Leigh-Anne burst into tears after seeing one contestant vowing not to give up, after being told he would never make it in the music industry.

The singer recalled times where people from her hometown told her the same, before she shot to fame in Little Mix.

Leigh-Anne and her band mates Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards were put together on The X Factor, so they know exactly how the contestants on their own talent show are feeling.

In the latest episode, the girls were auditioning girls and boys for a mixed band.

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock was left in tears after an 'overwhelming' audition

But one hopeful had a lasting impact on the girls, especially Leigh-Anne, after he revealed that he had been told he wasn't good enough by many people.

Jordan, 22, had even had to step away from friends who repeatedly told him he wouldn't make it in the industry.

He went on to belt out an incredible version of Lizzo's hit Good as Hell.

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock resonated with contestant Jordan

The girls were singing with him at one point, loving his vocals.

Perrie also had her say, stating he was about to prove all of those people wrong.

Leigh-Anne couldn't help but tear up over his words

But Leigh-Anne couldn't help but tear up over his words, resonating with him after her own struggles before the Little Mix days.

She told him: "So many people in my hometown said that I couldn’t do it, didn’t believe in me, said I wasn’t good enough, and I never ever listened.

Like Jordan, Little Mix fans raced to support the star

"I’ve got 'believe' tattooed on my neck, and I kept believing, and now I’m here.

"I don’t want to get upset but I swear you’re so good, and you’re gonna do so well, and I’m really happy you came here today."

Sharing their support online, one fan tweeted: "I LOVE LEIGH ANNE SO MUCH GOSH I WANNA HUG HER SO BAD."

Another said: "leigh bby we’re SO beyond proud of you & how far you’ve come."

A third added: "Leigh crying over Jordan being told he wasn’t good enough when he clearly is so heartbreaking and sweet makes her the perfect mentor."

Little Mix The Search continues next Saturday on BBC One.