Alesha Dixon forced to film Walk The Line virtually due to Covid-19 precaution

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Alesha Dixon has been forced to pull out of filming Simon Cowell's new show Walk The Line after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

The Britain's Got Talent judge has joined the judging panel of the new game show, in which musical variety acts will be given the choice each week to cash out and leave or stay in the competition and play for potentially more money.

However, a spokesperson for ITV has confirmed that she has to film two episodes remotely as she is in isolation after her encounter with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

"Alesha Dixon has come into close contact with someone who has tested positive with Covid-19 and although she is currently testing negative, she will film the next two episodes of the show via video link as a precautionary measure," the spokesperson told Metro.co.uk.

According to reports, filming is taking place without the former Mis-Teeq singer early this week and she will join virtually in a few days.

Dixon will be joined on the judging panel by Take That's Gary Barlow and rumoured judges Craig David and Dawn French, while Maya Jama is reportedly serving as the host.

Cowell was originally supposed to appear on the show as a judge but he decided to step back and focus on his behind-the-scenes role and recruited Barlow as his replacement.

"This is a situation where I have decided it is right for me to focus on my role as the creator and producer as we build up to the hugely exciting launch," he said in a statement earlier this month. "Gary's musical pedigree is second to none - and we have known each other a long time now - so I am delighted he is picking up the baton for me for the first series of Walk The Line. I know he will do a fantastic job."

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