Little Mix are more like sisters than best friends.

Little Mix

Little Mix

The 'Love Me Like You' hitmakers - which include Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson - insist they are like family.

Writing on Twitter, Leigh-Anne shared: "A force to be reckoned with... for 5 years my girls and I have stuck together, been there for each other and grown into not only best friends but sisters.. that will always have each other's backs! We've been through break ups, we've been at our lowest but we have always helped each other and come out stronger on the other end! Call me the luckiest girl alive, because this is a dream I am living, but I get to live it with 3 of the most talented, special individuals alive. Now let's smash the s**t out of this #shoutoutomyex."

Meanwhile, the girl group are thoroughly enjoying their time in the music industry and hope to be around for at least another nine years.

Asked if they see themselves continuing for 10 years like Girls Aloud did, Leigh-Anne said: "Oh of course. I honestly cannot see myself without these girls, sorry about it you're stuck with me!"

Whilst Jade added to BANG Showbiz: "I don't think anyone's going to see that [them taking a hiatus] happening right now; we're at our peak I think. We have too much fun together it would be horrible."

The group have been busy working on their new music.

They shared: "Yes we are working on the next album! Some very exciting stuff to come, it's quite a new sound for us. It's a secret. But we're very happy."