Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards slapped a radio DJ across the face after he revealed that he once ended a relationship by text – the same way Zayn Malik ended their relationship.

Appearing on French radio station NRJ C’Cauet, DJ show host read out a comment saying “he dumped her by text”, mentioning some of the things he has done before in his own life. Once it was translated to the singer in English, she responded by slapping him on the side of his face.

23-year-old Perrie tried to laugh off the action by quickly giving the DJ a hug while the audience cheered her on.

The DJ looked visibly shocked but managed to laugh along with everyone else.

Perrie and Zayn's breakup

In Little Mix’s autobiography, Our World, Perrie admitted that her four year relationship with One Direction’s Zayn Malik ended over a text message. The two began dating in 2012 and got engaged a year later in 2013. They eventually broke up in 2015.

In the book, Perrie describes the break up as “the worst time of her life”. She then goes on to say, “A four-year relationship, two year engagement ended by a simple text message. Just like that.” Perrie also revealed that her split from Zayn had left her homeless.

Since ending with Zayn, the 23-year-old singer has been linked to actor Luke Pasqualino.

The pair dated for two months and broke up in October.

Relationship troubles

Little Mix have had to put up with a number of comments regarding their relationship status on their recent promotional tour. Whilst in Australia, they were questioned over the absence of bandmate Jesy Nelson’s engagement ring.

When being interviewed on a radio show earlier this month, Little Mix’s Perrie and Jade were asked why Jesy hadn’t been wearing her ring by hosts Fitzy and Wippa.

Jade described their question as “brutal” while Perrie responded by scrunching up the hosts’ notes and throwing them on the floor saying, “Next question, sir. What are you going to do without your paper now, smart arse?!”

25-year-old Jesy confirmed her split from ex-fiance Jake Roche this week. They dated since 2014.