Jade Thirlwall isn’t next to her bandmates as the first live show of Little Mix: The Search airs, following several audition rounds.
While the rest of the Little Mix band Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson are all present to judge the bands they put together, it’s left viewers confused as to why Jade isn’t sat with them as usual.
Episode 7 sees a number of different bands battle it out to join the girls on their tour. But where is Jade? We reveal why she is nowhere to be seen!
Where is Jade on Little Mix: The Search?
Jade has been told to self-isolate at home. She isn’t present at the live shows and is tuning in via live video link from home.
In a statement, the Little Mix The Search production team wrote: “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.”
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Why is Jade in self-isolation?
As reported by the BBC, Jade came into contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus and has to self-isolate to stop the potential spread.
It comes after several crew members tested positive for coronavirus.
However it has not been confirmed who Jade has been in contact with that has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Why wasn’t the show on TV last week?
The show had to be postponed for one week after members of the production team at Little Mix: The Search tested positive.
However, it was previously reported that all members of the band and host Chris Ramsey tested negative for coronavirus.
The series returns on Saturday October 24th after the live shows were suspended last weekend.
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WATCH LITTLE MIX: THE SEARCH ON SATURDAYS AT 6.10 PM AND SUNDAYS AT 6.45 PM