Gallery: Relive the night X Factor stars JLS set Chantry Park, Ipswich alight on the day the boys announce their split

JLS perform Saturday night in Chantry Park

JLS perform Saturday night in Chantry Park

LAST summer they were given a heroes welcome as they returned to Ipswich for a second gig but today JLS have announced they have come to the end of the line.

The band shot to fame in 2008 after appearing on TV talent search X Factor and found a niche in the market - as the Take That of their generation, appealing to young girls and their mum’s in equal measures.

The boys have twice performed in Ipswich, first in February 2010 when they took the stage at the Ipswich Regent, then again in August last year when they did a Heart gig in Chantry Park with Cover Drive and Little Mix supporting.

But sadly, today, Aston, JB, Oritse and Marvin have announced they will split at the end of their forthcoming tour.

Charlene Swallow posted on our Facebook page to say she was ‘shocked’.


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And there is likely to be upset amongst young fans across the borough. Other were less upset, and Kay Leigh Marie said: “They were too cheesy anyway.”

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