Leigh-Anne bumps into Ri-Ri at River Island event with Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock was at a loss for words when she got up close to Rihanna at a fashion bash last night.

The Wings singer told Twitter fans that she and bandmate Jade Thirlwall, 20, were unable to string a sentence together after being introduced to Ri-Ri at her River Island fashion launch after party in London.

Omgosh mixers tonight I met one of my idols.. Rihanna.. Properly lol. Me and Jade couldn’t even talk! Lol #StarStruck x leigh,’ Leigh-Anne posted from the girls’ join account.

It seems the former X Factor contestant was equally tongue-tied after running into Rihanna backstage on the show in 2011.

‘She walked past, did a double take and said, “Your hair is awesome”,’ Leigh-Anne told The Mirror.

‘I just froze. I couldn’t believe she noticed me.’

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Beth Shearing