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"In fairness now, I have to say about The Saturdays... we actually got on genuinely so well.

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The Saturdays, from left, Rochelle Humes, Vanessa White, Frankie Bridge, Mollie King and Una Healy

The Saturdays, from left, Rochelle Humes, Vanessa White, Frankie Bridge, Mollie King and Una Healy

The Saturdays, from left, Rochelle Humes, Vanessa White, Frankie Bridge, Mollie King and Una Healy

Veteran music boss Louis Walsh was pulled up on his comments in relation to girl bands by Saturdays singer Una Healy as the two discussed the Little Mix drama. 

The band, now made up of Leigh-Anne, Jade and Perrie, confirmed they raised concerns with former bandmate Jesy Nelson over blackfishing before she left last year.

As they discussed the controversy Virgin Media's Six O'Clock Show, Louis said that it's the norm in girl bands.

"I don’t believe all that, that’s every girl band, ask Una. I worked with Girls Aloud, it’s every girl band. It’s difficult."

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Louis on the show

Louis on the show

Louis on the show

However, Una who seemed a little offended at Louis’s remarks, cut him off and said: "In fairness now, I have to say about The Saturdays... we actually got on genuinely so well.

"And we're still really good friends."

Una insisted that it is not just girl bands that have problems, adding: "Well in any walk of life, it's not just like groups of girls.

“But you're putting together people who don't know each other."

Louis replied: "I was there in the room with Tulisa when she put Little Mix together and they've had an amazing ten years.

"Ten years is a long time for a girl group and Jesy has a great single out.

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He added: "Una, it's a tough job for girls, for girls it's particularly it's hard."

Una agreed, saying: "It is a tough job but the hard work pays off."

The Little Mix row was sparked when a post went viral on social media, with screenshots of an alleged conversation between Leigh-Anne and a friend, during which the 30-year-old accused Jesy of blackfishing in the video for her new single.

Nicki Minaj, who collaborated with Jesy on her debut solo song then slammed Leigh-Anne and her bandmates, calling them “clowns”.

In a new interview with the Telegraph’s Stella magazine, the trio revealed they had spoken to Jesy over their concerns about blackfishing.

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