1. Little Mix were put together on The X-Factor
Jade, Leigh-Anne, Perrie and Jesy all auditioned as solo singers for The X Factor but were asked if they wanted to become a group. Luckily they said yes and formed Little Mix who went on to become the first group to win The X Factor in 2011.
2. They weren’t always called Little Mix
It’s hard to imagine them being called something else but when they first formed they were called Rhythmix. They later found out there was already a children’s charity with that name so they changed their name to Little Mix.
3. Jade Auditioned for The X Factor Twice before she made it into Little Mix
Jade auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 and 2010 before being successful in 2011 with Little Mix. She was just 15 when she first auditioned.
It just goes to show that if you don’t reach your dreams straight away you should keep trying!
4. Perrie Can’t Smell
Perrie has a condition called congenital anosmia which means she can’t smell anything. She’s had this since she was a baby so has never been able to smell.
This can get quite hilarious when they are on tour because she doesn’t now if she’s done a smelly trump! Jesy once said “The worst bit is when Perrie does it and doesn’t know how bad it is!”
5. The Girls love CRISPS!
Perrie has said she eats 9 packets of crisps a day – we think she must be joking because that is A LOT of crisps. She also loves the weirdest meal – a pot noodle with wotsits crumbled on the top. If Perrie says it’s good maybe we will try it. Perrie also prefers her pizza without cheese!
Jade said her favourite cheap meal is a crisp sandwich and Leigh-Anne says she can’t resist nachos (which are basically crisps!).
6. Leigh-Anne is in a Christmas Movie
Leigh-Anne is starring in Boxing Day which has just come out in cinemas. She said it was one of the hardest things she has done.
In the film she plays a pop-star!
At the premiere fellow band mates Jade and Perrie came along to show their support.
7. Jade auditioned for the live action version of Aladdin
She even auditioned for the live action Aladdin saying she had ‘always wanted’ to be in a Disney movie and hoped her audition would land her the role of Princess Jasmine. The role ended up going to Naomi Scott but Jade said she really enjoyed the audition.
She says she would try out for a film again though saying ‘I would love to do the Prince of Egypt. I’ve seen the musical of that so if they made that into a film I’d be down for that.’
8. They released their own version of M&Ms
Little Mix have had their own dolls, calendars, T-Shirts and even M&Ms.
They released special Union Jack themed M&Ms and performed at the London store in 2012.
9. Leigh-Anne and Perrie are Mums!
Leigh-Anne and Perrie are both mothers. In August 2021 Leigh-Anne welcomed twins only a few days before Perrie welcomed a baby boy.
They were both pregnant at the same time and filmed music videos such as ‘Heartbreak Anthem’ and ‘Sweet Love’ while pregnant. They also recorded ‘Between Us’ to celebrate 10 years of Little Mix just before they had their babies.
10. They’ve had 5 Number 1 singles
Little Mix have achieved five Number 1 singles so far. Their first single ‘Cannonball’ reached Number 1. They also reached Number 1s with ‘Wings’ in 2012, ‘Black Magic’ in 2015, ‘Shout Out to My Ex’ in 2016 and ‘Sweet Melody’ in 2021!