Girlband Parade split up after Bianca leaves the group

Girlband Parade have tonight announced that they have split up.

<p>Parade have called it a day. Copyright [Wenn]</p>

The five-piece pop band, whose debut single Louder reached number 10 in the charts, told their fans the news via Twitter this evening.

Tweeting from their official account the girls revealed that Bianca (middle in the above picture) has left the group - and that they wouldn't be carrying on without her.

They posted: "Dear Fans We have some news that we're gutted to announce - sadly Bianca has chosen to leave the band.

"As you all know, the 5 of us make Parade and without all of us together the band would not be the same!

"We hope you understand that we've made the difficult decision to not carry on without her, as Parade is about the 5 of us girls.

"We cannot thank our fans enough for your incredible support as without you lot we wouldn't have achieved the success that we've had.

"In the last year as an unsigned band, we've written and recorded some wicked tracks and as a thank you...

"...we'd like to give something back for your love and patience. Watch our facebook page for more information.

"Thank you for coming on this rollercoaster of a ride with us and look out for us in the future! Love Parade x"

<p>Bianca (far right) has left the band. Copyright [Wenn]</p>

Parade, who were formed in 2009, were formerly signed by Asylum Records but dropped in 2011.

Despite their self-titled debut album failing to chart they had been working on their second album with producer Tim Powell, who's worked with the likes of Girls Aloud and the Sugababes.

They had previously supported Westlife, The Wanted and Alexandra Burke.

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