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Jesy Nelson quit Little Mix over weight fears as she recalls panic attack

Jesy Nelson announced her departure from Little Mix last year (Picture: Getty / Rex)

Jesy Nelson quit Little Mix following fears about how the weight she gained in lockdown would appear in their next video.

She went on an ‘extreme diet’ before a panic attack meant she had to be axed from some scenes in the Sweet Melody promo.

‘I’d been in lockdown, and I’d put on a bit of weight but I didn’t care,’ said Jesy, 29. ‘And they said, “You’ve got a music video in a couple of weeks” and I just panicked. I went on this extreme diet, with bloody shakes, and tried to eat as little as possible.

‘On the day of the Sweet Melody video I had a panic attack on set because I didn’t look how I wanted to look and I found it so hard to just be happy.’

Back to her beaming self in Cosmopolitan, she added: ‘There’s a scene in Sweet Melody I’m not in because that’s when I had a panic attack and broke down. ‘I was sobbing, I was like, “I need to start taking care of myself because this isn’t healthy.” It wasn’t nice for the other three to be around someone who didn’t want to be there. So I took a break.’

See June’s Cosmopolitan, out tomorrow.

Jesy spoke with friend and model Felicity Hayward (Picture: Cosmopolitan UK / Matthew Eades)

This will change our life, says Leigh-Anne

Now a little bump has been thrown into the Mix as a thrilled Leigh-Anne Pinnock revealed she is pregnant.

Little Mix are back up to four after the 29-year-old unveiled her new figure in an emerald green gown.

It’s the first child for the Change Your Life singer and her fiancé, Watford footballer Andre Gray, also 29.

The couple became engaged last May after four years of dating.

Leigh-Anne posted on Instagram: ‘We’ve dreamed about this moment for so long and we can’t believe the dream is finally coming true… we can’t wait to meet you.’

She has plenty to juggle after recently announcing she plans to do solo stuff outside of Little Mix.

Coldplay will have Brits viewers wanting moor…

Coldplay are planning to perform on a boat at the Brits next week (Picture: Getty)

Coldplay plan to float your boat by opening next week’s Brit Awards from a pontoon on the Thames.

The Fix You singers, who hold the title of being the most nominated group — 28 nods — at the Brits, will play new single Higher Power, their first TV performance in more than a year.

Arlo Parks, Dua Lipa, Griff, Headie One, Olivia Rodrigo and Rag’N’Bone Man and P!nk with the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Choir are also on the bill. The Brit Awards take place next Tuesday at London’s O2 Arena.

Harry dragged into Olivia stalker case

Olivia Wilde won a three-year restraining order against a stalker (Picture: Rex)

Harry Styles’ lover Olivia Wilde has won a three-year restraining order against a stalker.

The actress, 37, showed a US court security footage of Eric Fuhs, 30, on her property.

He left notes claiming that she ‘wanted to start a new relationship’ with him and that Styles ‘got credit for what I was doing’.

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