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JLS announce they are splitting up after final tour

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Get ready to wipe those tears away, JLS have announced they are splitting up after five years together.

The group, who found fame on The X Factor, will go their separate ways later this year following a farewell tour and greatest hits album.

"It's just that time. We are still best of friends and always will be - but this is the end," Aston said.

"The last five years have been nothing short of incredible," added Marvin.

The boys shot to fame in 2008, when they finished second to Alexandra Burke in the X Factor final.

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Marvin, who is having a baby with The Saturdays singer Rochelle said: "We are the first X Factor act to finish a five-year recording contract. If we wanted to carry on and sign to another label, it was going to be another three, four or five albums.

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"So we all thought about it for a few months and it sort of made sense to say we were moving on with our lives."

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Celeb reaction

As the news spread celebs and fans reacted to the announcement.

One Direction member Louis Tomlinson said on Twitter that he was sorry to hear about the end of his fellow boy band. "Sad to hear about JLS. Wish them all the best of luck in what they go on to do," he said.

The Wanted's Nathan Sykes, who's recovering from throat surgery, tweeted: "Sad to hear about JLS. Some of the nicest guys in the business. Good luck to them all in the future!"

Singer Marcus Collins said: "Can't believe it! I'm devastated."