Little Mix fans fear Leigh-Anne Pinnock could follow in Jesy Nelson’s footsteps as she signs contract for solo projects

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Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock has sparked fears among fans after signing a deal to work on solo projects – three months after Jesy Nelson sensationally quit the band.

Leigh-Anne, 29, has signed a new deal with entertainment agency Satellite 414, who confirmed the news via Twitter.

They said: "Huge welcome to Leigh-Anne Pinnock as she joins our SATELLITE414 and Satellite Screen rosters for solo projects across Music, Film and TV."

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The singer revealed it’s an “exciting time”, but insisted she will still continue to be a part of Little Mix.

She said: "This is such an incredibly exciting time for me and my career. I can’t wait to show everyone what I’ve got coming up. I will continue to work on my solo endeavours alongside my Little Mix commitments."

However, fans were quick to voice their concerns over the announcement.

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One wrote: “Leigh Anne officially doing solo music? I smell a break up looming! First Jesy and now Leigh…”

Another said: “Oh no I fear little mix is not going to exist for that long anymore.”

A third asked: “Does that mean she’s going solo too?” while another said: “I’m happy for leigh anne so good luck to her in whatever she chooses to do solo wise. I’m looking forward to it.”

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It comes after the group – consisting of Leigh-Anne, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards – spoke about their future after Jesy left in December.

Jade said: “I'm not saying that we're co-dependent, but we do heavily rely on each other, so it's been healthy to take a step back and think, ‘What do I want?’

“As we come together and work together this year, we'll have an even better and healthier relationship with that perspective.'This time's taught me that I am still figuring out who I am, too…

“It's beautiful that we're still a group, but we want to help push each other to do our own thing, too. It's like a new dawn of Little Mix.”

Perrie added: “That's totally OK. We're not going to know, individually. We've always had each other, it's always Little Mix – it's us.”

Jesy announced her departure from little Mix in mid-December last year and shared a heartfelt statement across her social media pages, explaining she struggled with the pressures of being in a girl band.

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