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Fans of JLS are in shock over the news that the boyband announced they are to split. They said after 5 number ones it is time to separate.
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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.
– JLS STATEMENT
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.
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:
We wanted to finish on a high. Were finishing with an arena tour - our third arena tour - and that is a massive achievement.
The last five or so years have been nothing short of incredible. It has been an incredible journey.
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Can't believe it! I'm devastated #JLS
Just came on to find out JLS are splitting up... This is actually really upsetting and to think itll be our boys one day upsets me even more
i have huge respect for jls because they treat their fans so well and you can tell they genuinely appreciate them
Sad to hear about JLS . Wish them all the best of luck in what they go on to do.
JLS shot to fame after being discovered on ITV's X Factor. They revealed to The Sun that they would split with a farewell tour after five years together.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper singer Marvin said:
It's an emotional time. There's no getting away from that. We have been through so much together.
But we have to be mature and look at this decision as a celebration of what we managed to achieve. We never wanted to overstay our welcome.
Speaking to The Sun, singer Aston said: “It’s just that time. We are still best of friends and always will be — but this is the end.”