Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall cheers on South Shields in pre-season friendly before partying in hometown

The Little Mix singer had a big day out in her hometown on Saturday, taking in the football before grooving in a bar

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall enjoyed a family day out watching a pre-season friendly in her hometown of South Shields over the weekend.

The 29-year-old has just got back from a holiday in Ibiza, which took a turn for the worse when the singer's phone was stolen.

Back on home turf, the Geordie seemed to be enjoying her extra time gained from the Little Mix hiatus by spending a weekend with family on Tyneside.

On Saturday, Thirlwall took a trip to South Shields FC, where she is Honourary President and a shareholder to take in the match alongside her nephew.

Kevin Phillips' men took on Scarborough A in preparation for the season ahead, winning 1-0 as their famous fan watched on with her family.

Thirlwall was born and raised in the Laygate of South Shields, to Norma Badwi and James Thirlwall - the singer's family has Egyptian and Yemenite roots and the Little Mix star has been outspoken about the racism she faced growing up in the area.

Jade Thirlwall is a big South Shields fan (Image: Instagram @jadethirlwall)

Speaking of her love for South Shields FC when becoming Honorary President, Thirlwall said: “I’m so grateful to be asked to be the Honorary President of South Shields Football Club.

“I’m incredibly proud to come from South Shields and one thing I am most proud of about my hometown is the sense of community and how we love to support each other and see each other do well in all aspects of life, which is something the football club very much embodies.

"I hope that through my role I can raise awareness and increase the club’s profile, encouraging others to do the same and support our incredible team."

Arbeia, South Shields

As well her role at South Shields FC, Thirlwall also owns a bar in her hometown and swung by for a visit after her side won.

The singer is regularly spotted in Arbeia, often taking on a spot of karaoke.

Dancing in the bar on Saturday night, Thirlwall grooved to Beyonce's new track 'BREAK MY SOUL' and shared a story on Instagram saying "the Arbeia South Shields DJ gets it".