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Jade Thirlwall has insisted that Little Mix "will never die" after Jesy Nelson announced she'll be taking an extended break from the band.

Jesy left fans heartbroken this week after it was reported that she is taking a step back from the band for private medical reasons.

But it seems as though her absence is in no way the end of Little Mix's reign.

Jade was confident the band would not be splitting up as a result of Jesy being gone, despite the future of the group thrown into chaos.

Speaking to Hit network host Ash London, Jade opened up about the band's next steps as they go on without Jesy.

Jade Thirlwall says Little Mix 'will never die'
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Jade said: "You know, eventually in the future we might go off and do our own bits and bobs – but Little Mix will literally never die.

"We've always said that – we're like, we always need Little Mix. I think it's nice that people are starting to do their own bits and bobs."

"I definitely want to travel more and see more fans all over the world."

Jesy Nelson this week took an extended break from Little Mix for medical reasons
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And switching gears on to health, Jade admitted that she's actually had the coronavirus.

"Oh yeah, I had a bit of the old 'rona but I was all right," she said.

"I had to isolate for two weeks. I was OK and I live with my best friend so she was looking after me."

Little Mix consists of bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall
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Jesy's announcement comes after she was forced to miss several appearances with the band including the final of their BBC One talent show The Search, as well as their hosting gig at the MTV European Music Awards.

She had sparked concerns among fans after she became a noticeable absence at more than one of Little Mix's high profile appearances in recent weeks.

A spokesperson confirmed: "Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons."

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