It was the news hip hop fans had been waiting for - the long-awaited reunion of N-Dubz.

The group confirmed they were getting back together for an arena tour later this year, including a visit to Bournemouth.

Dappy, Tulisa and Fazer took to social media to tell their fans the good news, also revealing their new song Charmer would be released on Thursday, May 19.

A 40-second video shared by group members showed a helicopter flying over London with the trio later emerging on to a landing strip.

The group originally announced plans for a two-year hiatus to focus on their solo careers in 2011 but have not released any new material since.

N-Dubz tickets: On sale with Ticketmaster

Tickets for N-Dubz November 2022 Back to the Future tour go on presale today (May 19) via the Ticketmaster website.

According to the Ticketmaster website, to access presale tickets you usually need a password or a secure link - these passwords are usually sent to exclusive members of fan clubs or customers of a particular company like O2 or American Express.

It also states presales are usually sold from a separate allocation of seats, which may not be the same as the tickets being released to the general public.

While this gives you the chance to book before the general release, it doesn't necessarily guarantee better seats. When an event is really popular, how close you are to the stage sometimes comes down to the luck of the draw.

If you are unable to get presale tickets, the general sale opens tomorrow (May 20).

N Dubz tour dates including Bournemouth International Centre

The group will be heading all around the UK during their 10-date Back to the Future tour later this year.

Monday, November 7 - Utilita Arena Newcastle

Tuesday, November 8 - OVO Hydro - Glasgow

Thursday, November 10 - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Friday, November 11 - First Direct Arena, Leeds

Saturday, November 12 - Utilita Arena, Birmingham

Monday, November 14 - Bournemouth International Centre

Tuesday, November 15 - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Thursday, November 17 - The O2, London

Friday, November 18 - Utilita Arena, Sheffield

Saturday, November 19 - AO Arena, Manchester