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December, 14

Why Jesy Nelson was missing from Little Mix Strictly performance as band performs as trio

Strictly Come Dancing 's semi-final welcomed special guests Little Mix who performed their hit song Break Up Song.

But the band performed as a trio, with only Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall taking to the stage.

Also performing were Strictly professionals Johannes Radebe and Luba Mushtuk, who danced a stunning number while the ladies sang.

Jesy Nelson was notably absent, with many fans expressing how much they were missing her.

But why wasn't Jesy part of the performance?

Jesy is currently taking an extended break from the band for medical reasons, after pulling out of their BBC talent show The Search.

On November 17th, Little Mix released a statement that read: "Jesy is having extended time off from Little Mix for private medical reasons.

"We will not be issuing any further comment currently and ask media to please respect her privacy at this time."

Jesy has not posted on social media in six weeks, and was also missing from Little Mix's recent performance on The Jonathan Ross Show.

Her legion of fans have been wishing her a speedy recovery, and many took to Twitter to share their well wishes after the Strictly performance.

One tweeted: " @LittleMix my 6 year old says she misses Jesy and hopes she’s better soon! Told her she’s under the weather #Strictly ".

Another wrote: "Still so weird seeing @LittleMix as a 3, it’s usually only for one performance then whoever was sick is back. Hope Jesy is ok #Strictly ".

"Ooo @LittleMix were amazing on #Strictly! Very much here for a Break Up Song performance on TV finally! I still miss Jesy though, I hope she’s okay," gushed a third.

A fourth remarked: " @LittleMix are a class act. Loved finally hearing Break Up Song live, since they couldn't perform it at all on TV when the pandemic hit. Looking forward to Jesy coming back when she's well again. Miss her. #Strictly ".

* The remaining couples will take to the dancefloor for the final on Saturday 19 December at 6pm on BBC One.

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