Jingle Bell Ball: Little Mix say Zayn Malik is ‘smitten’ with Perrie Edwards

Little Mix performed at yesterday's Jingle Bell Ball and here they are having a pose on the red carpet beforehand:

Little Mix minus Perrie Edwards. Copyright: [rex]

Well, we say Little Mix but it hardly is Little Mix without Perrie Edwards, they just don't look quite right without that sprig of blonde hair, do they?

Little Mix minus Perrie is like pizza without the cheese, One Direction without the Harry Styles, Ant without the Dec...

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You get our point, basically, we don't like it one bit, Little Mix don't work as a three: they aren't the Sugababes.

Perrie was forced to pull out of all the band's December commitments after suffering ongoing tonsil problems, leaving Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock to perform without her.

The girls performed without Perrie. Copyright: [rex]

We just hope she gets better soon and her boyf Zayn Malik is making her chicken soup as we speak!

Zayn Malik and Perrie EdwardsZayn Malik and Perrie Edwards are clearly properly loved up. Copyright [Rex]

And we reckon it's safe to say he is looking after her, after the girls told reporters just how much Zayn cares for Perrie.

Jesy told Capital: "He is absolutely smitten with her. He loves her to pieces, I've never seen a boy love a girl as much as he loves her."

Aw!