High Wycombe-born singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock has revealed she first faced racism when she was just nine years old.

The Little Mix star featured in hard-hitting documentary The Talk, which saw celebrities share their experiences of racism.

Leigh-Anne, who was joined on the show by her parents John and Deborah, revealed she was just nine years of age when a boy at school wrote her nationality as "jungle".

She said: "I had a little incident in primary school. I had a boy write on a piece of paper, name - Leigh-Anne, age - nine, nationality - jungle. And I saw it and my heart just dropped.

"I knew it was racism - I was nine years old - I knew it was racism and I was just distraught by it."

She added: "I just wish that I knew more back then. I wish that I was more educated on racism and that I knew that, yes, your race will hold you back a little bit – it will.

"I just wish I knew that so that I could prepare myself and I didn’t question the fact, 'Am I not good enough, am I not pretty enough, why do I feel like this?'"

In June, the singer broke down in tears as she admitted she feared being the "least favoured" member of Little Mix because of her race.

She said the reality of being in Little Mix was "feeling lonely while touring to predominantly white countries".

She said: "I sing to fans who don't see me or hear me or cheer me on. My reality is feeling anxious before fan events and signings because I always feel like I'm the least favoured.

"My reality is constantly feeling like I have to work 10 times harder and longer to mark my place in the group because my talent alone isn't enough."

Leigh-Anne's fans were quick to praise her and fellow celebs for appearing on the show.

One said: "Just watched The Talk. It's powerful. It's heartbreaking hearing not only Leigh's personal experiences but every person who took part in the documentary. If you haven't watched it then you should. Education is key."

Another added: "The Talk is such a heartbreaking but an important watch. Leigh and all the other celebs were so brave to open up and talk about their experiences with racism. I really hope that one day these kinds of documentaries won’t need to be made."