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Little Mix confuse fans with missing member after week of controversy

Fans wondered if she was ill

After the week they’ve had, you’d think Little Mix would be sticking together as much as possible.

But viewers were confused to see the girl group missing a member on Friday night’s Children In Need.

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall appeared on the fundraiser special, where they greeted a mega-fan charity worker. But those watching at home flocked to Twitter to ask where Leigh-Anne Pinnock was.

No explanation was offered as to why the 27-year-old was a no-show, and one fan questioned: “How come @LittleMix Leigh-Anne isn’t on children in need but the other 3 are? Where’s Leigh-Anne??? 💖💖💖.”

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The fan got to perform with three out of four of the group (credit: BBC)

A second tweeted: “Am I missing something? Why is #childreninneed2018 pretending Leigh Anne isn’t in Little Mix?”

Another exploded: “Massive [bleep] up on children in need thinking little mix has only three members and forgetting Leigh-Anne😂 #childreninneed2018.”

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Only Jesy, Perrie and Jade were there (credit: BBC)

A fourth speculated: “Guys I think Leigh-Anne WAS ILL WHEN THIS WAS FILMED ♥️♥️♥️.”

Leigh-Anne made no comment about her absence online yesterday, only sharing a video of her “vegan nachos” at home with a friend. She also posted a picture of herself to promote the new album.

She wrote: “Not long now guys till #LM5 is all yours 😍.”

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It’s been a week full of controversy for the singers, who won X Factor back in 2011.

The band was formed in 2011 (credit: ITV)

Firstly they shocked fans when their record label dropped them days before the release of their new album LM5, after an ‘extraordinary row’.

Syco boss Simon Cowell spoke out to say: “The only reason I got annoyed was that it’s easy to paint this picture of Syco as this dark, awful place where all we’re trying to do is rip artists off and make them unhappy.”

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Simon confirmed Syco had dropped Little Mix (credit: ITV)

The dad-of-one added to The Sun: “It was just embarrassing but, funnily enough, I was more annoyed, again, not about me, but about the fact people who had worked so hard in my company were being misrepresented. Why do artists think they’re more important than staff members?”

The reality TV group also opened up about how difficult fame had been, revealing all the names they’ve been called over the years by posing naked with just words on their skin.

Jesy, 27, also admitted she spent years feeling “miserable” because she believed people were spreading negative comments about her.

She explained: “When I first started out, I struggled.

“I never thought I would get over thinking people thought certain things about me.

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Jesy said she was miserable (credit: jesynelson Instagram)

“I still get upset when I talk about it. I’ll never get those years back. I was so miserable, I should have been enjoying my [bleep] life.”

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