Jade Thirlwall's boyfriend 'almost killed her'

Jade Thirlwall's boyfriend "almost killed her" when a prank went wrong.

Jed Elliott - who has been dating the brunette singer for over two years - has admitted he thought it was "the end" of him and the Little Mix star after he thought it would be funny to shake the boat as they sped round a corner on a ride at Dollywood in Tennessee.

Speaking to The Sun's Bizarre column, he said: "There was this one time I almost killed my girlfriend at Dollywood.

"Luke and I were - for anyone that doesn't know Dollywood is Dolly Parton's theme park - so we were there and on a double date with our girls.

"It was Jade, Luke's girlfriend Laura and our tour manager and we were all riding on this little cart, like a floating mattress and we went round one of these corners.

"It wasn't on rails - it was like floating, so your life was in your own hands.

"We were leaning wildly to one side. We had a scare. That was how it almost ended for us, at Dollywood. It was very scary."

Although 27-year-old hunk feared for his girlfriend's life when his prank went wrong, Jade recently admitted she had to "put the work in" before she became his girlfriend.

She explained: "I did have to chase him for a few months to get the end results but I'm not a quitter so I kept going and well a year later and here we are. I went to see him for the first time at a show and I was just mesmerised like a little schoolgirl."

The pair are now planning to get in the studio and write some tracks together.

The 25-year-old beauty explained: "We had three months off with the band so I've been doing some studio sessions with Jed for some Little Mix stuff."