What will JLS do next?

X Factor chart-topper JLS are to split after five years. Aston Merrygold was born and raised in Peterborough.

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JLS will still appear at Birmingham Pride despite split

Aston Merrygold (left) is from Peterborough Credit: PA

Organisers of Birmingham's annual Gay Pride festival have confirmed that JLS will still perform their 60-minute DJ set at the end of May, despite the group’s announcing they’re splitting up.

Last week, Birmingham Pride organisers announced the event’s biggest ever line-up. Alongside JLS, the 2013 festival will also include live performances from Bananarama, Stooshe, Lucy Spraggan, and a DJ set by Paloma Faith.

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JLS thank fans after 'phenomenal 5 years'

Boyband JLS, who announced they are set to split, have tweeted:

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To our wonderfully heart felt fans, we've shared a phenomenal 5 years with you, memories that will never fade. Love you 4ever More! Ori????

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JLSters, I'll forever be thankful for all you've done..we have to draw the positives from a sad time..it's been amazing!I love u all..Marv x

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THANK YOU all for the happy sad stupid funny emotional exciting amazing supportive life changing times.. I love u!! Ax #AllLoveYourBoyInBlue

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JLS to split after five years

Boyband JLS have announced they are splitting up after five years at the top of the music business.

The boyband shot to fame in 2008, finishing second to Alexandra Burke on ITV's talent show The X Factor.

Now, after five number one hits and two Brit awards under their belts, they are going their separate ways.

Band member Aston Merrygold, 25, was born and raised in Peterborough.

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