JLS announce split after five years together, we actually can't believe the news

JLS  have announced that they are splitting after five years together.

No longer a picture of JLS, this is now just four pals posing for a photo *sobs*. Copyright: [Wenn]

Excuse us, while we pick our jaws up off the keyboard.

The boys, who shot to fame coming second to Alexandra Burke in the 2008 series of X Factor, reckon the time has come for them to call it a day.

To clarify, when we went to bed JLS existed.

This morning, they are no more.

Quite honestly, this will take a while to sink in.

They say that while they will always be the best of friends, sadly JLS is over.

Aston Merrygold, 25, told The Sun: "It's just that time. We are still best of friends and always will be - but this is the end."

JLS hanging out with omg!, excuse us while we have a little nostalgic cry. Copyright: [omg!]

Marvin Humes, 28, added: "We wanted to finish on a high. Weโ€™re finishing with an arena tour - our third arena tour - and that is a massive achievement."

So yes, their tour this summer will actually be a farewell tour and they also plan to release a greatest hits album around the same time.

*sobs*

"The last five or so years have been nothing short of incredible. It has been an incredible journey," Marvin added.

In a message on their website they said: "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 six 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."

"We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys."

We're not sure pop will ever be the same without a JLS in it.

During their time together, the lads have enjoyed a massive ten Top 10 hits, including five No.1 singles.

The band have also bagged countless awards for their amazingness, including two Brit Awards for British Breakthough and British Single in 2010.

Boys, it's been amazing and we really will miss you.

The first time we laid eyes on JLS - when they auditioned for The X Factor all the way back in 2008. Copyright [Rex]
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