Jesy Nelson shocked fans across the country today when she announced her ‘secret’ pregnancy, live on radio.
The Little Mix singer was surrounded by her bandmates when they appeared on Kiss FM’s Breakfast Show to discuss their new album.
Jesy, who has been single since splitting from her footballer boyfriend Harry James in November, dropped the bombshell on show presenter Tom Green.
But, of course, there was more to it than met the eye.
“Congratulations on the new album,” he told the girls this morning.
“Thank you, I thought you were gonna say on the baby then,” Jesy replied, deadpan.
Laughing, Tom said: “No, congratulations on the pregnancy.”
“No, seriously – I’m pregnant,” the 27-year-old X Factor star revealed.
“Are you?! How’d you know this?” the host shouted.
“Do you not know that?” asked Perrie.
“Oh my god! Congratulations,” he yelled as the other singers clapped and whooped.
But it quickly dawned on Tom that a breakfast radio show might not be the best place to break such personal news.
“Hold on, are you joking?” he asked suspiciously.
“Yeah I’m joking,” Jesy admitted
“Oh my god, I 100% bought that,” Tom told her.
As the rest of the band fell about laughing at their prank, Perrie piped up: “Can I just say, the funniest thing about it is our team through the window, everyone’s heads just popped up, like ‘huh?'”
The band is well known for their love of jokes, having previously pulled the wool over James Cordon’s eyes with a prank phone call.
Jesy also stormed out of a TV interview in 2015 after a question about her then-fiance Jake Roche, followed by bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
But they revealed they were just larking around when the 16-year-old TV presenter looked close to tears at the offence he thought he’d caused.