Praise for Little Mix star Jesy Nelson after Odd One Out documentary airs on BBC

Fans across the country have been showing their support for Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson following the release of a heartbreaking documentary looking into the impact of internet trolling.

Friday, 13th September 2019, 14:20 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th September 2019, 14:33 pm
Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson has spoken about the impact on trolling on social media for a new documentary. Picture: PA.

The documentary, Odd One Out, aired on Thursday, September 12 after weeks of anticipation – and its broadcast led to an outpouring of love for singer Jesy, who performs as part of award-winning girlband Little Mix

Formed in 2011 on X Factor, Little Mix is made up of Jesy and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, as well as Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, who are both from South Shields.

The hard-hitting programme followed the journey of Jesy, charting the horrific online abuse she suffered from the moment the band began on X Factor through to the present day.

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall. Picture: PA.

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The Essex-born singer walked the audience through some of the devastating messages she had been sent over the years, and revealed the tragic impact they had on her confidence and day-to-day life.

Little Mix singer Jade, 26, was one of those posting on social media before the documentary aired.

She said: “Couldn’t be prouder of my sister Jesy Nelson. I’m grateful that she is finally able to tell her story and help so many others in doing o.

“This is going to change people’s lives and hopefully people’s perspectives of the damage social media trolling can do.”

Social media star and podcaster Rosie Ramsey, also from South Shields, joined countless others in praising Jesy for her talent and bravery.

She added: “This is the reason I will always answer back to trolls.”