Little Mixs Jade Thirlwall reveals she almost auditioned for Geordie Shore

Jade Thirlwall has revealed she was asked to audition for Geordie Shore before winning The X Factor with Little Mix.

The 28 year old was put into the chart-topping girl group in 2011, the same year that Geordie Shore hit screens.

But she has now told fans her fate could have been very different and we could have known her for getting "mortal" with Charlotte Crosby and Vicky Pattison instead of singing with Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Speaking to make-up artist NikkieTutorials on her YouTube channel, Jade asked her: "Do you watch Geordie Shore?," with Nikkie replying: "I've seen it."

Jade said: "That is hilarious, that’s not the full representation of Geordie land but it certainly is an insight.

"I got asked to audition for Geordie Shore before I got put in Little Mix."

A shocked Nikkie asked: "Do you ever regret it?," with Jade laughing: "No. No, I’m happy that I made it as a pop star. That was my calling."

Jade and her bandmates Perrie, 28, and Leigh-Anne, 30, recently reflected on the "really hard" time they faced after Jesy Nelson, 30, quit the band last December.

Discussing the period of time on their podcast The Power of Little Mix, Jade said: "It was hard."

Perrie added: "Really hard, difficult, but I think we’re just really lucky to have each other to get each other through situations and circumstances like that, we are blessed for that reason."

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However, the Shout Out To My Ex hitmakers say they have had "a nice year" despite drama surrounding their former bandmate and growing reports of an imminent split.

Perrie said: "It’s been such a nice year, it really has been. I think career wise and personal lives. It’s just been such a vibey land."

Leigh-Anne, 30, continued: "It’s felt quite easy. Not easy, nothing’s easy in Little Mix world but, you know what I mean."

While Jade gushed: "I’m just so unbelievably proud of us for getting through everything we’ve got through together in the last 10 years and still loving each other as much as we do, really.

"I think we’re the closest we’ve ever been and I think that’s really beautiful to say that after being in each other’s pockets for 10 years."

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