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Leigh-Anne Pinnock Slams Newspaper Front Page Announcing Her Pregnancy

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Leigh-Anne Pinnock Slams Newspaper Front Page Announcing Her Pregnancy

The Metro newspaper have apologised for confusing Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall in a picture caption on their front page.

The freemium publication announced the Little Mix baby news with both Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards announcing they're pregnant just days apart.

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However, Leigh-Anne, 29, was left less than impressed when the national newspaper confused her with bandmate Jade.

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On Twitter, Metro wrote: "In today's paper, we wrongly captioned pictures of Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock as Jade Thirlwall. We are sorry for the error and are happy to set the record straight.

Leigh-Anne announced her pregnancy last week (Credit: Instagram - leighanne pinnock)
Leigh-Anne announced her pregnancy last week (Credit: Instagram - leighanne pinnock)

"Metro strives for complete accuracy but mistakes do sometimes slip in."

The paper then detailed the process about to notify them about an error, and how to make a complaint.

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Leigh-Anne originally pointed out the error on Twitter, asking why the two women of colour in the band were once again being mistaken for one another.

The singer, who has now starred in her own documentary about racism in the music industry, wrote: "Why is it that the two women of colour are always mistaken for each other? 10 years in and still this is happening.

Leigh-Anne hit out at the error (Credit: Twitter)
Leigh-Anne hit out at the error (Credit: Twitter)

"This is the type of s**t Jade and I have had to deal with for 10 years and this is another reason as to why I was fuelled to make my doc."

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She then added the hashtag #dobetter to the end of her tweet.

Leigh-Anne highlighted the error (Credit: Twitter)
Leigh-Anne highlighted the error (Credit: Twitter)

Leigh-Anne's documentary, Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop and Power is set to air later this week, and sees the star navigate her own experiences of being a mixed race woman in music.

She'll also speak to other Black or mixed women in the industry, including former Sugababes member Keisha Buchanan, Alexandra Burke and British singer-songwriter Raye.

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Leigh-Anne had been mistaken for bandmate Jade, pictured above (Credit: PA Images)
Leigh-Anne had been mistaken for bandmate Jade, pictured above (Credit: PA Images)

Leigh-Anne announced her pregnancy with fiancé Andre Gray last week on Instagram, posing together lovingly in a gorgeous photoshoot.

News of Perrie's pregnancy, with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, came earlier this week, also heralding a tender photoshoot.

But it was Perrie's mum Deborah who may have accidentally let slip the happy news a week earlier.

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Congratulations to Perrie! (Credit: Perrie Edwards)
Congratulations to Perrie! (Credit: Perrie Edwards)

Congratulating Leigh-Anne on the happy news, Deborah wrote on Twitter: "Massive congratulations to Leigh Anne and Andre... babies on tour xx can't wait xx."

Some fans speculated the use of plural 'babies' may suggest that another member of the band was pregnant.

And it looks as if they were right!

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: Life News, Little Mix, Life, Motherhood, Pregnant

Kimberley Bond
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