I don't think there's much surprise here - it couldn't have been more obvious this was a farewell tour had it been called "The Farewell Tour" - but it's been confirmed Girls Aloud are no more. They announced the end through a series of tweets:
"Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank you!!It's not a bad outcome for winning a gameshow.
"This tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade.
"It has far exceeded any of our dreams and we hope we are forever your inspiration and reminder that dreams really do glitter!!
"Your love and support will stay with us forever but we have now come to the end of our incredible time together. Love you lots."
Oh, go on, then: