Little Mix film their first music video without Jesy Nelson for their song Confetti

THEY are the UK’s biggest girl group but Little Mix will become a boyband for their next video.

I can reveal Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards will transform into men in their new video, their first without Jesy Nelson, who quit in December.

The trio spent yesterday filming the vid for their song Confetti, the fourth single to be taken from their hit album of the same name, and will continue working on it today at a top-secret location in London.

A music insider said: “This is Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perrie’s first video as a trio so they wanted to do something really fun and out there.

“It will see each of them transforming into male versions of themselves.

“They’re going all out and are having full facial prosthetics, which takes hours but it will be worth it in the end.

“The idea is the three of them will be seen taking on their male alter egos.

“It’s a video they have wanted to do for ages.

“It’s weird not having Jesy with them, particularly as she sings the whole first verse on the album version, but they’re making it work for them because the song has real potential.”

Over the weekend the band, who have sold more than 60million records worldwide and have 16 top ten singles, revealed they had gone back into the recording studio to start work on new music.

They shared pictures from the day and revealed they were back with singer-songwriter Kamille, who has written 22 songs for them, and MNEK, who was behind January’s No1 single Sweet Melody.

Leigh-Anne also shared a video of them dancing during a break from thier work and told her fans on Instagram: “Yano what it means when we get back in the studio with our queens . . . ”

I’m also expecting them to be nominated for the British Group gong when the Brit Award nominations are revealed today.

Given they are still making smash hits a decade since getting together, they certainly deserve it.

Ari's a noice Voice choice

ARIANA Grande is replacing Nick Jonas as a coach on The Voice US, joining John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.

The pop star, pictured on set, said she was “beyond thrilled, honoured and excited”.

Playing off her 2019 hit thank u, next , The Voice’s Instagram account captioned her picture: “Our new Coach’s name is Ari and we’re so good with that.”

Liam's in the gig economy

LIAM Gallagher has signed a number of big-money deals to appear at a string of major festivals this year – which is just as well given his earnings plummeted last year.

New accounts for the former Oasis singer’s company LG Touring show that its assets almost halved in 2020, down from £1.29million to just over £730,000.

Like many musicians in the pandemic he announced the cancellation of all his gigs, including a date at Heaton Park in Manchester, which Liam told fans was devastating for him.

But he used his time wisely, working on new tunes and making jingles out of some of Oasis’ biggest hits.

He also confimed his third solo album will be released this year, telling fans the lead single will be a “banger to wake people up”.

And while Liam certainly isn’t broke, the loss of just over £500,000 is a big one.

But before we all start feeling too sorry for him his summer schedule shows those pay days will soon be rolling in.

He is booked for Belfast’s Belsonic on June 30 and a headline gig in Italy on July 7 followed by Latitude in Suffolk.

In August he is playing Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands, then Reading and Leeds, before heading to TRNSMT in Scotland and Isle of Wight Festival in September.

No matter what you think of him, you can’t say Liam doesn’t graft when it suits him.

Brit part for Dua

DUA Lipa has good reason to smile – she’s home to perform at the Brit Awards.

The Don’t Start Now singer, who posted this photo from her place in LA before jetting in, is the first big act to be confirmed for the ceremony at London’s O2 Arena on May 11, where she is expected to win too.

Nominations will finally be revealed from 4pm today and I have no doubt it will be good news for Dua, who already has three of the statues in her trophy cabinet.

My money is on her to win British Female and Album of the Year for the rip-roaring success of Future Nostalgia, but she is also set to be in the running for British Single thanks to hit tune Physical.

Also performing live will be Rising Star award winner Griff.

The bash may have been delayed by three months but it will be well worth the wait.

Rita and Charli back together

RITA Ora has recorded a version of a song written by her pal Charli XCX – their third collaboration.

A snippet of Charli singing You For Me leaked online earlier this year, then last week it was formally registered with a music database.

It is not clear if Rita’s version could feature them both or just herself.

They first teamed up in 2015 for their No8 hit Doing It and again in 2018 for Girls, with Bebe Rexha and Cardi B.

Charli’s song Unlock It has become a new TikTok hit, soundtracking two million clips on the app, and she has been writing songs with Ava Max too.

There’s no stopping her.

Glasto but not as we know it

THERE have been plenty of ups and downs for Glastonbury fans – but finally some good news is on the horizon.

Organiser Emily Eavis will make an announcement on Radio 2 this morning which is expected to unveil an alternative event on Worthy Farm in September.

Glasto’s social media accounts posted a video on Monday of flashing lights at the farm’s stone circle, with the hashtag #LiveAtWorthyFarm.

Last year’s 50th anniversary festival was unable to go ahead due to the pandemic, with this June’s event also being cancelled.

But last week Emily said they were hoping to stage something at the end of the summer, adding “We have put an application in for a licence for a concert at the farm in September.”

Glastonbury is the highlight of my year, so fingers crossed.

BST Hyde Park organisers said yesterday their series of gigs in July were off and would be rescheduled for the same time next year.

Craig’s big show

CRAIG David is still smashing it after two decades in music – and he will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album Born To Do It by performing it in full with a band.

The show will be livestreamed on Saturday, April 24, with tickets available through

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