Little Mix were banned from meeting Rihanna. Hey, it's better than a punch in the face like what one of her fans got during her 777 Tour (the fan allegedly asked her manager if it was OK to say hello to her. The manager cleared it, so said fan approached Rihanna to put the wave in, and reportedly got punched in the face by a minder. Sound).

The DNA hitmakers and their fellow X Factor contestants were told by the 'Diamonds' star's management team that they couldn't speak to her when she was a guest performer on the UK show last year... making this a very old story indeed. Thanks Bang Showbiz!

Little Mix's Jesy Nelson, seen here at Saturday's Childline Concert, said: "We were on The X Factor with Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga was amazing, but we didn't get to speak to Rihanna."

Bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock added: "Her management wouldn't let anybody meet her, but she walked past me and said, 'Your hair is awesome!' This was when I had my head half shaved, which I hated, so it cheered me up."

However, one star the group - which also features Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall - did enjoy meeting was Kylie Minogue, though they admit they couldn't stop staring at her famous ass-et.

Jesy told this month's issue of We Love Pop magazine: "We met Kylie at the BRITs. I kept looking at her bum because she's got a really nice bottom."