Simon Cowell finally meets X Factor 2011 winners Little Mix!

Little Mix on X Factor

X Factor winners Little Mix have finally had their first meeting with Simon Cowell, three months after winning the show.

The girls previously said they had been in contact with the Syco boss since beating Marcus Collins in last year's final, but had to yet to meet him face to face.

Speaking about meeting Simon, Little Mix singer Jesy previously said: “It’s going to be the most nerve-wracking thing because he is the core of The X Factor."

It was claimed during last year's show that Simon was hoping to turn the girls into the next Spice Girls, with plans for them to follow One Direction to America later this year.

"He genuinely believes they could be bigger than the Spice Girls," a source told The Sun at the time. “He’s had huge successes in his career but a massive girl band has not really been one of them.”

The insider added: “Simon is extremely competitive and would love it if he could beat his old rival at his own game. The Spice Girls set the bar high but Simon thinks there’s no reason Little Mix can’t better them.

“They are young and they work phenomenally hard, so the sky’s the limit.

“There hasn’t been such love for a girl band in years."

But former Spice Girl singer Mel C was full of support for the newcomers, saying on Loose Women during the week: "I think Little Mix are amazing, they're young, pretty and have the most amazing voices."

Writing on their Twitter account earlier this week, Little Mix said; "Amazin day recordin then meetin with mr cowell! Great end to this weeks mixers monday! Nanite little mixers. [sic]"

Little Mix are set to release their debut single in May.

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