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.
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The boyband JLS are to split after six years together. They have said will bow out with a farewell tour and a greatest hits album.