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06/05/2021 11:03 BST

Little Mix Get An Unlikely New Member Thanks To BBC Breakfast Technical Blunder

Is the world ready for a Little Mix/University Challenge crossover? Well, someone at the BBC clearly thinks so.

Little Mix may be enjoying life as a three-piece these days, but during an appearance on Thursday’s edition of BBC Breakfast, the band inadvertently found themselves with a brand new addition.

The group are currently promoting Confetti, their first single since the departure of former bandmate Jesy Nelson, and appeared via video-link to talk about the track from their respective homes.

However, when the time came for Jade Thirlwall to speak, a technical hitch in the BBC Studios saw her disappearing from screen, only to be replaced with the unlikely sight of former University Challenge favourite Bobby Seagull alongside Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards.

“Jade, how have you been able to work together through all of this?” presenter Ben Thompson asked, only to suddenly remark: “Oh, that’s not Jade.”

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Little Mix... but not as we know them

After the interview, Sally Nugent joked: “I don’t know if any of you noticed, but for a short time there Little Mix did have a new member.

“Did you notice that? Mr Bobby Seagull popped up at one point in the middle of Little Mix.”

Bobby then commented: “Bring in someone who loves numbers as well. Little Mix, I’m here!”

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Little Mix in their current line-up

Earlier this week, former group member Jesy gave her first interview since stepping down as a member of the group, in a move to protect her mental health.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, she revealed she made the decision to leave the band after a turbulent time on the set of their Sweet Melody music video.

BBC Breakfast airs every weekday from 6am on BBC One.