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Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock says Little Mix split was ‘never an option’ – and says Perrie and Jade are her ‘sisters’

LITTLE Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock says Little Mix split was "never an option" - and says Perrie and Jade are her "sisters."

It comes after Jesy Nelson sensationally  quit the band late last year saying being in the group "took a toll on her mental health."

Leigh-Anne has revealed Britain's biggest girlband Little Mix has no plans to split.

Instead they pledged to stick it out through their ups and downs.

Leigh-Anne told Glamour magazine: " I do think our sense of sisterhood is better for when we do have s**t times together over the years or if we’ve got on each other’s nerves, because it’s never been an option to not be together and we’ve always known that we are sisters.

"It helps you to learn forgiveness, learn to be more patient and be more compromising because you’re in a group dynamic where it’s literally that or you don’t be together.”

Jesy quit the group, whose hits include Black Magic and Sweet Melody, late last year saying being in the band "took a toll on her mental health.

Last month she told how she "mentally bullied and starved herself" as she battled her body issues in Little Mix.

The 29-year-old wrote an emotional post about "wasting years of her life" trying to "please other people" by being a size 8.

Sharing an image of herself lying on the floor after a workout - looking very thin with her rib cage showing - Jesy wrote: "I just saw this picture pop up on my feed and it made me feel so sad.

"On the day this picture was taken, I remember going to the gym with my manager and I stood in the mirror and I said, ‘god I’m so fat I just want my legs to be like this’ and I pulled my skin around to try and create a thigh gap because I genuinely believed that being skinny would make me happier.

"And even when I got to a size 8 from starving myself, I still wasn’t happy.

" I mentally bullied myself everyday to try to please other people.

"It’s taken me 10 years to realise that I’m the only person I need to please."

Meanwhile she teased fans that she was working on solo material.

Taking to Instagram she she shared a photo of herself in a recording studio, hours after posting a snap of herself with the caption “Let’s go,” alongside a series of music note emojis.

Giving a clear sign she is making a debut album, she then liked a comment on her image which said: “Are we getting JN1?” - a fan abbreviation using her initials to refer to her first record.

She is working with songwriters Patrick Patrikios and Hanni Ibrahim who helped pen Little Mix’s 2018 album LM5 and wrote their 2016 hit single Touch.

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