Jesy Nelson appeared to take aim at Simon Cowell during an appearance on This Morning.
The singer, 29, starred on the ITV show to discuss her and her Little Mix bandmates new TV talent show Little Mix: The Search – that will she her, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards look for the next big pop band as they sit behind a judging panel.
And during the chat with Rochelle Humes and Dermot O’Leary, the musician – who found fame ten years ago on Simon Cowell’s mega talent show The X Factor – seemed to forget that a number of epic talent shows have aired years ahead of Little Mix’s new TV venture.
Boasting about Little Mix: The Search coming to screens soon, she brazenly claimed that the Little Mix show is one of a kind as “nothing has been done like this before.”
Jesy described: “I feel like it’s very current and nothing has been done like this before. There’s all different categories… We’re basically looking for the next big band to join us on tour next year.”
She then went onto speak about how important it was for Little Mix to consider the duty of care to the younger contestants that applied to be on the show: “I think you can see that on the show. And I think you can feel that the contestants feel really comfortable on the show with us when they audition for us.
“Some of them haven’t sung in front of anyone before. But I feel like being in front of us they are instantly relaxed because they know that we’ve been in their position and we know exactly how they feel and I feel like we can understand their feelings a bit more, because even when they’re coming and they might be a bit nervous and it affects their vocals, we know that first hand, so we’re not quick to be like, ‘No, you’re not good enough’ and not put them through.”
The four-piece were once music mogul Simon’s protégés after they became the first group to win The X Factor in 2011 but their association ended last year when Little Mix left Cowell’s Syco label.
They didn’t seem to leave with the blessing and Cowell has been dismissive of the group since then.
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