Little Mix sizzle at Capital FM Summertime Ball as Zayn Malik pulls out

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Little Mix wowed Wembley at the Capital FM Summertime Ball - but singer Perrie Edwards' ex stole the headlines.

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik, who spilt up with the South Shields singer last August, pulled out of his scheduled performance at yesterday's event, citing "anxiety" for his absence.

The news that Malik would not be performing was greeted with loud boos from disappointed fans at Wembley Stadium.

He posted an apology and full explanation in a message on his official Instagram account.

It said: "Unfortunately, my anxiety that has haunted me throughout the last few months around live performances has gotten the better of me.

"With the magnitude of the event, I have suffered the worst anxiety of my career. I cannot apologise enough."

Little Mix opened the show at the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

Little Mix opened the show at the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

The 23-year-old added: "I promise I will do my best to make this up to everybody I've let down today."

Thousands of pop fans still enjoyed performances by 19 other artists, including Little Mix, Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne, Ariande Grande, Craig David, The Vamps and Flo Rida.

Perrie, fellow South Shields singer Jade Thirlwall, and bandmates Leigh Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson opened the one-day festival, and went down a storm with their energetic dance routines, jaw-dropping outfits and flawless vocals.

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards performing at the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards performing at the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

Former One Direction star Zayn Mailk pulled out of the show due to anxiety over performing live.

Former One Direction star Zayn Mailk pulled out of the show due to anxiety over performing live.

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall performing at the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall performing at the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.