Cheryl joins Little Mix line-up as fans demand she ‘replace’ Jade Thirlwall at Manchester gig

Cheryl appears to have sacked off her Girls Aloud bandmates and joined forces with another chart-topping line-up.

The Love Made Me Do It singer was more than happy to pose alongside Little Mix as they performed together at Manchester Arena for Hits Radio Live.

Cheryl, 35, had the pose and and the pout perfected as she joined Leigh Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson for a group shot.

While Jade Thirlwall was nowhere to be seen, Cheryl looked right at home in her spot.

"So lovely to see you gorgeous girls," Cheryl gushed as she shared the snap to Instagram.

Cheryl joins Little Mix line-up as fans demand she 'replace' Jade Thirlwall at Manchester gig

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Cheryl joins Little Mix line-up as fans demand she 'replace' Jade Thirlwall at Manchester gig

She was in high spirits as she posed in her sequined leotard at the gig
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"You should have stepped in!! You was amazing!!!!" cried one fan in response, and they were by no means the only one making the suggestion.

Earlier in the day, Little Mix revealed that Jade was unable to appear at the event due to a family bereveament.

Jade has been sharing a number of heartfelt posts on Instagram in recent weeks with fans rushing to share their support and best wishes.

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Earlier in the month Jade broke down in tears on stage as the band as they performed at a preview for their new album LM5.

Jade struggled to finish her verse on slushy ballad Only You, with her bandmates holding out their hands to support her.

The night before Jade had shared a late night post to Instagram saying her dog was ‘digging a hole to hide my problems.’           

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Cheryl joins Little Mix line-up as fans demand she 'replace' Jade Thirlwall at Manchester gig

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Without bandmate Jade, bandmates Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne still wowed crowds at Manchester Arena on Monday with a medley of their hits including Touch and Woman Like Me.

While Cheryl was applauded by fans for her performance at the event after her four year break from the limelight.