Little Mix to perform with all-female dancers and band at Strictly semi-final

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Little Mix have confirmed they will make history this weekend after performing with an all-female band and dancers at the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final.

Little Mix have announced they will perform at the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final on Sunday.

Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards are preparing to perform alongside an all-female band and all-female dancers, which is the first time in the show’s 14-year history.

Confirming the news on their official Twitter account with their army of 11.6 million followers, the band wrote: ‘We’re so excited for this one!

‘Your girls are gonna be performing on @bbcstrictly this Sunday and it’s the first time all the dancers and band will be women. Make sure you tune in to @BBCOne at 7:15PM GMT.’

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The announcement was met with excitement from the band's loyal fans. One wrote: ‘YES FINALLY! BEEN WAITING FOR YOU GIRLS TO PERFORM ON STRICTLY FOR AGES.’

It was confirmed that Little Mix would be making their debut appearance on the show earlier this month, just weeks after they’d split from Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco.

The group has moved to label RCA - part of the larger Sony Group, which also includes Syco.

Speaking about his label's split from the band, Simon Cowell revealed it happened because he fell out with their management company Modest Management.

Speaking to the Sun, Cowell insisted he had never fallen out with the band and that they were the "hardest working bunch of girls I've ever worked with".

He said the disagreement with Little Mix's management "wasn't down to money".

"Basically, they said we'd done a terrible job.

"I had agreed not to talk about this publicly because I thought it was a private matter.

"I said 'We can't work with the management, it's as simple as that'."

But The X Factor judge said he's still on good terms with Jade, Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne and has planned to meet up with them.

He said he's never fallen out with the band, adding: "As I said in my email to them, I stand by the fact they are the hardest working bunch of girls I've ever worked with. They deserve everything they've got."

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday at 6.35pm on BBC One. 

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