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Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock suggests Capital FM left her off ‘sexiest female’ list because of her skin colour

'NOT RIGHT'

LITTLE Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock has suggested she was discriminated against by Capital FM because of her skin colour.

The star, 29, referred to the radio station’s yearly nominations for pop’s “sexiest female”.

Leigh-Anne said she felt left out while her bandmates made the shortlist.

She explained: “There was one time when a radio station, they were doing ‘sexiest female’. They’d do it every year and all the other girls had been nominated every single year except for me.

“And it got to maybe 2018 or something and I finally got nominated.” 

Leigh-Anne, who won the honour in 2018, said it left her wondering why she had not been nominated before.

She added: “It’s these little things that you look back on and you think, ‘There’s something not right here’.” 

Leigh-Anne — who is expecting her first child with Watford footballer Andre Gray, 29 — was speaking ahead of the release of her new one-off TV documentary that covers racism she has experienced.

The singer won The X Factor in 2011 with her Little Mix bandmates Jade Thirlwall, 28, Perrie Edwards, 27, and Jesy Nelson, 29, who has now left.

She said: “Racism is in every single industry. There needs to be more diversity in every workplace.”

Global-owned Capital FM declined to comment.

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