Jade Thirlwall will be dialling in from home for the first live show of Little Mix: The Search after being forced to self-isolate.
The popstar was due to appear on the band’s BBC talent show alongside Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, for the first live performances of the series this Saturday.
However, she is now having to appear via videolink until her self-isolation is over, so will be missing from the studio.
The news was confirmed by the team in a statement that 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.’
It should be noted that self-isolation does not necessarily mean that Jade has been tested positive for coronavirus – but rather she’s come into contact with someone who has.
The series is already a week behind after crew members tested positive for coronavirus.
Little Mix: The Search has seen the girls form six brand new bands from talented hopefuls, mentoring them in a bid to become the Next Big Thing.
After the audition episodes aired, the live shows are now kicking off this weekend, with Chris Ramsey hosting as the bands are eliminated via public vote.
The winning band will earn a support slot on their next tour.
In order to maintain social guidelines, Little Mix, the crew and the hopefuls have all been regularly tested for Covid-19.
Metro.co.uk has contacted the BBC for further comment.
This story is currently being updated.
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