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There was devastating news for the fans of boyband JLS today after the group announced they are splitting up.
The X Factor 2008 runners-up will bow out with a farewell tour and a greatest hits album.
Sascha Williams reports:
Alexandra Burke, who beat JLS in the X Factor 2008 final, tweeted that she had "tears in my eyes" over the boyband's split.
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".
Boyband JLS, who announced they are set to split, have tweeted:
Read more of the message from JLS here.
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."
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, JLS said:
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