X Factor 2011: Little Mix party with Tulisa at the aftershow – but are up at crack of dawn for Daybreak


Welcome to the life of a popstar! Little Mix party with mentor Tulisa at the aftershow – but are up at crack of dawn for Daybreak

The champagne would have been flowing freely as they embarked on their first night as popstars atThe X Factor aftershow held at the exclusive five star Corinthia Hotel in central London.

But withchart success comes hard work – and Little Mix will be nursing hangovers as they woke up at the crack of dawn today for their first post-show interview.

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Winners: Little Mix triumphed on ITV1 last night, becoming the first group to win X Factor

They wrote: “@daybreak gettingmade up for the show. It”s too early! Thanks so much for all your support #littlemixers we love you.”

Duringtheir conversation with Garraway, Essex girl Nelson said their victory had not yet sunk in, revealing: “I don”t think it is ever going to sink in. Every week, we prepared ourselves to go out.”

Stars in the making: Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock celebrate at the Corinthia Hotel

Stars in the making: Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock celebrate at the Corinthia Hotel

Winner

Winner”s luck: Leigh-Anne switched into her heels, while Perrie still opted for her gold trainers she had performed in

Pinnock, 19, added: “When he (Dermot O”Leary) said Little Mix, it was “My gosh, this is just insane!””

Last night, the quartet made history as the first girlband ever to triumph on Simon Cowell”s series.

TheSyco boss was busy tweeting his support for the girls, despite not starring on the panel this year, saying: “Congratulations to @LIttleMixOffic. And Paula as you can see, groups can win this show!

Over the moon: Tulisa Contostavlos wept onstage after her

Over the moon: Tulisa Contostavlos wept onstage after her “Little Muffins” were crowned winners

Glamorous: Tulisa opted for a more practical dress after struggling to sit down on the live shows Glamorous: Tulisa opted for a more practical dress after struggling to sit down on the live shows

Glamorous: Tulisa opted for a more practical dress after struggling to sit down on the live shows

He added: “I was really hoping a group would win this year. @OfficialTulisa has done a great job. These girls could be stars.”

While Perrie and Leigh-Anne remained in their stage costumes, baby of the group Jade, 18, slipped into her jeans, red puffer jacket and Ugg boots after initially performing in a festive gold dress.

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Where”s Harry Caroline Flack deflected attention from her romance with One Direction singer by attending with older male friend

Jesy, 20, also switched outfits, changing out of her gold leggings in favour of leopard print.

Mentor Tulisa Contostavlos continued to show her support for her “Little Muffins”, attending the party.

Ecstatic: The moment Little Mix were told they had beaten Marcus Collins

Ecstatic: The moment Little Mix were told they had beaten Marcus Collins

Straight to work: Little Mix appeared on Daybreak and then again on Lorraine

Straight to work: Little Mix appeared on Daybreak and then again on Lorraine

She too changed out of her awkward attire that proved difficult to walk in and squeeze into her judging seat, by opting for a simple navy frock with black Mary Janes.

The N-Dubz beauty also had her say on Twitter, writing: “I know its cheese but I swear down,2nit (sic) has shown me, if u really believe in sumin n want it bad enough it can happen,u just need 2 believe.

Ready for another Thirsty Xtra Factor host Olly Murs clutched an empty bottle

Ready for another Thirsty Xtra Factor host Olly Murs clutched an empty bottle

“Thank u little mixers n ndubletts uve change 4 beautiful girls lives 2nit! THANK U SO MUCH XXX”

Obviously there weren”t enough canapes at the party, as she later said: “whatdo ya do after ur act wins the xfactor…go 2 ur local kebab shop of course, wooooiiiiii….LOVE U #LITTLEMIX keep it real.”

Reunited: Craig Colton gives Marcus Collins his consolation prize - a squeeze Reunited: Craig Colton gives Marcus Collins his consolation prize - a squeeze

Reunited: Craig Col”ton gives Marcus Collins his consolation prize – a squeeze

Chasing contracts: Sophie Habibis and Amelia Lily will have to fight to be signed after being eliminated from the competition Chasing contracts: Sophie Habibis and Amelia Lily will have to fight to be signed after being eliminated from the competition

Chasing contracts: Sophie Habibis and Amelia Lily will have to fight to be signed after being eliminated

Runner-up Marcus Collins put on a brave face as he attended the swish venue, with Craig Colton offering some consolation squeezes.

The Liverpudlian hairdresser, 23, still has high hopes for his career, despite not winning, tweeting: “Thank you so much to all those who supported me. I”m sure I”ll be seeing you all verysoon!!xxxx”

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Think pink: Comeback kid Amelia Lily came third in third in the series

In keeping with her pink theme, teenager Amelia Lily clutched a bright neon bag despite losing the candyfloss tint and going back to her peroxide locks.

The17-year-old reached the final and performed with Kelly Rowland on Saturday night, but was eliminated from the competition leaving just Marcus and Little Mix to sing last night.

However, the Destiny”s Child star didn”t materialise last night at the party.

LOUIS WALSH Showing their support: Louis Walsh and Dermot O

Supportive: Louis Walsh attended with Tulisa – but Kelly Rowland and Gary Barlow were nowhere in sight

Engaged: Caroline Flack revealed on The Xtra Factor that Dermot O

Engaged: Caroline Flack revealed on The Xtra Factor that Dermot O”Leary had popped the question to Dee Koppang

She was criticised on Saturday for abandoning Lily at a crucial time and rushing out of the X Factor studio to support her favourite contestant Misha B during her first live show at G-A-Y.

The Xtra hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack joined in the festivities, with 32-year-old Flack deflecting attention from her romance with One Direction star Harry Styles, 17, by attending with a male friend.

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A night away from the kids: Shane Filan and wife Gillian took time off from parent duties

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