Simon Cowell’s new talent show Walk the Line hit by technical errors ahead of ITV debut

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Simon Cowell’s new talent show Walk The Line hit by technical errors ahead of ITV’s debut as audience voting blocks in studio didn’t work










It is scheduled to hit screens on December 12.

But, Simon Cowell’s new talent show, Walk The Line, suffered from technical errors while filming key moments, ahead of its ITV debut.

During the finale, some of the studio’s audience voting blocks failed, forcing an independent judge to be called in while issues were resolved.

Nightmare! Simon Cowell’s new talent show Walk The Line reportedly suffered a technical error ahead of its ITV debut (pictured in November)

The technical malfunction plunged the program into crisis mode a few moments before the announcement of its big winner.

An insider told TVZone: “At the start of the voting period, it was clear that studio audiences were struggling to vote on keyboards.

“As more and more people complained about the problems with the production staff, the independent judge was finally called in to speak to the public.”

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.

Ouch!  During the finale, some of the studio's audience voting blocks failed, resulting in an independent judge being called while issues were resolved (Pictured: host Maya Jama)

Ouch! During the finale, some of the studio’s audience voting blocks failed, resulting in an independent judge being called while issues were resolved (Pictured: host Maya Jama)

It is claimed that producers were forced to extend the voting period while technical flaws were resolved.

The embarrassing incident will most likely be deleted, so viewers at home are unlikely to be able to see it when the latest hits air later this month.

The report comes just weeks after it emerged Judge Alesha Dixon, 43, was forced to film from home after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19.

The presenter ultimately had to judge via a video link for the talent show as she was told to self-isolate as a precaution.

Big names: Alesha Dixon, 43, Dawn French, 64 and Gary Barlow, 50, sit on the jury for ITV's new musical game show

Big names: Alesha Dixon, 43, Dawn French, 64 and Gary Barlow, 50, sit on the jury for ITV’s new musical game show

Fortunately, the singer tested negative following a lateral flow test but the show continued filming without her in case she showed any symptoms.

A source told The Sun at the time: “Alesha is feeling fine and is testing negative. But to be sure, she keeps herself to herself and avoids getting on set until she’s done. the final green light.

“It just isn’t worth the risk to the rest of the production, the team, its co-judges and the contestants.”

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

The program will offer musical artists the opportunity to earn life-changing amount of money.

Oh dear!  The report comes just weeks after Alesha Dixon, 43, was forced to film from her home after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19

Oh dear! The report comes just weeks after Alesha Dixon, 43, was forced to film from her home after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19

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

It was revealed in October that Simon had stepped down from the jury for the six-part series in order to spend more time with partner Lauren Silverman and their seven-year-old son Eric.

The show was set to feature Simon’s return to prime-time TV after The X Factor was disconnected earlier this year – but the star has confirmed that his role will be limited to behind the camera.

Although he will not appear on screen – unlike what British and American audiences have become accustomed to over the past two decades – Simon will take on the role of executive producer.

Walk The Line will begin Sunday, December 12 at 8 p.m. on ITV and ITV Hub.

Soon!  Walk The Line will begin Sunday December 12 at 8 p.m. on ITV and ITV Hub

Soon! Walk The Line will begin Sunday December 12 at 8 p.m. on ITV and ITV Hub

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