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Little Mix, Caroline Flack and Sophie Ellis-Bextor team up to fight cancer

X Factor's Little Mix are supporting cancer research. Photo: Cancer Research UK

X Factor girl band Little Mix, presenter Caroline Flack and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor are teaming up in the battle against cancer.

The stars have posed for a set of portraits taken by renowned celebrity photographer Jason Bell for Cancer Research UK.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor tells cancer where to go. Credit: Cancer Research UK

The girls have had powerful messages painted onto different parts of their bodies to send out a strong message in the battle against cancer.

The gutsy messages include: ‘Beat it cancer’, ‘Jog on cancer!’ and ‘In your face cancer’.

The pictures were taken to encourage women to sign up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life this summer and raise vital funds to beat the disease.

Caroline Flack has also taken part in the campaign. Credit: Cancer Research UK
Caroline's message against cancer. Credit: Cancer Research UK

Cancer has sadly touched my family, like so many others, and that is why I am so proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life this year. I’d urge every woman out there to send a defiant message to cancer, by signing up to a Race for Life event now. If everyone gets involved by taking part and fundraising I believe that one day we will beat this awful disease that affects us all and we will win the battle.

– Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is the largest women-only fundraising event series outside of the US.

In 2013 Cancer Research UK hopes to raise over £50 million to help fund life-saving research into more than 200 types of cancer which affect men and women.

To sign up for Race for Life please visit raceforlife.org