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Leigh-Anne Pinnock lands another solo gig amid rumours Little Mix are set to split

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has announced she will be hosting the 2021 MOBO Awards.

The annual British music awards show honours achievements in “music of black origin”, including hip hop, grime, R&B, soul, reggae, jazz, gospel, and African music.

Sharing the exciting news via Instagram on Wednesday, Leigh-Anne wrote: “Guess who’s hosting the @moboawards 2021!!?? 🤩 Only little old me and the comedy genius that is @munyachawawa 👏🏽👏🏽”

“Gassed, Honoured, Excited and slightly pissing my pants! But it’s going to be sooo much fun! Don’t miss it! LIVE December 5th! 8pm! On YouTube!! 🎉👏🏽” she added.

The singer and comedian Munya Chawawa will be introducing live performances on the night, as well as helping huge stars celebrate their wins.

Leigh-Anne’s presenting gig will come just two days after her film Boxing Day hits cinemas, where she will make her acting debut.

Her solo projects come amid rumours Little Mix are set to split.

Last month, The Sun reported that the popular girl band would formally announce their split ahead of their 2022 Confetti tour.

A source told the publication: “There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Little Mix but it is now very clear that the end of the road has been reached. A date is set to announce the split. The upcoming tour is going to be a farewell to their fans.”

Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock

The insider explained: “Leigh-Anne has signed up with Dua Lipa’s manager, Jade [Thirlwall] is cutting her teeth as a songwriter and presenter, while Perrie [Edwards] is working on other things too.”

“They all know there will have to be a career beyond Little Mix, so they’ve put things in place. The plan is to see out commitments, then turn to solo projects almost immediately.”

Little Mix released their seventh studio album, Between Us, earlier this month – which was their first album without ex-bandmate Jesy Nelson.

The album includes re-recordings of some of their greatest hits, as well as some brand new tracks.


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