Singer Tony Hadley has announced that he is no longer the frontman with Spandau Ballet "due to circumstances beyond my control".

The 57-year-old, who sang on such chart classics as Gold and True, made the announcement on social media. 

"Due to circumstances beyond my control, it is with deep regret that I am required to state that I am no longer a member of the band Spandau Ballet and as such I will not be performing with the band in the future," he wrote.

Hadley joined Spandau Ballet in 1979 and the London quintet - completed by Steve Norman, John Keeble and brothers Martin and Gary Kemp - became one of the biggest bands of the 1980s before splitting in 1990. A legal dispute between the members about royalties followed before they put their differences aside to reform in 2009

Spandau Ballet relax in Dublin in December 2014 ahead of their Late Late Show appearance Photo: Steve Norman

They released a new album, Once More, in 2009 and a documentary, Soul Boys of the Western World, in 2014. They last played Dublin and Belfast in March 2015. 

During his years away from Spandau Ballet, Hadley embarked on a solo career and toured with Norman and Keeble as 'Hadley, Norman and Keeble, ex-Spandau Ballet'.

Hadley took part in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2015, finishing sixth

The former I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant has more solo gigs lined up in the UK before the end of the year.