Little Mix to release Sport Relief single

Former X Factor winners Little Mix are to record the official Sport Relief single, which will raise funds for charities in the UK and abroad.

Little Mix are the good sports behind the Sport Relief single. Credit: PA

The four piece are hoping to race up the charts with a cover version of Cameo's 1986 hit Word Up.

Their recording of the 1986 single - which has also been a hit for Gun and Spice Girl Mel B - will be released as a download on March 16 with a CD released the following day.

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards said: "We've all seen people push themselves and do incredible things for Sport Relief so it's a dream come true to be releasing the official single this year."

Sport Relief takes place from 21 to 23 March with members of the public invited to raise money by running, swimming or cycling in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games.