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Alesha Dixon is forced to film Simon Cowell’s Walk The Line from home

‘It’s just not worth the risk to the crew’: Alesha Dixon is forced to film Simon Cowell’s Walk The Line from home as singer isolates after testing positive for COVID-19


She has been filming for Simon Cowell’s new show, Walk The Line.

But on Monday, Alesha Dixon, 43, was forced to film from home after coming into contact with someone who’s tested positive for Covid-19.

The presenter will be judging via a video link for the talent show as she has been told to isolate as a precaution. 

Disaster! Alesha Dixon has halted her filming of Simon Cowell’s show Walk The Line after being forced to isolate at home following contact with Covid-19

Fortunately the singer tested negative following a lateral flow test but the show will continue to film without her incase she presents symptoms.    

A source told The Sun: ‘Alesha feels fine and is negative according to tests. But to be safe she’s keeping herself to herself and avoiding going on set until she’s had the definitive all-clear.’

‘It’s just not worth the risk to the rest of the production, the crew, her co-judges and the contestants.’

Out with the old: The new programme will presents an opportunity for music acts to win a life-changing sum of money (Pictured with Simon and Britain's Got Talent judges Amanda and David in 2019)

Out with the old: The new programme will presents an opportunity for music acts to win a life-changing sum of money (Pictured with Simon and Britain’s Got Talent judges Amanda and David in 2019)

Alesha will be starring alongside Gary Barlow, 50, Dawn French, 64, and Craig David, 40, on the judging panel for ITV’s new musical game show.

The programme will presents an opportunity for music acts to win a life-changing sum of money.

It will be hosted by Maya Jama and was created by Simon Cowell – which will debut later this year. 

It was revealed last month that Simon stepped down from the six-part series’ judging panel in order to spend more time with his partner Lauren Silverman and their seven-year-old son Eric.

In the studio: Gary, 50, Alesha, 43, Dawn, 64, and Craig, 40, will head into the studio together for the first time this month to film for the show - hosted by Maya Jama

Excited: Of her new gig, Dawn said: 'I'm far too excited to be part of this show'

In the studio: Gary, 50, Alesha, 43, Dawn, 64, and Craig, 40, will head into the studio together for the first time this month to film for the show – hosted by Maya Jama

The show was set to represent Simon’s return to primetime TV judging after the plug was pulled on The X Factor earlier this year – but the star has confirmed his role will be limited to behind the camera.  

The show was set to represent Simon’s return to primetime TV judging after the plug was pulled on The X Factor earlier this year – but the star has confirmed his role will be limited to behind the camera.

Despite not appearing on screen – a contrast to what UK and US audiences have become accustomed to over the past two decades – Simon will take on the role of executive producer.

Alesha’s reps have been contacted for comment.  

Walk The Line will air on ITV and ITV Hub later in the year. 

Stepping down: It was revealed last month that 62-year-old Simon Cowell had himself stepped down from the six-part series' judging panel

Stepping down: It was revealed last month that 62-year-old Simon Cowell had himself stepped down from the six-part series’ judging panel

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