Jade Thirlwall was ‘gutted’ to miss out on Little Mix’s performance as they were forced to sing without her during The Search.
The girl group opened the live shows tonight with a stunning performance of their new hit Sweet Melody, which will feature on their new album Confetti.
However, after being put into quarantine, Jade could only appear on the show virtually, meaning she missed out on the gig.
Luckily her bandmates Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards were there to sing her part – and fans were obsessed.
‘LEIGH ANNE AND PERRIE COVERING JADE PART,’ one enthused while another said: ‘PERFORMANCE WAS INSANE BUT I MISS JADE.’
These capitals are completely necessary.
Someone else added: ‘Omg, since I heard [Sweet Melody] I’m very obsessed, I can’t wait to see the performance again now with Jade too.’
When chatting over video call, Jade explained: ‘I’m doing alright, gutted I can’t be there tonight but I’m just happy that I can still do this from home.’
The singer went into self-isolation earlier this week, with the BBC confirming she’d miss out on being in the studio during tonight’s performance.
A spokesperson for the broadcasting giant said: ‘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.’
While she is in quarantine this does not mean she has Covid-19, but possibly came into contact with someone who has.
This isn’t the show’s only run-in with coronavirus, as last week’s show was cancelled after multiple crew members tested positive for the virus.
At the time the BBC 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.
‘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.’
Little Mix The Search continues Saturday on BBC One.
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