Who is Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson?

JESY Nelson has a legion of fans thanks to her career in girlband Little Mix.

Following the 29-year-old singer’s sudden disappearance from the finale of their BBC1 talent show The Search, her management released a statement  confirming the hiatus.

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Who is Jesy Nelson?

Jesy has been a member of the group since they formed on The X Factor in 2011, alongside bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall.

Together they have sold more than 50million records.

They have also landed two Brit Awards, four number one singles and releasing six albums along the way.

Away from the band Jesy won a National Television Award for her work on a landmark TV documentary called Odd One Out addressing online bullying and struggles with body image.

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Is Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix?

Jesy is not leaving the band but is taking some time off from the group.

A spokesman for the group told The Sun: “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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Little Mix were the first group to win The X Factor at the height of its success back in 2011[/caption]

It comes after she confirmed she would miss the band’s high profile appearance at the EMAs in early November 2020.

At the time a spokesman said: “Jesy is unwell and will not be appearing on tonight’s final of Little Mix: The Search. 

“She will also not be hosting or performing at tomorrow’s MTV EMAs.”

Jesy has stepped back from the band amid a health battle

Little Mix have announced they are scheduled to hit the road on tour again in April next year, though it’s thought the dates may be delayed if necessary as a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

But the group has also faced strain after a well-documented fall out with their former record label, Simon Cowell’s SyCo Music, in November 2018 – which saw them move to rival record RCA amid a bust-up between Cowell and the band’s management company, Modest Management.

After the incident, which erupted as they made their LM5 album, Simon told The Sun the dispute “wasn’t down to money” and added: “Basically, they said we’d done a terrible job.

Jesy won a National Television Award for her BBC documentary

“I had agreed not to talk about this publicly because I thought it was a private matter.

“I said ‘We can’t work with the management, it’s as simple as that’.”

But The X Factor judge said he’s still on good terms with Jade, Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne and has planned to meet up with them.

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The close friends were formed as a group on The X Factor in 2011[/caption]

He said he’s never fallen out with the band, adding: “As I said in my email to them, I stand by the fact they are the hardest working bunch of girls I’ve ever worked with. They deserve everything they’ve got.”

The girls later told The Sun a change was “always good,” with Perrie adding: “We’re ready for a fresh start.”

Leigh-Anne explained: “We were with Syco for seven years and had an incredible journey but it’s going to be nice to change it up and get a new view on us.

“A change and a fresh start is a good thing, we’re excited.”

Little Mix were the first group to win The X Factor at the height of its success back in 2011, a year after boyband One Direction finished third, and quickly joined the ranks of pop superstars with a string of chart hits – including Wings, Black Magic and Shout Out To My Ex.

Four of their albums have enjoyed platinum sales, and a string of spin-off projects including clothing ranges, perfume, beauty products and an autobiography have cemented their status as A-listers.

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