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Tuesday, 1 October, 2002, 12:21 GMT 13:21 UK
In pictures: Hear'Say's rise and fall
Pop group Hear'Say have broken up less than two years after an ITV talent show brought them instant fame.

The five-piece, who released their first single in March last year, cited pressure and public abuse as the reason for the decision.

 left to right; Noel Sullivan, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Mylene Klass and Danny Foster arriving at the National Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Hear'Say members beat hundreds of rivals to win the ITV show Popstars

Hear'Say
Their reward was 100,000 and a record contract

Hear'Say album
In April 2001, they became the first UK act to top the single and album charts simultaneously with their debut releases

Myleene Klass (left) and Noel Sullivan
But they ran into trouble when Myleene Klass (above) fell out with fellow member Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh
Marsh quit the group in January 2002

Hear'Say live at the Point Theatre in Dublin
Her exit left Hear'Say with just four members

Queues outside Hear'Say auditions
Hundreds queued up for auditions to find Marsh's replacement

Hear'Say
Accusations of bias followed when Johnny Shentall (centre) was chosen - he had already been in a group called Boom!
Hear'Say split


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