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British pop sensation Little Mix took to the stage for their first live UK performance since announcing their “leaving the band” on ITV’s This Morning in May.
The newly-rebranded girl group — made up of Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall — performed their hit “Shout Out to My Ex,” which was co-written by Richard Beynon and former One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson.
“The girls had rehearsed the song twice previously, and on that first rehearsal, Richard and Louis decided it wasn’t quite right,” Beynon told the magazine. “So we wrote a fresh version, and we also recorded a lot of new vocals, so we had plenty to choose from.”
Louis Tomlinson and Guy Lawrence were producers on the band’s 2014 debut album “DNA.” They previously co-wrote “Burnin’ Up” for the Backstreet Boys in 2014.
Footage of Little Mix’s performance was posted on the “Graham Norton Show” Facebook page for fans to experience.
Fans also watched a newly-recorded trailer for the group’s “final album” from the cover of the fashion bible Vogue which dropped on July 6. “No more fighting but do you want to know when the new album will be? Well Vogue knows,” the video says.
“We’re so excited to finally be back. But with many, many new moves — for a finale album we couldn’t ask for more!” the band said in a statement.
The group announced their hiatus last October and sent fans into meltdown on June 23 when they posted a video on their Instagram page explaining the reasoning behind their decision.
“It feels so weird to be having this conversation,” they wrote, “but to be very real for a minute — we’re gonna go and do that thing we’ve always wanted to do — and that’s write some music.”
Graham Norton applauded the band’s decision to return with a number of questions, which they dealt with diplomatically.
While the cast of “Harry Potter” sang “Mystical Mystery of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a new trailer was released for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts 1 and 2,” which is due to open at London’s Palace Theatre on July 30. “I’m so f****** excited,” a svelte Potter and his family said in the video. “This is unbelievable.”
Little Mix’s new album is due for release on August 25.