Pussycat Dolls fail to realise performance has started on One Show

‘Were they taking a cat nap?’ Pussycat Dolls fail to realise their performance has started as The One Show suffers a MAJOR technical glitch during live broadcast

  • Pussycat Dolls were victims of a technical blunder during live performance on BBC ‘s The One Show
  • Girl band failed to realise their track had began playing, missing their cue to start the performance
  • They remained with their backs turned to the audience well into the first verse
  • After a painfully long time, the track cut out – with host Matt Baker having to step in and re-introduce the group

The Pussycat Dolls were caught up in an awkward technical blunder on Wednesday night, during a live performance on BBC’s The One Show.

The quintet were appearing on the evening magazine show to perform their new single React, but failed to realise their track had began playing – missing their cues and standing on stage, backs turned.

The girl group – led by frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, 41 – stood ready to go, facing away from the audience, when One Show host Matt Baker announced them.

Glitch: The Pussycat Dolls were caught up in an awkward technical blunder on Wednesday night, during a live performance on BBC’s The One Show

The music began, albeit at a low volume, and well into the first verse the ladies remained with their backs turned.

The delay caused Jessica Sutta to turn and look at her fellow singers, all wondering what was happening.

After a painfully long time, the track cut out – with Matt having to step in and re-introduce the group.

The music then came on again, on full volume, and the performance was able to commence. 

Awkward: The quintet were appearing on the evening magazine show to perform their new single React, but failed to realise their track had began playing – missing their cues and standing on stage, backs turned

Oh dear: The girls were stood ready to go, facing away from the audience, when One Show host Matt Baker announced them

Slip up: The music began, albeit at a low volume, and well into the first verse the ladies remained unaware what was going on

At the helm: The girl group is led by frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger

Huh? The delay caused Jessica Sutta to turn and look at her fellow singers, all wondering what was happening

The band – which also features Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts and Kimberly Wyatt – were then able to get on with it like the consummate professionals they are.

Viewers took to Twitter to weigh in on the matter, of course.

‘Oh dear. Someone on the #oneshow will get there arse booted by the #pussycatdolls for that blooper!’ one person commented.

Another posted: ‘Eek. That hasn’t gone well has it!’ 


Cringe: The One Show presenters were forced to intro the band twice

Blunder: The ladies stayed turned away from the cameras in the awkward moment

Don’t turn around: The audience waited with baited breath

Finally: The music eventually kicked in and the performance began is it was meant to

Technical difficulties: After a painfully long time, the track cut out – with Matt having to step in and re-introduce the group


Back on: The music then came on again, on full volume, and the performance was able to commence – the girls getting on with it like the consummate professionals they are

Back on tour: The group are commencing on a UK tour this year, having announced their reformation at the end of 2019

Marred: Things have been shaky so far – with their comeback performance on The X Factor racking up over 400 complaints to broadcasting regulator Ofcom

Starlets: The band also features Kimberly Wyatt [pictured front] and Carmit Bachar [back]

Also starring: Ashley Roberts makes up the fifth member of the five-piece


Werk it! Carmit proved she’s still got it during the risqué routine

A third typed: ‘Pussycats caught cat napping…’

‘Wow, the #PussyCatDolls are erm, sounding a bit, erm…’ posted another.

Another posted: ‘Eeeeeeeee. That was a bit awks.’ 

A BBC spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘There was a minor technical fault on the part of The One Show which affected the beginning of the Pussycat Doll’s live performance’.

The group are commencing on a UK tour this year, having announced their reformation at the end of 2019.

But things have been shaky so far – with their comeback performance on The X Factor racking up over 400 complaints to broadcasting regulator Ofcom.

Cheeky! The girls were seen rehearsing their performance ahead of the live gig, with Nicole cheekily reaching in to pinch Kimberley’s bum 


Getting a leg up: Kimberly performed her famous leg move during the rehearsals 

Taking it easy: It all seemed to become a bit too much for the star who took a quick rest

Looking good: The ladies belted out their greatest hits in rehearsals 

Squat it like its hot: Nicole and Kimberly worked their angles in the performance 

Here she goes: Nicole was having the time of her life as she performed 

Who asked YOU? Viewers took to Twitter to weigh in on the matter, of course

Catty: ‘Oh dear. Someone on the #oneshow will get there arse booted by the #pussycatdolls for that blooper!’ one person commented


Another posted: ‘Eek. That hasn’t gone well has it!’

Roll up roll up! The band will kick off their UK and Ireland tour at 3Arena in Dublin on Sunday, April 5

Exit strategy: After performing their risqué routine, the girls were seen exiting the studios


Fuming! Nicole did not look impressed as she left the show

A third typed: ‘Pussycats caught cat napping…’

After performing their risqué routine, the girls were seen exiting the studios. 

Nicole did not look impressed as she left the show – but was spotted getting into a car with her rugby player boyfriend Thom Evans, before they drove off into the night.

The band will kick off their UK and Ireland tour at 3Arena in Dublin on Sunday, April 5.

The One Show airs Monday-Friday at 7PM on BBC One.


Quick change: Nicole changed into a slinky dress after the performance

Meet and greet: Nicole was spotted getting into a car with her rugby player boyfriend Thom Evans

Debrief: They shared a joke together as he took the wheel

Night night: They then drove off into the night putting the performance behind them

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