday (October 14), Little Mix: The Search announced it had postponed its debut live show, which was due to air this Saturday, after a coronavirus outbreak on set.
'Damn, this was the only thing I had to look forward to this week' fumed a third fan.
'As if boris couldn’t get any worse...he’s now delayed the only enjoyable time of the week' tweeted a fourth.
With another adding: 'yeah i was really excited, now i’m just gonna lay down and cry while listening to little mix’ sad songs.'
The news comes as a further blow for the talent show after they were forced to postpone an episode earlier this month after 'a small number' of crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement the BBC confirmed the planned shows had been delayed by a week so crew members could self-isolate.
They said: 'We can confirm that a small number of people on the Little Mix The Search production have tested positive for coronavirus and they are now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines.
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall to miss The Search's live show
Jade will appear on first live show via video link while she self-isolates.Jade and her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson were all due to be live in the studio on Saturday (October 24) to continue their talent competition.
'Due to the format of the show we have made the decision to postpone Saturday’s programme.
'There are rigorous protocols in place to manage Covid-19 as the safety of all those involved in the production is paramount. We hope to be back on air on Saturday 24 October.'
BBC also confirmed that none of Little Mix themselves have tested positive for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the first live show last Saturday kicked off without Jade Thirwall, after she was forced to self-isolate at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A statement announcing the news read: 'Jade has to self-isolate this week and will therefore be carrying out her role as Mentor on Little Mix The Search from home.
'For this Saturday's show, Jade will participate via video link, continuing to mentor alongside Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Perrie.'
People in the UK self-isolate if they show any symptoms or are tested positive for COVID-19. They also quarantine if someone they live with or a member of their support bubble catch the virus.
Little Mix: The Search has seen the X Factor winners join forces to find a group that can support them on their upcoming tour, auditioning plenty of hopefuls that could be formed into six different types of bands.
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall is 'being lined up as a TV presenter' .
The singer, 27, is said to have impressed bosses during the band's talent show The Search in October and also made a good impression as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2019.The singer, 27, delighted audiences with her entertaining comments during the girl band's talent show in October and also made a good impression as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race in 2019.