JLS performed together for the last time at London's 02 Arena.

JLS have said an emotional farewell to their fans after performing together for their last ever concert on Sunday night.

Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams and JB Gill took to the stage of London's 02 arena where 20,000 fans gathered as the Goodbyel tour came to an end.

Fans were left heartbroken when the band announced in April that they were parting ways after five years together.

"Are you ready to party with your boys JLS one last time?" said Humes to the screaming crowd, which included his wife The Saturdays Singer Rochelle and their seven-month-old daughter, Alaia-Mai.

Before the concert, Rochelle tweeted: "Got a feeling this weekend is gonna be an emotional one #JLSGoodbyeTour #needtopullmyselftogether."

Their famous friends also came to show their support for the boys, who found fame as runners up on the ITV reality show The X Factor in 2008.

Cheryl Cole, who was a judge on the show and had a hand in their success, wasn't going to miss their final performance.

Writing on Instagram she said: "Soooo proud of these boys ! Was here on their first day! It only felt right to be here on their last! Love you boys! #farewellJls #muchlove."

Fellow X Factor alumni One Direction's Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, also watched the emotional farewell.

Niall Horan
Niall Horan watches JLS's emotional final performance.

Horan who was joined by new girlfriend, model Barbara Palvin, tweeted: "Jesus! That was an emotional one last night! tears were flowing all round! congrats to the jls lads. What a career! Love u boys. [sic]'

He later posted a picture of JLS sharing a group hug on stage, saying: "That's when I started ballin! [sic]"

Payne tweeted: "Had an amazing night watching @JLSOfficial , amazing guys , brilliant music! [sic]"

JLS who have had two number 1's and sold over 1 million albums in the UK performed tracks including Beat Again, Everybody In Love and ended their set with a cover of Boyz II Men's End of the Road, set against the backdrop of video footage portraying their musical journey.

With JB only just holding it together for the final song, the boys left the stage hand in hand, leaving the fans and even the arena stewards in tears.

After the gig an emotional Merrygold wrote on Twitter: "That hit me like a f**king hurricane! But Seriously from the bottom of my [heart] thank u! For now I'll say 'see you later' forget goodbye! #love."

Williams said: "IM so GRATEFUL!!! THANK u THANK u Alll!!!!!!!"

Gill concluded: "That was alot... I went fully in with the stage love in that show...So many amazing messages already! Definitely going on with a bang..."

But the JLS boys won't be disappearing from the music scene completely.

Humes is embarking on a career as a DJ and presenter with new roles on The Voice UK, and as the Big Top 40! Chart host. Oritise Williams, who is credited with forming and managing the band, will continue working on music ventures and Merrygold will be pursuing his solo ambitions. JB Gill however is swapping the glamour of his pop star life for a relatively quiet life as a farmer.

After their song Everybody in Love failed to get into the US charts, the band admitted that they were unable to compete with the global success of One Direction and were forced to make the decision to disband.

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