PIC EXC: Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards packs on the PDA with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Ibiza

She recently called the footballer her ‘forever’ after more than three years of dating.

And Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s romance seems to be stronger than ever, as they were seen packing on the PDA during an outing on a yacht with pals in Ibiza on Saturday.

The Little Mix star, 27, looked sensational as she showed off her enviable figure in a red crochet bikini as she enjoyed a dip in the ocean and an array of water sports with her footballer boyfriend, 26.

Loved-up: Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards showed off her enviable figure in a crochet bikini as she packed on the PDA with boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain while on a yacht with pals in Ibiza on Saturday 

Perrie was seen lovingly applying sun tan lotion to Alex’s back as he soaked up the sun on their yacht, while the pair chatted away together.

The singer’s thong bikini briefs were cut high above her waist to highlight her pert posterior, while her top had a plunging neckline to show off a glimpse of her cleavage.

Her golden locks were brushed into a sleek, straight style, and she wore a pair of chic sunglasses to protect herself from the bright sunshine while on the boat. 

Accessorise: Perrie added a glittering touch to her look with a seashell necklace and sparkling hoop earrings

Attention to detail: Perrie's crochet ensemble featured a rope like tie on the back

Accessorise: Perrie added a glittering touch to her look with a seashell necklace and sparkling hoop earrings

Attentive: Perrie was taking no chances with Alex's sun cream as she slathered him with protective factors

 Attentive: Perrie was taking no chances with Alex’s sun cream as she slathered him with protective factors

Beach babe! The singer's thong bikini briefs were cut high above her waist to highlight her pert posterior

Yum! Perrie was seen enjoying a refreshing drink from a coconut

Beach babe! The singer’s thong bikini briefs were cut high above her waist to highlight her pert posterior

Doting: Perrie was seen lovingly applying sun tan lotion to Alex's back as he soaked up the sun on their yacht, while the pair chatted away together

Sweet: Perrie made sure she fully covered Alex's back with the lotion

Doting: Perrie was seen lovingly applying sun tan lotion to Alex’s back as he soaked up the sun on their yacht, while the pair chatted away together

Relaxed: Perrie and Alex appeared to be in good spirits as they spent time together topping up their tans

Relaxed: Perrie and Alex appeared to be in good spirits as they spent time together topping up their tans

She did it! Perrie was seen kneeling on the flotation device before paddling out further into the sea

Success: She then got up on her two feet to successfully traverse the waters

She did it! Perrie was seen kneeling on the flotation device before paddling out further into the sea and then getting up on her two feet to successfully traverse the waters

After spending some time with her beau on the yacht, Perrie took to the crystal blue waters for a refreshing dip in the ocean, where she learned how to paddle board.

Perrie was seen kneeling on the flotation device before paddling out further into the sea and then getting up on her two feet to successfully traverse the waters. 

She was then seen putting on a life jacket, presumably to follow Alex’s example and try out a flyboard which propelled him high into the sky, much to his delight.

Alex stepped out on deck in a pair of black swimming trunks and went shirtless to show off his toned abs, before later donning a black-and-brown striped shirt after he was done with swimming. 

Making a splash: She looked phenomenal on the water as she splashed around with a pal

Making a splash: She looked phenomenal on the water as she splashed around with a pal 

Girls just wanna have fun: Perrie and her friend seemed to be in good spirits as they relaxed on a board together

Enjoying themselves: Perrie high-fived her friend in delight

Girls just wanna have fun: Perrie and her friend seemed to be in good spirits as they relaxed on a board together

Hunk: Alex stepped out on deck in a pair of black swimming trunks and went shirtless to show off his toned abs

Hunk: Alex stepped out on deck in a pair of black swimming trunks and went shirtless to show off his toned abs

In hysterics: Perrie laughed to herself during her attempts

Doing her best: Perrie appeared to almost fall in the water as she attempted to stand on the board

Doing her best: Perrie appeared to almost fall in the water as she attempted to stand on the board

Soaking up the sun: Perrie and her friends were seen lounging on the large board together while tanning

Soaking up the sun: Perrie and her friends were seen lounging on the large board together while tanning

The couple’s appearance comes after Perrie revealed that she isn’t ready to marry her long-term beau Alex. 

The Little Mix singer explained how although the footballer is her ‘forever’ she still thinks it will be some time before they walk down the aisle.

Speaking to Metro’s Guilty Pleasures, she said: ‘We always talk about the future. He’s my forever, but I don’t think we are ready to get engaged any time soon.’ 

Perrie and Alex made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017 and have spent lockdown together. 

Talkative: Perrie and her friends chatted away as they relaxed together in the water

Beaming: Perrie couldn't help but smile while with her pals

Talkative: Perrie and her friends chatted away as they relaxed together in the water

Excited: Perrie looked delighted when she was able to stand up on her paddle board

Excited: Perrie looked delighted when she was able to stand up on her paddle board

Attention to detail: Perrie wore a seashell ankle bracelet even while she was swiming

Booti-ful: Perrie was sure to turn heads with her very revealing swimwear

Booti-ful: Perrie was sure to turn heads with her very revealing swimwear 

Taking a break: Perrie and her pals were seen enjoying some drinks back on the yacht after trying out the watersports

Taking a break: Perrie and her pals were seen enjoying some drinks back on the yacht after trying out the watersports

They did spark engagement rumours back in December when Perrie spelt her boyfriend’s name wrong on Instagram.

She replied to her fans saying: ‘It’ll be well easier to spell when it’s my second name and I have to write it all the time!’

Despite not hearing wedding bells quite yet, Alex and Perrie have been getting used to family life with their dog Travis.

Perrie revealed that the ‘adorable’ pooch ‘farts a lot’, which doesn’t impress her beau but she can’t smell any odour. 

The beauty also discussed Little Mix’s new single Holiday, revealing they have finished their sixth album but aren’t sure when it will be released yet.

She also explained how the band, who have been together for almost 10 years, found the coronavirus lockdown a slight ‘blessing in disguise’. 

Perrie said that because they’ve been forced to spend time apart and away from their work, it has made them realise they need to take a moment to rest.  

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards looks stylish as she enjoys dinner with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and pals

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards looks chic in an off-the-shoulder white dress as she enjoys dinner with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and pals in Ibiza

She recently called the footballer her ‘forever’ after more than three years of dating.

And Perrie Edwards put on a stylish display as she headed out for dinner with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and their friends in Ibiza on Thursday.

The Little Mix star, 27, looked chic in an off-the-shoulder white dress that showed off her slender figure as she chatted away to her footballer boyfriend, 26.

Stunning: Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards looked chic in an off-the-shoulder white dress as she enjoyed dinner with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and pals in Ibiza on Thursday

Perrie boosted her height in a pair of white heels, and accessorised the look with a gold sea-shell ankle bracelet. 

Her blonde locks were styled into loose waves that fell over her shoulders, and she embraced her natural beauty by wearing a light palette of make-up.

As she and her friends sat down at their table for dinner, Perrie quickly took out her phone so that she could take snaps of the group and their picturesque surroundings.

Alex opted for a more casual ensemble for their night out, as he teamed a simple black t-shirt with denim shorts. 

Snapping away: As she and her friends sat down at their table for dinner, Perrie quickly took out her phone so that she could take snaps of the group and their picturesque surroundings

Snapping away: As she and her friends sat down at their table for dinner, Perrie quickly took out her phone so that she could take snaps of the group and their picturesque surroundings

Talkative: Perrie and Alex chatted away together as they arrived at the restaurant

Talkative: Perrie and Alex chatted away together as they arrived at the restaurant

Legs for days! Perrie boosted her height in a pair of white heels, and accessorised the look with a gold sea-shell ankle bracelet

Tanned: Perrie's ensemble accentuated her sun-kissed skin as she stood by the table

Legs for days! Perrie boosted her height in a pair of white heels, and accessorised the look with a gold sea-shell ankle bracelet

Comfy: Alex opted for a more casual ensemble for their night out, as he teamed a simple black t-shirt with denim shorts

Comfy: Alex opted for a more casual ensemble for their night out, as he teamed a simple black t-shirt with denim shorts

Enjoying themselves: Perrie, Alex and their pals appeared to be in good spirits as they sat outside at the restaurant

Enjoying themselves: Perrie, Alex and their pals appeared to be in good spirits as they sat outside at the restaurant

The couple’s appearance comes after Perrie revealed that she isn’t ready to marry her long-term beau Alex.      

The Little Mix singer explained how although the footballer is her ‘forever’ she still thinks it will be some time before they walk down the aisle.

Speaking to Metro’s Guilty Pleasures, she said: ‘We always talk about the future. He’s my forever, but I don’t think we are ready to get engaged any time soon.’ 

Perrie and Alex made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017 and have spent lockdown together. 

They did spark engagement rumours back in December when Perrie spelt her boyfriend’s name wrong on Instagram.

She replied to her fans saying: ‘It’ll be well easier to spell when it’s my second name and I have to write it all the time!’

Despite not hearing wedding bells quite yet, Alex and Perrie have been getting used to family life with their dog Travis.

Perrie revealed that the ‘adorable’ pooch ‘farts a lot’, which doesn’t impress her beau but she can’t smell any odour. 

The beauty also discussed Little Mix’s new single Holiday, revealing they have finished their sixth album but aren’t sure when it will be released yet.

She also explained how the band, who have been together for almost 10 years, found the coronavirus lockdown a slight ‘blessing in disguise’. 

Perrie said that because they’ve been forced to spend time apart and away from their work, it has made them realise they need to take a moment to rest.  

Perrie Edwards enjoys lunch with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Ibiza

She recently called the footballer her ‘forever’ after more than three years of dating.

And Perrie Edwards enjoyed a lavish lunch with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Cala Bassa Beach Club in Ibiza on Monday.

The Little Mix star, 27, looked every inch the holiday babe as she was joined by their friends for the fun outing.

Date lunch: Perrie Edwards enjoyed a lavish lunch with beau Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Cala Bassa Beach Club in Ibiza on Monday

Perrie teased a glimpse of her toned torso in a plunging white cotton crop top with frilled detailing on the neckline.

The star teamed the item of clothing with a pair of matching broderie anglaise wide-leg trousers with flared hems.

Perrie finished her look with a collection of boho-chic jewellery, which included a seashell necklace and gold hooped earrings.

Stunning: The Little Mix star, 27, looked every inch the holiday babe as she was joined by their friends for the fun outing

Stunning: The Little Mix star, 27, looked every inch the holiday babe as she was joined by their friends for the fun outing

Holiday babe: Perrie teased a glimpse of her toned torso in a plunging white cotton crop top with frilled detailing on the neckline

Holiday babe: Perrie teased a glimpse of her toned torso in a plunging white cotton crop top with frilled detailing on the neckline

The singer styled her signature blonde locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo, she added a slick of glamorous make-up.

Perrie made sure she was cautious in Ibiza amid the coronavirus pandemic and the country being on the UK quarantine list as she donned a black face mask. 

Meanwhile her Liverpool footballer beau Alex, 26, cut a casual figure in a neon yellow patterned T-shirt and black shorts.

Details: The star teamed the item of clothing with a pair of matching broderie anglaise wide-leg trousers with flared hems

Details: The star teamed the item of clothing with a pair of matching broderie anglaise wide-leg trousers with flared hems

Finishing touches: Perrie finished her look with a collection of boho-chic jewellery, which included a seashell necklace and gold hooped earrings

Finishing touches: Perrie finished her look with a collection of boho-chic jewellery, which included a seashell necklace and gold hooped earrings

Signature locks: The singer styled her signature blonde locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo, she added a slick of glamorous make-up

Signature locks: The singer styled her signature blonde locks into a sleek blow-dried hairdo, she added a slick of glamorous make-up

Finishing his low-key look, he opted for a pair of sliders, stylish sunglasses and a luxury gold watch. 

The couple’s appearance comes after Perrie revealed that she isn’t ready to marry her long-term beau Alex.      

The Little Mix singer explained how although the footballer is her ‘forever’ she still thinks it will be some time before they walk down the aisle.

Radiant: Perrie added a slick of sun-kissed make-up

Natural beauty: It enhanced her radiant complexion for the outing

Radiant: Perrie added a slick of sun-kissed make-up which enhanced her radiant complexion for the outing 

Cautious! Perrie made sure she was cautious in Ibiza amid the coronavirus pandemic and the country being on the UK quarantine list as she donned a black face mask

Cautious! Perrie made sure she was cautious in Ibiza amid the coronavirus pandemic and the country being on the UK quarantine list as she donned a black face mask 

Casual: Meanwhile her Liverpool footballer beau Alex, 26, cut a casual figure in a neon yellow patterned T-shirt and black shorts

Casual: Meanwhile her Liverpool footballer beau Alex, 26, cut a casual figure in a neon yellow patterned T-shirt and black shorts 

Speaking to Metro’s Guilty Pleasures, she said: ‘We always talk about the future. He’s my forever, but I don’t think we are ready to get engaged any time soon.’ 

Perrie and Alex made their relationship Instagram official in January 2017 and have spent lockdown together. 

They did spark engagement rumours back in December when Perrie spelt her boyfriend’s name wrong on Instagram.

She replied to her fans saying: ‘It’ll be well easier to spell when it’s my second name and I have to write it all the time!’

Despite not hearing wedding bells quite yet, Alex and Perrie have been getting used to family life with their dog Travis.

Low-key! Finishing his low-key look, he opted for a pair of sliders, stylish sunglasses and a luxury gold watch

Happy: Alex appeared in good spirits after his Liverpool football club had a successful season

Low-key! Finishing his low-key look, he opted for a pair of sliders, stylish sunglasses and a luxury gold watch 

Perrie revealed that the ‘adorable’ pooch ‘farts a lot’, which doesn’t impress her beau but she can’t smell any odour. 

The beauty also discussed Little Mix’s new single Holiday, revealing they have finished their sixth album but aren’t sure when it will be released yet.

She also explained how the band, who have been together for almost 10 years, found the coronavirus lockdown a slight ‘blessing in disguise’. 

Perrie said that because they’ve been forced to spend time apart and away from their work, it has made them realise they need to take a moment to rest.    

Candid: The couple's appearance comes after Perrie revealed that she isn't ready to marry her long-term beau Alex but sweetly added that he is her 'forever'

Candid: The couple’s appearance comes after Perrie revealed that she isn’t ready to marry her long-term beau Alex but sweetly added that he is her ‘forever’ 

Jesy Nelson leaves her ex Chris Hughes ‘gutted’ over rumoured romance with Sean Sagar

Jesy Nelson put on a cosy display with Our Girl star Sean Sagar during a boozy lunch at Roof East bar in London’s Stratford district late last month. 

The Little Mix star, 29, who recently shut down claims she’s dating the actor, 30, appeared in great spirits as she let her hair down with the hunk, who was seen placing his hand on her waist as they greeted each other.

According to claims, the singer’s ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes is said to be ‘gutted’ that Jesy has reportedly moved on after their 16-month romance came to an end in April. 

PICTURED: Jesy Nelson put on a cosy display with Our Girl star Sean Sagar during a boozy lunch at Roof East bar in London ‘s Stratford district late last month

The pals took breaks from their busy schedules as they chatted up a storm before joining a pal at a table. 

On their outing, a source told The Sun: ‘They seemed pretty loved up. They were hugging as they waited to go in and he had his arm round her and kissed her on the top of the head. They didn’t seem to be hiding it from anyone and looked like any new couple on a date. 

A separate insider alleged Love Island’s Chris, 27, is upset about their bond, telling the publication: ‘Chris was really in love with Jesy and wanted it to work. 

‘He thought they were going to be together for ever, so seeing pictures of her with Sean’s arms on her bare skin, looking warm and relaxed, was a hard pill to swallow. He’s gutted. He’s aware that Sean and Jesy became more friendly and started hanging out soon after they split.’ 

'He was really in love': According to claims, the singer's ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes, 27, is said to be 'gutted' that Jesy has reportedly moved on after their 16-month romance

‘He was really in love’: According to claims, the singer’s ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes, 27, is said to be ‘gutted’ that Jesy has reportedly moved on after their 16-month romance

Not true! Despite their close display, the artist denied claims she was dating Our Girl's Sean back at the start of July, insisting in a statement they're 'just friends'

Not true! Despite their close display, the artist denied claims she was dating Our Girl’s Sean back at the start of July, insisting in a statement they’re ‘just friends’

The source added that Chris had taken their breakup hard and found lockdown had made things ‘doubly tough’, but stipulated that the reality star has a good network of friends to support him.  

MailOnline has contacted Jesy, Sean and Chris’ representatives for further comment. 

Last month, Jesy’s representative insisted to MailOnline in a statement that she’s ‘just friends’ with the screen star after he was pictured leaving her home in Essex. 

Screen star: The thespian is known to many for his role as Private Jaiden 'Monk' Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan

Screen star: The thespian is known to many for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan

They said: ‘Jesy has adamantly denied that she is dating Sean Sagar, and states that they are just friends.’ 

Sean is known for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan, and also appeared in the Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen earlier this year.

Jesy and the thespian also follow each other on Instagram, and in the past he has liked several of her sexy social media snaps. 

The artist had split from her boyfriend Chris as they begun to isolate separately during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

 

Big fan: They also follow each other on Instagram, and in the past he has liked several of her sexy social media snaps

Big fan: They also follow each other on Instagram, and in the past he has liked several of her sexy social media snaps

End: Jesy and Chris' split came as a surprise to many fans as they had appeared to be madly in love (pictured in happier times)

End: Jesy and Chris’ split came as a surprise to many fans as they had appeared to be madly in love (pictured in happier times)  

Jesy has been spending lockdown in her Essex home with best friend Charlotte Driver after their break-up. 

At the beginning of her career, the brunette dated Diversity star Jordan Banjo from mid 2012 until March 2013. 

Her longest relationship was with Rixton frontman Jake Roche – the son of Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan – for two years between 2014 and 2016, with the couple even getting engaged in July 2015.  

Jesy was also in a romance with musician Harry James for 16 months until 2018, after she briefly dated ex-TOWIE star Chris Clark, who cruelly dumped her via text message. 

The ex files: The Romford native said she would struggle to overcome the breakdown of her past relationship (pictured with ex-fiancé Jake Roche in 2015)

The ex files: The Romford native said she would struggle to overcome the breakdown of her past relationship (pictured with ex-fiancé Jake Roche in 2015)

Surprise romance: The chart-topping musician briefly dated ex-TOWIE star Chris Clark, who cruelly dumped her via text message in 2017 (pictured)

Surprise romance: The chart-topping musician briefly dated ex-TOWIE star Chris Clark, who cruelly dumped her via text message in 2017 (pictured)

Romance history: Jesy was also in a romance with musician Harry James for 16 months until 2018 (pictured)

Romance history: Jesy was also in a romance with musician Harry James for 16 months until 2018 (pictured)

Leigh-Anne Pinnock poses up a storm in a white bikini during idyllic Santorini trip

Leigh-Anne Pinnock turns up the heat in a white bikini as she poses up a storm during idyllic Santorini trip

She’s been tapping into full relaxation mode with Watford striker fiancé Andre Gray during a well-deserved break from their busy schedules.

And Leigh-Anne Pinnock caught the eye as she shared sensational images from her five-star hotel Iconic Santorini Cave in Greece over the weekend.

The Little Mix star, 28, sent temperatures soaring as she slipped into a white bikini from her own swimwear range In’A’Seashell while striking sultry poses on a sleek building.

Working it: Leigh-Anne Pinnock caught the eye as she shared sensational images from her five-star hotel Iconic Santorini Cave in Greece over the weekend

Working it: Leigh-Anne Pinnock caught the eye as she shared sensational images from her five-star hotel Iconic Santorini Cave in Greece over the weekend

Showcasing her toned midsection, the songstress stunned in her sporty swimwear set, which featured a plunging bralet and matching briefs.

The Shout Out To My Ex hitmaker proved less is more as she accessorised with just a pair of transparent sunglasses. 

With her locks worn in its natural curl pattern, Leigh-Anne let her skin breathe as she went make-up free.

Wow: The Little Mix star, 28, sent temperatures soaring as she slipped into a white bikini from her own swimwear range In’A’Seashell while striking sultry poses on a sleek building

Wow: The Little Mix star, 28, sent temperatures soaring as she slipped into a white bikini from her own swimwear range In’A’Seashell while striking sultry poses on a sleek building

Golden hour: Later into the day, the singer stunned in an flowy maxi dress by Jacquemus

Golden hour: Later into the day, the singer stunned in an flowy maxi dress by Jacquemus

Unwind: The media personality has been tapping into full relaxation mode with footballer fiancé Andre Gray during a well-deserved break from their busy schedules

Unwind: The media personality has been tapping into full relaxation mode with footballer fiancé Andre Gray during a well-deserved break from their busy schedules

It’s been an exciting time for Leigh-Anne and footballer Andre, 29, as they got engaged last month on their fourth anniversary.

Her bandmates recently revealed they think she will be tying the knot ‘soon’ because she ‘has no patience’. 

Jesy Nelson, 28, and Jade Thirlwall, 27, joked the brunette has been ‘waiting years’ for Andre to pop the question as they praised the sportsman for his ‘beautiful proposal’ during an interview on Heart Breakfast recently.  

True love: It's been an exciting time for the curly-haired beauty and the Watford striker, 29, as they got engaged last month on their fourth anniversary

True love: It’s been an exciting time for the curly-haired beauty and the Watford striker, 29, as they got engaged last month on their fourth anniversary

Jade said: ‘Honestly, when I tell you that girl’s been waiting for years! Honestly. 

‘Every time Andre does anything romantic, she messages us, she’s like ”it could be now”, we’re like ”Leigh…chill babe”.’ 

The Geordie beauty admitted all the group members, including Perrie Edwards, 27, were overwhelmed with emotion at the idyllic home proposal. 

Jade added: ‘Yeah it was so lovely, he did so well, it was a beautiful proposal we were so emotional weren’t we Jess?’

Rita Ora and James Blunt join more than 700 stars to slam racism after Wiley’s anti-Semitic tweets

Musicians including Rita Ora and James Blunt have united to stand against racism after rapper Wiley’s anti-Semitic tweets.

In an open letter shared online, around 700 artists and label executives called for the British music industry to ‘wipe out racism’ and declared ‘silence is not an option’. 

Others who have signed the powerful statement include Niall Horan, Little Mix, Lewis Capaldi, Labrinth and Chic star Nile Rodgers.

‘Silence is not an option’: Rita Ora is one of around 700 artists who has signed an open letter calling for racism to be ‘wiped out’ in the British music industry after Wiley’s anti-Semitic rant

The letter read: ‘We, the British music industry are proudly uniting to amplify our voices, to take responsibility, to speak out and stand together in solidarity. Silence is not an option. 

‘There is a global love for music, irrespective of race, religion, sexuality and gender. Music brings joy and hope and connects us all. 

‘Through music, education and empathy we can find unity. We stand together, to educate and wipe out racism now and for our future generations.’

The letter went on to explain why the high-profile artists have decided to speak out, referencing police brutality in America and anti-Jewish racism shared online. 

Rants: The statement comes after Grime artist Wiley apologised for 'generalising' during a series of tweets in which he appeared to blame 'a community of Jewish lawyers' in the music industry for 'using systemic racism' against black artists

Rants: The statement comes after Grime artist Wiley apologised for ‘generalising’ during a series of tweets in which he appeared to blame ‘a community of Jewish lawyers’ in the music industry for ‘using systemic racism’ against black artists

It read: ‘In recent months through a series of events and incidents, the anti-black racists and antisemites, plus those who advocate islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, have repeatedly demonstrated that they clearly want us all to fail. 

‘Whether it be systemic racism and racial inequality highlighted by continued police brutality in America or anti-Jewish racism promulgated through online attacks, the result is the same: suspicion, hatred and division. 

‘We are at our worst when we attack one another. Minorities from all backgrounds and faiths have struggled and suffered. 

Speaking up: James Blunt (pictured) has also signed the letter, along with artists such as Niall Horan, Little Mix, Lewis Capaldi, Labrinth and Chic star Nile Rodgers

Speaking up: James Blunt (pictured) has also signed the letter, along with artists such as Niall Horan, Little Mix, Lewis Capaldi, Labrinth and Chic star Nile Rodgers

‘From slavery to the Holocaust we have painful collective memories. All forms of racism have the same roots — ignorance, lack of education and scapegoating.’

As well as singers and songwriters, several labels such as Island Records have also signed the open letter and shared it on their social media accounts 

Using the #NoSilenceInMusic, dozens of musicians and music companies have shown their support for the anti-racism movement.  

This is not the first time the music industry has stood together in an attempt to ‘wipe out racism’ and in the 1970s concert Rock Against Racism was staged.

Taking a stand: Nile Rodgers is among those who has signed the open letter and also shared the message to his Twitter account on Sunday

Taking a stand: Nile Rodgers is among those who has signed the open letter and also shared the message to his Twitter account on Sunday

All together: Island Records also shared the powerful statement along with the hashtag No Silence In Music

All together: Island Records also shared the powerful statement along with the hashtag No Silence In Music

However this move comes after a period of heightened political activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, US.

The black man died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite him repeatedly saying he couldn’t breathe. 

And in the UK many have condoned grime star Wiley’s recent tweets in which he appeared to blame ‘a community of Jewish lawyers’ in the music industry for ‘using systemic racism’ against black artists. 

Wiley has since apologised for ‘generalising’ during his anti-Semitic social media rants which prompted Twitter to permanently suspend his account.

Throwback: This is not the first time the music industry has stood together in an attempt to 'wipe out racism' and in the 1970s concert Rock Against Racism was staged

Throwback: This is not the first time the music industry has stood together in an attempt to ‘wipe out racism’ and in the 1970s concert Rock Against Racism was staged

Making a difference: The Clash are pictured performing during the Rock Against Racism concert at Victoria Park in Hackney in 1976

Making a difference: The Clash are pictured performing during the Rock Against Racism concert at Victoria Park in Hackney in 1976

The musician, 41, said that the argument should have stayed between himself and his manager, John Woolf.  

‘I just want to apologise for generalising and going outside of the people who I was talking to within the workspace and workplace I work in,’ he said.

‘My comments should not have been directed to all Jews or Jewish people. I want to apologise for generalising, and I want to apologise for comments that were looked at as anti-Semitic.’ 

Wiley also appeared to try to justify his provocative comments by suggesting ‘the Jewish community is powerful within the music business.’ 

Tweets: Wiley shared a series of anti-Semitic posts on Friday July 24. The comments made on Twitter and Instagram are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police

Tweets: Wiley shared a series of anti-Semitic posts on Friday July 24. The comments made on Twitter and Instagram are being investigated by the Metropolitan Police

The musician, whose real name is Richard Cowie, was widely condemned for a series of anti-Semitic posts he made on social media, including a video shared last Friday telling Jews to ‘crawl out from under your little rocks.’

Twitter said on Wednesday it has permanently suspended him over posts – including one which called Jewish people ‘cowards and snakes’ – and is ‘continuing to assess the situation internally’. He was initially given a temporary ban. 

Wiley has also been banned from Instagram and Facebook after continuing to post inflammatory comments on social media until Tuesday.     

The musician caused further controversy when he claimed his Jewish associates in the music and entertainment industry ‘still see us as slaves’ in an interview with The Voice newspaper.  

Thoughts: Lily Allen admitted she was 'really worried' after reading Grime artist Wiley's anti-Semitic tweets that compared Jewish people to the Ku Klux Klan on Friday

Thoughts: Lily Allen admitted she was ‘really worried’ after reading Grime artist Wiley’s anti-Semitic tweets that compared Jewish people to the Ku Klux Klan on Friday

He said: ‘Without generalising, there is no point saying all [Jews], it is the people I work with in the music and entertainment industry, the Jewish community that I have experienced.

‘The things that need to change is the way that the system was set up, why all of these families are rich, or all of these people have heritage, not just England, like, worldwide. They still see us as slaves.

‘Slavery hasn’t stopped, it’s just dressed-up in a million-pound record deal.’ 

The rapper, known as the Godfather of Grime, was made an MBE for services to music in 2018.

Action: The Campaign Against Antisemitism protested outside Twitter's London office on Tuesday, projecting a message onto the social media company's building

Action: The Campaign Against Antisemitism protested outside Twitter’s London office on Tuesday, projecting a message onto the social media company’s building

However the Campaign Against Antisemitism has said it will contact the Cabinet Office to ask for Wiley’s MBE to be revoked.

Speaking to Sky News, Wiley said he would be willing to give it up as he ‘never wanted it’.

He told the broadcaster: ‘I never felt comfortable going to get it. Just look at Britain’s colonialism history.’ 

The manager, who is Jewish, said he no longer represents Wiley and has cut ties with the rapper.

Wiley’s tweets saw him receive a backlash from the music community and also sparked concern from other artists.

Consequences: Wiley was permanently suspended from Twitter six days after his series of anti-Semitic posts sparked a 48-hour walkout by users in protest (pictured in 2018)

Consequences: Wiley was permanently suspended from Twitter six days after his series of anti-Semitic posts sparked a 48-hour walkout by users in protest (pictured in 2018)

Lily Allen, who has signed the open letter, said she was ‘really worried’ after reading Wiley’s anti Semitic tweets last week.

The singer, 35, took to Instagram to reveal how she felt about the Grime artist’s remarks, and urged people to come together to have a sense of community. 

Speaking from her bed the singer looked sad and upset as she said: ‘So I just had a look at Wiley’s Tweets. Oh dear. 

‘Oh I’m really worried about everyone just going for each other on the Internet and it all being egged on by Big Data and big tech. 

‘Its just really sad watching communities who should be like, coming together helping each other out, turn against each other and I just feel like it’s going to get worse. I hope it doesn’t.’ 

Shocking: In one post on his personal Facebook, Wiley claimed that 'certain people' viewed black people as 'below them' in society (pictured at Wireless Festival in 2018)

Shocking: In one post on his personal Facebook, Wiley claimed that ‘certain people’ viewed black people as ‘below them’ in society (pictured at Wireless Festival in 2018)

#NoSilenceInMusic: The full open letter to ‘wipe out’ racism signed by 700 artists and musicians 

The powerful open letter signed by around 700 artists and members of the British music industry was posted online and shared on social media.

‘We, representatives from the music industry, write to demonstrate and express our determination, that love, unity and friendship, not division and hatred, must and will always be our common cause.

‘In recent months through a series of events and incidents, the anti-black racists and antisemites, plus those who advocate islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, have repeatedly demonstrated that they clearly want us all to fail. 

‘Whether it be systemic racism and racial inequality highlighted by continued police brutality in America or anti-Jewish racism promulgated through online attacks, the result is the same: suspicion, hatred and division. We are at our worst when we attack one another.

‘Minorities from all backgrounds and faiths have struggled and suffered. From slavery to the Holocaust we have painful collective memories. All forms of racism have the same roots — ignorance, lack of education and scapegoating. 

‘We, the British music industry are proudly uniting to amplify our voices, to take responsibility, to speak out and stand together in solidarity. Silence is not an option.

‘There is a global love for music, irrespective of race, religion, sexuality and gender. Music brings joy and hope and connects us all. Through music, education and empathy we can find unity. We stand together, to educate and wipe out racism now and for our future generations.’

Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock perfect their dance moves

Little Mix stars Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock perfect their dance moves as band prepare for their FIRST gig of the year at digital event

Summer may well be cancelled for many, but Little Mix are hoping to bring some sunshine to Britain’s living rooms with a forthcoming virtual performance.

The four-piece group have been lined up for the second UNCancelled! digital performance organised by Meerkat Music, in conjunction with price comparison website Comparethemarket.com. 

Rehearsing at Hertfordshire’s Knebworth House on Friday, band-members Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock polished off their moves ahead of the special event, which takes place at 8:00pm on August 21st. 

... and Leigh-Anne Pinnock rehearsed at Hertfordshire's Knebworth House on Friday ahead of their Meerkat Music performance on August 21st

Here we go: Little Mix band members Perrie Edwards (L) and Leigh-Anne Pinnock (R) rehearsed at Hertfordshire’s Knebworth House on Friday ahead of their Meerkat Music performance on August 21st

Taking to the stage inside the grounds of the Grade II listed English country house, Perrie caught the eye in a leopard print top and beige, high-slung cargo pants.

The 27-year old teamed her outfit with a generously cut matching jacket,  while chunky white trainers rounded things off.

Joining her band-mate, Leigh-Anne, 28, showed off her slender physique in a form-fitting co-ord while working through her choreography.

Looking good: Taking to the stage inside the grounds of the Grade II listed English country house, Perrie caught the eye in a leopard print top and beige, high-slung cargo pants

Looking good: Taking to the stage inside the grounds of the Grade II listed English country house, Perrie caught the eye in a leopard print top and beige, high-slung cargo pants

Hard to miss: Joining her band-mate, Leigh-Anne showed off her slender physique in a form-fitting co-ord while working through her choreography

Hard to miss: Joining her band-mate, Leigh-Anne showed off her slender physique in a form-fitting co-ord while working through her choreography

Hard to miss: Joining her band-mate, Leigh-Anne showed off her slender physique in a form-fitting co-ord while working through her choreography

Finishing touches: Perrie teamed her outfit with a generously cut matching jacket, while chunky white trainers rounded things off

Finishing touches: Perrie teamed her outfit with a generously cut matching jacket, while chunky white trainers rounded things off

Little Mix will perform eight songs in total from their extensive back catalogue, with six available to viewers of the show and a further two songs exclusively available to those with a comparethemarket.com account. 

The performance, available to view on the Meerkat YouTube channel, will be the band’s first performance this year after their UK Summer Tour was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis. 

Fans will also have an opportunity to watch TV meerkats Aleksandr and Sergei interview the band, which also includes Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall, about the live-streamed gig, as well as their summer plans.   

Coming soon: Little Mix will perform eight songs, with six available to viewers of the show and a further two songs exclusively available to those with a comparethemarket.com account

Coming soon: Little Mix will perform eight songs, with six available to viewers of the show and a further two songs exclusively available to those with a comparethemarket.com account

Reflecting on their forthcoming show, Leigh-Anne admitted the band couldn’t wait to get back on stage. 

She said: ‘We’ve been devastated that we couldn’t perform live this Summer, it’s the thing we have missed the most as a band.’ 

Jesy added: ‘We can’t wait to get the nation together digitally to perform some of our favourite songs for one big party in their homes and gardens.’

Prior to the performance comparethemarket.com rewards members will also have the opportunity to request pre-show messages. 

Can't wait: 'We've been devastated that we couldn't perform live this Summer, it's the thing we have missed the most as a band,' said Leigh-Anne

Can’t wait: ‘We’ve been devastated that we couldn’t perform live this Summer, it’s the thing we have missed the most as a band,’ said Leigh-Anne

Jesy Nelson reveals reunion with Little Mix felt ‘amazing’ after spending lockdown apart

Jesy Nelson reveals reunion with Little Mix felt ‘amazing’ after spending lockdown apart and says filming Holiday music video ‘felt so weird’ due to safety precautions

Jesy Nelson spoke about the moment she reunited with her Little Mix bandmates on This Morning on Friday. 

The singer, 29, described how lockdown meant the band – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards- were forced to spend the longest time apart in their 10-year history.

Jesy also discussed how filming the music video for their new single Holiday felt the ‘weirdest experience ever’ due to safety restrictions.

Jesy Nelson spoke about the moment she reunited with her Little Mix bandmates on This Morning on Friday

Chatting to hosts Rochelle Humes and Dermot O’Leary, Jesy said: ‘It’s horrible, we’re like family now, so to not be with them for this long has been horrible but I have seen them and it was amazing, because they’re like my sisters.

‘In the same aspect, it was quite nice to have our own space and time, because we never get time to just chill and just do nothing, so that was quite nice.’

On filming the video for the new single without her bandmates, Jesy admitted: ‘It was so weird. The minute I got to the studio everyone had to have their temperature checked, there were people in these bodysuits, these visors. 

Tough: The singer, 29, described how lockdown meant the band  were forced to spend the longest time apart in their 10-year history

Tough: The singer, 29, described how lockdown meant the band  were forced to spend the longest time apart in their 10-year history

Jesy also discussed how filming the music video for their new single Holiday felt the 'weirdest experience ever' due to safety restrictions

Jesy also discussed how filming the music video for their new single Holiday felt the ‘weirdest experience ever’ due to safety restrictions

Missing them: Chatting to hosts Rochelle Humes and Dermot O'Leary, Jesy said: 'It's horrible, we're like family now, so to not be with them for this long has been horrible

Missing them: Chatting to hosts Rochelle Humes and Dermot O’Leary, Jesy said: ‘It’s horrible, we’re like family now, so to not be with them for this long has been horrible

‘Our makeup artists and our hair [stylists] had to have these suits on. It was the weirdest experience ever, but it was fun, but it’s amazing how they’ve done it. You would never know that we’ve been superimposed in the video, so it’s very cool.’ 

During the interview, Jesy was reminded it has been 10 years since Little Mix won X Factor, with Dermot joking he could be a waiter if they celebrated with a dinner.

Commenting on the milestone Jesy said: ‘I remember it all very vividly, but for me it doesn’t feel like 10 years, it feels like it has been half of that. It’s just flown by and I literally just feel like I’ve had the best time ever. Mainly because I’ve been with my best friends.’ 

Alone time: She added: 'In the same aspect, it was quite nice to have our own space and time, because we never get time to just chill and just do nothing, so that was quite nice'

Alone time: She added: ‘In the same aspect, it was quite nice to have our own space and time, because we never get time to just chill and just do nothing, so that was quite nice’

Jesy went on to talk about their new BBC TV show, The Search.

The show, which was set to air in early spring but has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis, aims to put together the next big band in the UK, with the top prize being to join the girlband on their now-cancelled tour this summer. 

 She said: ‘We’re basically looking for the next big band to join us on tour next year.’  

‘We kept having moments on set where we were like, “As if this is happening? As if this is our show!” I’m just so excited for everyone to see it because it’s so much fun and I think it’s what’s needed in a time like now.’

On who the toughest judge is, Jesy revealed: ‘I think we all play that role, but I would probably say me and Pez… I think I’m just quite honest on it.’ 

Catch This Morning weekdays from 10am on ITV. 

Exciting: Jesy went on to talk about their new BBC TV show, The Search and said she was the toughest judge

Exciting: Jesy went on to talk about their new BBC TV show, The Search and said she was the toughest judge

Love Island’s Chris Hughes admits split from ex Jesy Nelson was first time he’d been ‘heartbroken’

He split from his ex Jesy Nelson at the start of lockdown.

And Chris Hughes has now confessed his break-up from the Little Mix star was the first time he has ever felt heartbreak, following their 16-month relationship.

The former Love Island contestant, 27, discussed his split with pal Vicky Pattison on the most recent episode of her podcast, The Secret To: Showing Your Sensitive Side.

Aw! Chris Hughes has now confessed his break-up from the Little Mix star was the first time he has ever felt heartbreak, following their 16-month relationship

Chris revealed that being in quarantine has given him the opportunity to ‘focus on himself’, as he said: ‘It was tough, and when everyone’s like, time’s a healer, you don’t believe it when you’re in the moment.’

Vicky went on to explain how she felt heartbroken following her split from ex-fiance John Noble, while Chris replied saying: ‘I can relate to that, because I don’t think I’ve ever felt heartbroken or anything.’

Despite confessing he felt heartbroken, Chris added that it didn’t taken long to feel like his old self, he said: ‘And then a couple of week’s down the line, you start thinking about it less and less. And the next thing, you’re good as gold.’

During the process of their break-up, which happened in April, Chris said his manager was a ‘shoulder to cry on’ and he gave him lots of advice.

Romance: The former Love Island contestant, 27, discussed his split with pal Vicky Pattison on the most recent episode of her podcast, The Secret To: Showing Your Sensitive Side

Romance: The former Love Island contestant, 27, discussed his split with pal Vicky Pattison on the most recent episode of her podcast, The Secret To: Showing Your Sensitive Side

After coming out of lockdown, Chris revealed he plans to dive back into the dating pool, however he joked that he feels he is ‘useless’ with women.    

He said: ‘I feel like completely useless with women! Not useless! But this whole lockdown takes you a step back. I feel like I’ve been living through the stone ages where..’

Vicky chimed in: ‘You’ve been writing women letters and that?’

Moving on: Chris revealed that being in quarantine has given him the opportunity to 'focus on himself

Moving on: Chris revealed that being in quarantine has given him the opportunity to ‘focus on himself

While Chris quipped: ‘I do that anyway! Haha! No, it’s one of them things. This lockdown feels like it’s gone on for so long. I’ll be alright, I’ll get straight back into it.’ 

Chris added that he is a ‘relationship man’, and has enjoyed long-term realtionships because if he meets someone he likes then he is ‘getting married’. 

While Chris plans to start dating post lockdown, Jesy appears to be moving on with hunky Our Girl star Sean Sagar after being spotted out on several occasions together.

Jesy was seen putting on a cosy display with Sean, just three weeks after she denied the pair were dating.

New love? While Chris plans to start dating post lockdown, Jesy appears to be moving on with hunky Our Girl star Sean Sagar after being spotted out on several occasions together

New love? While Chris plans to start dating post lockdown, Jesy appears to be moving on with hunky Our Girl star Sean Sagar after being spotted out on several occasions together

The singer was said to be ‘laughing’ as the actor ‘put his arm around her’ during a trip to Roof East bar in London’s Stratford earlier this month.

In pictures obtained by The Sun, Jesy and Sean, 30, appeared to be in good spirits as they stand together before joining a pal at a table.

A source told the publication: ‘They seemed pretty loved up. They were hugging as they waited to go in and he had his arm round her and kissed her on the top of the head.

‘They didn’t seem to be hiding it from anyone and looked like any new couple on a date.

While another added: ‘They looked so comfortable together and she was laughing. She looked so happy and didn’t care who was looking.’

MailOnline has contacted Jesy and Sean’s representatives for comment.  

New love? Sean was seen putting his arm around the singer while they caught up with a pal in London earlier this month

New love? Sean was seen putting his arm around the singer while they caught up with a pal in London earlier this month

It comes after Jesy’s representative insisted to MailOnline in a statement that she’s ‘just friends’ with the actor after he was pictured leaving her home in Essex.

They said: ‘Jesy has adamantly denied that she is dating Sean Sagar, and states that they are just friends.’

At the start of July Sean was spotted leaving Jesy’s house in pictures obtained by The Sun, after spending several days with her at a mutual friend’s house in Reading. 

Sources claimed the pair headed back to Jesy’s home and he left later that evening. 

Sean is known for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan, and also appeared in the Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen earlier this year.

Hunky: The Little Mix singer first denied rumours they were dating, after Sean (pictured) was pictured leaving her home in Essex at the start of July

Hunky: The Little Mix singer first denied rumours they were dating, after Sean (pictured) was pictured leaving her home in Essex at the start of July

Jesy and Sean also follow each other on Instagram, and in the past he has liked several of her sexy social media snaps.

A source told The Sun: ‘Jesy and Sean have really hit it off. Their special bond has cheered him up too, as all his acting work had been put on hold due to Coronavirus.

‘So hanging out with Jesy has made him really happy again. But Jesy has insisted he’s just a mate to her.’

Screen star: Sean is known to many for his role as Private Jaiden 'Monk' Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan

Screen star: Sean is known to many for his role as Private Jaiden ‘Monk’ Montgomery in the BBC series Our Girl opposite Michelle Keegan

It was revealed that Jesy had split from her boyfriend Chris as they began to isolate separately during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Jesy has been spending lockdown in her Essex home with best friend Charlotte Driver after her split from Chris.

A source told the publication: ‘Jesy and Chris split up a couple of weeks ago. It was all very amicable and they’re still really good friends.

‘Jesy rang Chris and led the conversation about their relationship and both agreed that it felt like it had run its course – they’re both absolutely fine.’ 

The Little Mix singer has also dated Diversity’s Jordan Banjo, Rixton star Jake Roche, along with TOWIE’s Chris Clark. 

Not true! Jesy denied claims she was dating Our Girl's Sean back at the start of July, insisting in a statement they're 'just friends

Not true! Jesy denied claims she was dating Our Girl’s Sean back at the start of July, insisting in a statement they’re ‘just friends

Leigh-Anne Pinnock cosies up to fiancé Andre Gray on a romantic boat trip after Premier League loss

Leigh-Anne Pinnock cosies up to fiancé Andre Gray on a romantic boat trip after his team Watford F.C. crashed out of the Premier League

Her fiancé Andre Gray’s football team Watford was relegated from the Premier League after losing 3-2 to Arsenal over the weekend.

But Leigh-Anne Pinnock attempted to lift his spirits as the smitten couple enjoyed a romantic boat trip during a sunny holiday on Wednesday evening.

The Little Mix star, 28, and the striker, 29, looked as loved-up as ever as they cuddled while listening to Chris Brown and Young Thug’s latest track Go Crazy.

Just the two of us: Leigh-Anne Pinnock attempted to lift fiancé Andre Gray’s spirits as the smitten couple enjoyed a romantic boat trip during a sunny holiday on Wednesday evening

Cutting a chic figure, the musician was dressed in a white ensemble and displayed her out-of-this-world beauty by going make-up free.

The In’A’Seashell co-founder’s hunky partner – who didn’t play during Sunday’s match sported square-framed and went shirtless, before wrapping himself in a towel.

Alongside 19th-placed Watford, Norwich and Bournemouth were also relegated after matches against Manchester City and Everton. 

Brushing aside defeat: The 29-year-old striker's football team Watford was relegated from the Premier League after losing 3-2 to Arsenal over the weekend

Brushing aside defeat: The 29-year-old striker’s football team Watford was relegated from the Premier League after losing 3-2 to Arsenal over the weekend

In their element: The Little Mix star, 28, and the sportsman - who didn't play during Sunday's match - looked as loved-up as ever as they cuddled while listening to some music

Cheery: The musician was dressed in a white ensemble and displayed her out-of-this-world beauty by going make-up free as she pulled animated facial expressions

In their element: The Little Mix star, 28, and the sportsman – who didn’t play during Sunday’s match – looked as loved-up as ever as they cuddled while listening to some music

Soaking up the sun: The hard-working pair treated themselves to a well-deserved break in a destination they are yet to disclose

Soaking up the sun: The hard-working pair treated themselves to a well-deserved break in a destination they are yet to disclose

Unfortunate: Alongside 19th-placed Watford (Andre's pal and teammate Troy Deeney pictured during the match on Sunday), Norwich and Bournemouth were also relegated

Unfortunate: Alongside 19th-placed Watford (Andre’s pal and teammate Troy Deeney pictured during the match on Sunday), Norwich and Bournemouth were also relegated

It’s been an exciting time for the pair as they got engaged last month on their fourth anniversary.

Her bandmates bandmates think she will be tying the knot ‘soon’ because she ‘has no patience’.  

Jesy Nelson, 28, and Jade Thirlwall, 27, joked the brunette has been ‘waiting years’ for Andre to pop the question as they praised the sportsman for his ‘beautiful proposal’ during an interview on Heart Breakfast recently.  

True love: It's been an exciting time for the pair as they got engaged last month on their fourth anniversary

True love: It’s been an exciting time for the pair as they got engaged last month on their fourth anniversary

Jade said: ‘Honestly, when I tell you that girl’s been waiting for years! Honestly. 

‘Every time Andre does anything romantic, she messages us, she’s like ”it could be now”, we’re like ”Leigh…chill babe”.’ 

The Geordie beauty admitted all the group members, including Perrie Edwards, 27, were overwhelmed with emotion at the idyllic home proposal. 

Jade added: ‘Yeah it was so lovely, he did so well, it was a beautiful proposal we were so emotional weren’t we Jess?’