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Simon Cowell’s New Show ‘Walk the Line’ Faces Technical Problems Ahead of Premiere

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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Simon Cowell’s new musical game show Walk the Line is set to premiere on ITV this Sunday, and the show has already faced some setbacks. The first was the news that Cowell himself would no longer sit on the judging panel. Now the show is having technical difficulties.


Walk the Line will feature musical acts competing for a cash prize. The top two performers from each night will have the choice to either take the cash or “walk the line” and continue to compete. The longer they stay, the bigger the prize gets.

Simon Cowell’s Show ‘Walk the Line’ Faces Technical Issues

According to the Daily Mail, the show faced some technical problems recently while filming the finale, where the winner was set to be revealed. Some of the voting pads used by the studio audience weren’t working.

“Minutes into the voting period it was clear that the studio audience was having trouble casting their votes on the keyboards,” a source said. “As more and more people complained about the problems with the production staff, the independent judge was finally called to speak to the public.”


Producers reportedly extended the voting period while the issues were dealt with. The Daily Mail predicts that this issue will most likely be edited out of the final broadcast so TV viewers aren’t aware there were any problems during the taping.

SEE ALSO: SIMON COWELL IN RACE TO GET ‘WALK THE LINE’ ON THE AIR BEFORE RIVAL SHOW

The Show Has Faced Other Shake-Ups

This isn’t the first time Walk the Line has made headlines for changes or production issues before it airs. First, Cowell decided to step away from the judges’ table to focus more on his role as a creator and producer. He was replaced on the panel by Gary Barlow, who previously judged The X Factor.


The show hit another snag last month when judge Alesha Dixon, known for her Britain’s Got Talent judging gig, came into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. Even though Dixon herself tested negative, she judged the show via video chat out of an abundance of caution.

The show is hosted by Maya Jama. The other judges on the panel are actress Dawn French and singer Craig David. Walk the Line premieres this Sunday, December 12, on ITV.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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