Popstar Jade Thirlwall has thanked fans, friends and family as she celebrates the seventh birthday of Little Mix.
The group, made up of Jade, Perrie Edwards - also from South Shields - Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, were formed on The X Factor in 2011. They went on to become the first group to win the competition under mentor and former N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos. In an emotional message on Instagram, Jade thanked everyone who has been part of the band's journey to date, and ended the post with a tribute to her band mates. It said:" Thank you to my 3 sisters for absolutely everything, I love you." Here we take a look at the journey of Little Mix - and how others have celebrated the seven-year anniversary of their start.