Little Mix: The Search’s Chris Ramsey on COVID regulations and whether Jade Thirlwall will be back in studio

An earlier episode of the series was postponed after crew members tested positive.

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Little Mix: The Search presenter Chris Ramsey has revealed some of the safety restrictions in place on the show – following Jade Thirlwall’s absence on Saturday’s episode.


The comedian explained some of the measures taken by the BBC to safeguard the Little Mix: The Search production crew while appearing as a guest on Lorraine this morning, but did not confirm whether Jade would be back in the studio this week.

“As far I know is it’s okay, all I do is someone does a COVID test on me and I travel down to London if I’m all clear,” he said.

“Either there are four members of Little Mix or one on the telly, we’ll see.”

An earlier episode of the series had been removed from the schedules two weeks ago after crew members returned positive COVID tests, while last week Jade had to carry out her role from home while she self-isolated. has approached the BBC for comment on whether Jade will be back in the studio this week.

Despite the problems the show has been a massive hit with audiences since it debuted, and Ramsey went on to discuss why the girl group made such good judges on the series.

“The girls have been through this,” he said. “Not only they’re such down to earth girls, they’re so lovely. They’ve been through this process and are so caring with the guys who auditioned.’


The programme began airing in September, with the world-renowned girl band putting together six different musical groups, including a boy band, a mixed group, a girl vocal group, a vocal and instruments band, a girl dance group and a rap R&B group.

Little Mix: The Search will continue on BBC One on 31st October. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.