Jesy Nelson has scored her final number one with Little Mix, after Sweet Melody from their recent album Confetti topped the UK singles charts.

The 29-year-old singer quit the band last month after nine years in the group, saying the high-profile role had "taken a toll" on her mental health.

Nelson's former bandmates, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards, voiced their support, later announcing that they would continue to record and perform as a trio.

Sweet Melody becomes their fifth number one single and first in more than four years, since 2016's Shout Out To My Ex, according to the Official Charts Company.

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The track was originally released in October, when Nelson was still a member, and its music video sees all four original members dancing in leather outfits in a warehouse space.

Speaking to Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1, Thirlwall said: "It’s so special for us because it is the last single we did as a four with Jesy and even more special that now going into 2021 as a three we have got the first number one."

Pinnock added: "There was one point where there were like six different versions of Sweet Melody in the top 10 on iTunes. They are just so dedicated and amazing, our fans."

"Sometimes the best hits take time," Edwards quipped.

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