Little Mix’s The Search has been delayed due to coronavirus

The BBC One musical talent series was due to air later this year

Little Mix (Getty, MH)

Little Mix’s BBC talent show The Search has been put on hold in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, amidst speculation that the girl band’s summer tour will also be axed. The musical show’s intended prize was an opening slot during their tour.

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Band members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwallwere were set to judge Little Mix: The Search, alongside comedian and Strictly Come Dancing star Chris Ramsey as host.

“In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that Little Mix The Search will be postponed until further notice,” a BBC spokesperson told The Mirror.

“We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organisation and public health organisations.”

It’s not yet been announced when the postponed talent series will air.

The news follows on from other talent shows like Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice making changes to their scheduling format.

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BGT will go ahead with its pre-recorded auditions release on 11th April, but will take a break before hosting its live shows. Similarly, The Voice was forced to postpone its live shows earlier this March to comply with government advice to cancel large gatherings.