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  Hear'Say have split up
Updated 01 October 2002, 18.36
Hear'Say have split
Last year's Popstars winners, Hear'Say, have split up.

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The break-up was confirmed on Tuesday morning by their management company as well as record label Polydor.

The group say they are fed up with the amount of stick they have had to put up with recently from the public.

The fivesome - Noel, Danny, Myleene, Suzanne and Johnny - have apparently said they have been booed on stage as well as on the streets.

  Click here to read the band's full statement about the split

Will Young

Pop Idol winner Will Young told Newsround that he wishes the band members luck for the future.

He said: " It's always really sad when people are working in the industry and then it all goes perhaps slightly wrong."

"I wish them the best of luck."

No surprise

Lisa Smosarski, the editor of Smash Hits, said the news was no big surprise.

"The problems come down to the clash of their personalities, continuing negative gossip and rumours, and their inability to gel as a band.

"Hear'Say stepped out with pride before they fell from public favour. They knew their 15 minutes of fame had come to an end."

Rocky times

Just a few weeks ago, Hear'Say told CBBC Newsround Online they felt "really, really lucky because the fans have been so, so supportive" whilst they have been on a chart break.

But Suzanne, 21, told the Sun they felt like a pair of trainers - fashionable one minute and old news the next.

  Which member of the band will do best as a solo artist?

Kym left the band and was replaced by Johnny
Kym left the band and was replaced by Johnny

The band found fame through ITV's Popstars in February 2001.

In March last year, they stormed to number one with their first single Pure and Simple, which was the fastest-selling debut single ever.

  Click here for our webchat with the band

Since then, they have gone through rocky times. In February, Kym left and was replaced by ex-backing dancer Johnny Shentall.

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