Jesy Nelson reveals when she last spoke to Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Jesy left the group in 2020 to pursue solo projects

Jesy Nelson has opened up about her reasons for leaving Little Mix and revealed when she last spoke to former bandmates Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Jesy, who released Bad Thing as her first single as an independent artist earlier this week, explained she has 'no regrets' about leaving the girl group back in 2020 and wishes the group 'all the success' in their solo endeavours.

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Speaking to The Sun, Jesy revealed: "For me my mental health issues were an ongoing thing while I was in Little Mix. I was struggling with my body issues, I was constantly being trolled – and I really, really struggled with it. 

"I was in it for nearly ten years. I think I was never prepared for what was to come. I didn't have social media or any of that, I was just a barmaid working in Dagenham.

"For me personally, by the end, I couldn't enjoy the good parts and it’s a shame as I had the most amazing times in Little Mix, but I will say this always, your mental health is the most important thing and you only live once so sometimes you have to stop and look after yourself."

Jesy continued: "I needed support and help to overcome that, and there wasn’t the time while I was in the band.

"I don’t have any regrets because I had to do what was right for me and I will always cherish the memories I had in Little Mix.

"So no, we haven’t talked since then. Never say never, but I honestly wish them the best on their solo journeys now, which is so exciting.

"I think that is what is so exciting about all of us. We are all musically different styles. I think we will all go in our own lane.

WATCH Jesy Nelson's Bad Thing music video below:

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This comes after songwriter Kamille, who's been in the studio working alongside Perrie Edwards and Fred again.., claimed Perrie's solo output will 'blow everyone's minds.'

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts last year, Kamille teased: "[The girls] are just so early in their discovery of what they want to do.

"There’s so many things that they’re interested in, I couldn’t pinpoint it to one thing. The best thing right now is that we’re having fun discovering. Hearing their voices on stuff you wouldn’t typically hear it on is just sending me. It’s so, so exciting for me. Can you imagine, as someone who’s used to just one thing with them? I couldn’t even pinpoint it, but just know it’s going to blow everyone’s minds."

Jesy Nelson's new single Bad Thing is out now.

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How much is Jesy Nelson paying to the official charts?, she's one mediocre musical act and one confirmed with bad values with her never ending blackfishing. You should know better and not make business with someone as toxic as her