Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex artwork

Little Mix Shout Out To My Ex artwork

Little Mix have announced new single 'Shout Out To My Ex'.

The 'Black Magic' hitmakers - who shot into the limelight after they won the eighth series of 'The X Factor' - will release the new song on Sunday (16.10.16) after they perform it for the first time on the ITV talent show on the same evening.

In a series of tweets, the girls wrote: "Nothing is official until we announce it our new single #ShoutOutToMyEx is happening! ... hope you're as buzzing as us! the girls x ... We are releasing #ShoutOutToMyEx next Sunday 16.10.16) after our FIRST EVER live performance of it on @TheXFactor CAN'T WAIT! the girls x (sic)"

The group - comprised of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Ann Pinnock - made the announcement in Spain, where they are currently in the desert shooting a music video for the track, which is from their fourth studio LP.

In the short clip, Perrie says: "Hey guys, we are in Spain in the desert and we are really excited to announce that our brand new single from our fourth album is called [drum roll] 'Shout Out To My Ex'. Keep your eyes peeled it's coming for you."

The girls started work on the new album seven months after the release of their last LP, 2015's 'Get Weird', and singer Jesy has teased they gone for a "new sound".

At the time, the 25-year-old beauty told BANG Showbiz: "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."