The brother of Little Mix star Jesy Nelson was revealed as a drug dealer following a drug sting in Essex.

According to the Sun an undercover reporter is said to have purchased 1.3 grams of cocaine from 22-year-old Johnny

The paper got in touch with Johnny after being given a mobile number described as a ’round-the-clock’ drugs hotline. Jesy, who is teetotal, previously said in an interview that she has ‘never been drunk’ and ‘the idea of being out of control really scares me.’

There is no suggestion that the 20-year-old X Factor winner was aware of her brother’s activities or has ever been involved.