JLS say goodbye to This Morning

Published Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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In their final television interview before they split up, JLS have said goodbye to This Morning and explained why they have decided to go their separate ways.

JLS say goodbye to This Morning
JLS give their final TV interview to This Morning. (© Ken McKay)

The group has become one of the most successful acts to come out of The X Factor and it was a huge shock to their legions of fans when, earlier this year, Marvin, Aston, Oritsé and JB announced JLS would soon be no more.

This Morning's Phillip Schofield asked the foursome why they made the decision to end it, especially considering they were still at the height of their career.

Marvin replied: "We've been together for nearly seven years now; it's been incredible, everyone knows our success, we have achieved everything and more that we wanted to achieve and it just got to the point where each of us had our eyes on different things.

"We never wanted to overstay our welcome. The industry that we are in, being in a boyband there is a certain shelf life that people generally have.

"We have been together for seven years, which is fantastic. So for us it was about looking at it and thinking it was probably the right time to bow out.

"And our last ever gig is at the O2 Arena, where our very first X Factor audition was, so it's like we have gone full circle."

I'm in the process of setting up a deer farm in Scotland.


JLS first came to prominence in 2008 after they placed second behind Alexandra Burke on The X Factor.

The band went on to have a string of hits, including Everybody in Love, Love You More and Beat Again.

They admitted they never imagined they would ever be that successful, especially as they had faced rejection from the music industry in the past.

"We didn't know what to expect," said Oritsé. "We just kind of took it day by day as we always have from the beginning and life and time just catches up on you.

"Suddenly you turn around and six years have gone."

And all four member have big plans for their futures outside of JLS, with Aston set to launch his solo career, Oritsé aiming to build his entertainment management company empire, JB is to live the farmer's life and Marvin, who is no stranger to the This Morning presenter's sofa, is set to co-host the next series of The Voice.

"TV presenting is something I've always wanted to get into," he admitted. "It was great sitting on the other side of the sofa!"

Before they finally split JLS will soon embark on their farewell tour across the UK.

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