All we know about Jade Thirlwall returning to #LittleMixTheSearch

THE SEARCH is back on screens tonight following a week-long delay due to coronavirus. When will Jade Thirlwall be back for the live shows of the reality series?

PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 07:00, Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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The Search is returning to BBC One this evening (October 24) for the live shows and fans are excited to see which bands make it through to the next stage. The first of the live shows was supposed to air last weekend (October 17), but had to be cancelled due to some coronavirus cases among the crew. The show will air this weekend, but fans will see Jade Thirlwall will not be joining her three bandmates amongst the live audience.

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Where is Jade Thirlwall?

The Search made its debut on BBC One in September 2020 and the members of the notorious band were on the hunt for a new support act.

Jade had joined Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock on a mission to find some of the top talent in the country.

Those who got through the audition stage were organised into six bands, including an all-male band and a mixed group.

For the first of the live shows, the bands will battle it out against each other in order to get one step closer to going on tour with next year.

Jade Thirlwall will not be a part of the live show as she has been told to self-isolate, and she will instead take part via video link.

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A statement from said: "Jade has to self-isolate this week and will therefore be carrying out her role as Mentor on : The Search from home. For this Saturday's show, Jade will participate via video link, continuing to mentor alongside Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Perrie."

Jade was told to stay at home for the live show as she was told she had come into contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus.

Due to the nature of the competition series, she will stay at home in order to prevent the spread of the virus among the audience and contestants.

The official government guidance is for people to isolate at home for 14 days if they have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive.

Fans will still be able to see Jade, just not in person with the rest of her bandmates and host

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