Jade Thirlwall at previous Boxing Day Dips.

15 pictures of Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall taking the plunge at South Shields Boxing Day Dips

The thought of taking the plunge into the icy North Sea in winter does not appeal to most of us.

But for some brave souls, taking part in a Boxing Day Dip is the perfect antidote to the overindulgence of Christmas Day.

And Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall, who also celebrates her birthday on December 26, goes along every year to Littlehaven, in her native South Shields, in aid of Cancer Connections.

We were there to chat to Jade as she took to the waves, dressed as a reindeer, for 2019’s dip. Check out the pictures, and some fantastic festive shots of Jade’s efforts from years gone by, in our picture special.

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