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All four members of Little Mix test negative for COVID-19

All four members of Little Mix test negative for COVID-19 after The Search live shows are POSTPONED when ‘a small number’ of crew members contract the virus

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All four members of Little Mix have tested negative for COVID-19, after their talent show The Search had to shut down production.

The BBC were forced to postpone this weekend’s live shows after ‘a small number’ of crew members tested positive for the respiratory virus sweeping the globe.

But despite mixing with those crew members, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson have got the all-clear. 

All-clear: All four members of Little Mix have tested negative for COVID-19, after their talent show The Search had to shut down production

‘They’ve all tested negative and do not need to isolate,’ a source told The Sun. ‘They will be regularly tested throughout the run of the series.’

BBC also confirmed that none of Little Mix themselves have tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement the BBC confirmed the planned shows had been delayed by a week so the affected crew members could self-isolate.

On hold: The BBC were forced to postpone this weekend's live shows after 'a small number' of crew members tested positive for the respiratory virus sweeping the globe

On hold: The BBC were forced to postpone this weekend’s live shows after ‘a small number’ of crew members tested positive for the respiratory virus sweeping the globe

They said: ‘We can confirm that a small number of people on the Little Mix The Search production have tested positive for coronavirus and they are now self-isolating following the latest government guidelines. 

‘Due to the format of the show we have made the decision to postpone Saturday’s programme. 

‘There are rigorous protocols in place to manage Covid-19 as the safety of all those involved in the production is paramount. We hope to be back on air on Saturday 24 October.’  

Pushed back: In a statement the BBC confirmed the planned shows had been delayed by a week so crew members could self-isolate

Pushed back: In a statement the BBC confirmed the planned shows had been delayed by a week so crew members could self-isolate

We'll be back! Host Chris Ramsey took to Twitter to confirm he'd also tested negative for COVID-19, telling fans he was 'gutted' the live show had been postponed

We’ll be back! Host Chris Ramsey took to Twitter to confirm he’d also tested negative for COVID-19, telling fans he was ‘gutted’ the live show had been postponed

Host Chris Ramsey took to Twitter to confirm he’d also tested negative for COVID-19, telling fans he was ‘gutted’ the live show had been postponed.

He wrote: ‘Absolutely gutted. I had a test and it was negative… but let’s be honest, I think if it was me they would just fine another presenter and do the show anyway. See you all next week.’

It’s thought the competing six bands – boyband, girl vocal, girl dance, R n B and Hip Hop, mixed and live instrumental – have all been placed in lockdown so they are safe to perform when the series returns, according to Metro.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for BBC for further comment. 

Little Mix: The Search has seen the X Factor winners join forces to find a group that can support them on their upcoming tour, auditioning plenty of hopefuls that could be formed into six different types of bands.

The live shows were scheduled to start this weekend, hosted by comedian Chris Ramsay, but will now start the following weekend.  

New music star: Little Mix: The Search has seen the X Factor winners join forces to find a group that can support them on their upcoming tour

New music star: Little Mix: The Search has seen the X Factor winners join forces to find a group that can support them on their upcoming tour

However despite being a hit with fans on social media, The Search hasn’t had the strongest start in the ratings.

It is thought that only 1.9m people tuned in to watch the talent show last month, compared to more than double that watched rival BGT, reports The Mirror.

Despite the opening weekend, BBC bosses are reportedly hoping the ratings will improve when more figures come in.

A source said: ‘It’s a fresh new show for a young audience who prefer to watch on BBC iPlayer sometimes a few days after it’s aired on TV.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Little Mix and for the BBC to ask for a comment. 

Preparations: It's thought the competing six bands have all been placed in lockdown so they are safe to perform when the series returns

Preparations: It’s thought the competing six bands have all been placed in lockdown so they are safe to perform when the series returns

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