Boyband JLS to split after tour

The boyband JLS is to split after six years together. In an online message to fans, they have said will bow out with a farewell tour and a greatest hits album. The group finished second in The X-Factor in 2008.

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Alexandra Burke's 'tears' over JLS split

Alexandra Burke, who beat JLS in the X Factor 2008 final, tweeted that she had "tears in my eyes" over the boyband's split.

Support group formed for 'gutted' JLS fans on Twitter

The profile page of the JLS Support Group on Twitter Credit: Twitter

A support group has been formed on Twitter to provide a forum for JLS fans to "unite and share their love" for the band.

One follower commented that they were "crushed" to hear about the band's decision to split, while another wrote "those boys have so much more to offer the music business".

JLS thank fans after 'phenomenal 5 years'

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

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JLS thanks fans for 'support, dedication and love'

JLS has released a personal message to their fans this morning after it was announced the boyband is to split after a farewell tour.

To each and every JLSter, our beloved fans around the world. We wanted to make sure that you heard it from the four of us, that we have decided to bring our time as a band to an end.

It has been the most incredible journey over the last 6 years and we have achieved more things than we could have ever dreamed possible. Thanks to all of you guys, your support, your dedication and your love, you have changed our lives forever and we wouldn't be where we are today without you.

We are currently in the studio working on what will be our last album - Goodbye; The Greatest Hits. We will be bringing you a new single later in the year to coincide with the album and the tour.

Goodbye; The Greatest Hits Tour will be the last time that we will perform together as a 4 and we want to make sure that this tour is the best ever and that we end on a high! We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys.

– JLS STATEMENT

Read more of the message from JLS here.

Sun showbiz editor: JLS split is 'genuinely amicable'

The Sun newspaper's showbiz editor Gordon Smart spoke to Daybreak about JLS' rumoured split.

He said: "Normally in these kind of circumstances there has been some kind of fallout," he added, "In this case it is genuinely an amicable split.

"They're very mature, they've had everything planned from day one and I think they've just made the decision that it's best to part before there's a fallout."

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