The Saturdays video called their dogs while away in the US.

The girl band spent three months in Los Angeles filming their new reality show, 'Chasing the Saturdays', and although they missed their friends and family, the 'Ego' hitmakers - Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White - couldn't bear to be away from their beloved pooches, so kept in touch through video calls.

Mollie, 25, said: ''I did miss home, especially my dog Alfie. My mum looked after him and we Skyped all the time. I'd call his name, 'Alfie! Alfie!' and it broke my heart because he'd hear my voice and would jump off Mum's lap and run to the front door.

''Mum would have to say to him, 'No Alfie, she's not here'.''

Meanwhile, bandmate Frankie, 24, took it a step further with text messages to her pup while she was on the other side of the world.

She added to We Love Pop magazine: ''My mum sent me loads of pictures of the dogs every day, with cringey messages like 'Hi mummy, we miss you!'''