Jade Thirlwall is from South Shields

Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall's busy schedule means that she doesn't get to spend much time with boyfriend Sam Craske.

But the X Factor winner, 19 - who's been dating the 21-year-old Diversity star since the spring - yesterday managed to squeeze in a quick face-to-face video chat with her man on Twitter.

'So i just got to see my boyfriend on @realperrikiely 's twitcam...i suppose thats better than nothing! :) nanite everyone xxjadexx,' Tweeted Jade.

While Jade and Sam try to keep in touch online, Little Mixer Perrie Edwards is happy to have some space from her One Direction boyfriend Zayn Malik, 19. 

'We think it's better [when he's on tour],' explained Perrie, 19, during an interview with This Morning earlier this year.

'It's more understanding because you get it and it's more exciting when you see each other.

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Lucy Lynch