BBC bosses have decided to postpone the Little Mix talent show, The Search, for at least a year after Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards welcomed their babies into the world.
Leigh-Anne, 29, gave birth to twins earlier this month, and Perrie, 28, also welcomed a child soon after.
The show at the time focused on the girl group of Perrie, Leigh-Anne, Jade Thirlwall, 28, and Jesy Nelson, 30, looking for new talent to join them on tour.
Since the end of the first season, Jesy left the group and opted for a solo career.
With the big changes in group dynamics and new mothers needing time to care for their newborns, BBC Entertainment boss Kate Phillips has confirmed that they will not be returning for season two of the year. next.
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She said: “We won’t be bringing Little Mix back next year. I mean, the girls all have babies per minute.
Little Mix: The Search first aired in September 2020 as they looked to find a band to join them on their Confetti tour in 2022.
The rock group Since September won the competition and will join the girls when they return to the stage.
The coronavirus had forced production to fight as live broadcasts were pushed back and forced to move forward with social distancing rules throughout the lockdown.
The first episode of the season had been delayed by a week due to a number of production staff testing positive for Covid, putting them in isolation.
Jade was then absent from the first concert due to isolation and was therefore not present as the girls took the stage to perform their single Sweet Melody.
Instead of appearing via a video link during the performance, the show’s bosses revealed at the time: mentor alongside Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Perrie.
Jesy also did not appear in the show’s final episode, with her absence announced ahead of the airing due to illness.
Little Mix’s official Twitter account tweeted at the time, “Can you believe tonight is The Search’s FINAL !! We are incredibly proud of the 6 bands and can’t wait to see the last 4 play!
“We are so sad that Jesy cannot join us tonight, but we have such an amazing show in store for all of you.”
A month later, it was confirmed that Jesy had left the group in order to prioritize his own sanity.
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