Little Mix reveal they ‘didn’t expect being in a band to be so hard’ after Jesy Nelson announced her break

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Little Mix have opened up about the pressures of being in a band, in their first TV appearance since Jesy Nelson announced her extended break.

The trio, who paid tribute to Jesy after she previously missed out on hosting gigs due to being unwell, are set to appear on Saturday's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show.

Perrie Edwards, 27, Jade Thirlwall, 27, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, take a trip down memory lane and are shown a clip of their younger selves on The X Factor in 2011.

After watching the sweet clip, Perrie admits: "I don't think we expected it to be this hard. When you're young and you think of being a popstar, you think, 'Oh I want everyone to love me and ask for my autograph…' then you get thrown into it and you're like, 'Holy s*** balls it's a lot.'

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"We don't rest, we don't sleep. But we love success so we're willing to work for it and it's been an amazing 10 years!"

Continuing on from Perrie's point, Leigh-Anne adds: "People don't see how hard it is, the things that go on behind the scenes. People don't understand the pressure.

"People sometimes see popstars and think, 'Oh it is glam and glitz', but really it's hard."

Jade agreed with her band mates, and credited their friends and family for being there for them.


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"We've got each other, that's the beauty of being in a band. We just stay grounded with our friends and family.

"When we get time off we go straight home and see the family. Our mams would be the first to tell us off if we were getting a bit big-headed," the Northern lass explained.

"Our mums are our biggest fans. We've got a group chat… [They're called the] 'Mummy Mixers'", Leigh-Anne shared.

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The girl group, who were reduced to tears on the final of Little Mix The Search, appeared as a three for the first time after Jesy, 29, revealed she was taking a break.

A spokesman for the band said: "Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons.

"We will not be issuing any further comment currently and ask media to please respect her privacy at this time."

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