Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards gets down and dirty with f-word gaffe

Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards gets down and dirty with f-word gaffe

Girl band Little Mix caused an upset at Radio 1′s Big Weekend after swearing on stage.

The chart-toppers were singing Down And Dirty when singer Perrie Edwards went off script.

“F*** that, get down and dirty,” she shouted down her microphone, causing Radio 1 to cut its live broadcast from the main stage.

Perrie Edwards at Radio 1's Big Weekend
Perrie Edwards at Radio 1′s Big Weekend (Danny Lawson/PA)

Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson told listeners, and viewers watching the live broadcast on the iPlayer: “Apologies there. Sincere apologies for any bad language you might have heard.”

He added: “That was not intended to go out on the radio. We apologise if you’re offended by that. We’re going to dip out of their set for a little while now.”

Little Mix at Radio 1's Big Weekend
Little Mix at Radio 1′s Big Weekend (Danny Lawson/PA)

Instead, Radio 1 played a Justin Bieber track, with Edmondson saying “rather conveniently” it was the Canadian singer’s 2015 single Sorry.

Earlier, the Shout Out To My Ex singers had been hit by costume trouble when Jade Thirlwall’s trousers split, possibly delaying Little Mix’s journey to the stage.

“They were warming up and doing a little dance routine, and Jade’s pants split,” DJ Cel Spellman said.

Jade Thirlwall on stage
Jade Thirlwall on stage (Danny Lawson/PA)

Edmondson added: “Her trousers split right down the side, so she’s been furnished with some new ones.”

The band – Jesy Nelson, who showed off a new blonde hairdo, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Edwards and Thirlwall – opened Sunday’s festival slot in Hull with Power and sang hits including Black Magic.

On Saturday night, Katy Perry led tributes to the victims of the Manchester bombing at the event, telling the crowd “we’re all in this together”.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry performed many of her hits (Danny Lawson/PA)

The US singer dedicated a performance of Part Of Me to the people of Manchester over the attack on those leaving Ariana Grande’s pop concert.

“We will still dance, we will still sing, we will still make music”, she said.

More in this Section

Travelling trio: Corrie's Ryan Thomas and his brothers land their own ITV seriesTravelling trio: Corrie's Ryan Thomas and his brothers land their own ITV series

Ed Sheeran’s record label boss steps down over ‘offensive’ Run DMC costumeEd Sheeran’s record label boss steps down over ‘offensive’ Run DMC costume

Miranda cast to reunite for celebratory 10-year anniversary showMiranda cast to reunite for celebratory 10-year anniversary show

More than 90,000 people apply for Toy Show tickets in five daysMore than 90,000 people apply for Toy Show tickets in five days


Lifestyle

Can you imagine Spanish churros, Moroccan tagines or even Christmas cakes without its fragrant taste?MIchelle Darmody: Warm smells of cinnamon

Rachel Howard visits the South Moravia region to sample this eastern European country’s finest tipples.They’re big on beer but could the Czech Republic be raising a glass to wine tourism too?

Lisa Salmon catches up with a cardiologist, who explains how a patient’s own stem cells can repair damage from heart disease and heart failure.How stem cells are mending broken hearts

Hannah Stephenson discovers America’s dark past and Martin Luther King’s vision for its future by following the civil rights trail.Charting America’s path to freedom on a road trip through the Deep South

More From The Irish Examiner