Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall honours Lionesses with throwback football photo shoot

The South Shields born singer shared the never-seen-before images to her social media.

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South Shields-born singer Jade Thirlwall, showed her support for the Lionesses in the Women’s World Cup Final, by sharing images of herself from a football-themed photo shoot.

30-year-old Jade, formerly of the incredibly successful girl group Little Mix, shared two photos to her Instagram story yesterday (Sunday, August 20), which showed the star as a teenager, kitted out in a red and white ‘football’ outfit, just before she shot to fame after appearing on and winning The X Factor in 2011.

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The first photo shared by Jade was of herself on the back of another model, wearing a red long sleeved top, white shorts, red socks and white high heels, while holding a ball triumphantly in one hand.

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The image, which was edited on to a football stadium background, was accompanied by a caption which read: “Bringing this stunning photo back from a shoot I did in 2010 to celebrate the women’s final. Don’t ask.”

The second photo shared was of Jade delivering a kick to a ball, as she stands in front of a goal post. Jade shared various crying laughing emojis as well as skull emojis, to represent her feelings towards the photo.

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Jade had chosen to play the song, Call Me A Lioness (Self Esteem) by Hope FC, which was released specifically for England’s Women’s Team this year, in the background of the second image.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup took place yesterday (Sunday, August 20), which saw England lose to Spain, with a score of 1-0.