Little Mix fans were delighted to see Little Mix on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday.
The girl band appeared on the ITV chat show following the release of their sixth album ‘Confetti’.
But there was a notable absence as only Perrie Edwards, 27, Jade Thirlwall, 27, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, were on the programme.
It is their first TV appearance since Jesy Nelson announced her extended break from the group.
The 29-year-old revealed she was taking a break earlier this week after pulling out of the final of Little Mix The Search and hosting the MTV EMAs.
A spokesman for the band said: “Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons.
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“We will not be issuing any further comment currently and ask media to please respect her privacy at this time.”
It is not clear if their appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show was filmed before the announcement as the remaining trio performed and chatted with the host, hinting at the pressures the band faces.
After watching the clip from the X Factor days, 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.’
“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!”
Leigh-Anne also added: “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.”