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

Simon Cowell’s new talent show Walk The Line was hit with technical errors ahead of ITV debut as studio audience voting blocks failed










It is set to hit screens on December 12.

But, Simon Cowell’s new talent show Walk The Line was hit by technical errors during the filming of key moments, ahead of its ITV debut.

During the finale, some of the studio’s audience voting blocks did not work, leading to an independent judge being brought in while the issues were worked out.

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

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

An insider told TVZone, “Within minutes of the voting period starting, it was clear that the studio audience was struggling to vote on keyboards.

“As more and more people complained about the issues with the production staff, the Independent Judge was finally called in to speak to the public.”

MailOnline has contacted ITV for a comment.

Ouch!  In the finale, some of the studio's audience voting blocks didn't work, leading to an independent judge being brought in while the issues were worked out (Picture: Host Maya Jama)

Ouch! In the finale, some of the studio’s audience voting blocks didn’t work, leading to an independent judge being brought in while the issues were worked out (Picture: Host Maya Jama)

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

The awkward incident will most likely be deleted, so viewers at home are unlikely to see it when the finale airs later this month.

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

The presenter eventually had to judge via 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, are on the judging panel for ITV's new musical game show

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

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

A source told The Sun at the time: “Alesha is feeling fine and tested negative. But to be sure, she is staying alone and avoiding going on set until she is cleared. final.

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

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

The program will offer musicians the opportunity to earn a sum of money that will change their lives.

Oh dear!  The report comes just weeks after Alesha Dixon, 43, was forced to film from 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 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 – which will debut later this year.

It was revealed in October that Simon left the judging panel for the six-part series in order to spend more time with his partner Lauren Silverman and their seven-year-old son Eric.

The show was set to represent Simon’s return to primetime TV 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.

Although he won’t appear on screen – unlike what UK and US audiences have grown accustomed to over the past two decades – Simon will take on the role of executive producer.

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

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

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

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