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Babyshambles drummer GEMMA CLARKE has walked out on the band, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The drummer’s place in the band has been in doubt since the riot at the London Astoria (December 18) when Gemma’s kit was completely destroyed after a stage invasion from irate fans.

A statement reads: “As of today, Gemma has been replaced by Adam Ficek (ex White Sport) as drummer of Babyshambles. The first gig with the new line up will be in February – we’ll let you know full details soon.”

The band’s next scheduled gig is at the London Carling Brixton Academy on February 22.

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