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

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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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