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Who are the members of The Wanted?

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THE Wanted began to achieve global success in 2012 for their hit single Glad You Came, which became their second UK number one.

They were the highest American chart entry by a British boy band at the time. Meet the members.

The WantedCredit: PA

Who are the members of The Wanted?

Max George

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Band member Max GeorgeCredit: Splash News

Max George grew up in Manchester with his family.

Before he ventured into music, he was a footballer with Preston North End and was close to signing a two-year deal with them.

In January 2014, George signed with Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles to help him break into acting.

Then in 2015, he landed his first acting role in the Sixth Season of the popular show Glee as Clint.

He also appeared on Bear Grylls: Mission Survive on ITV.

The Wanted member is currently dating former WAG, Stacey Giggs.

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Siva Kaneswaran

Band member Siva Kaneswaran

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Band member Siva KaneswaranCredit: Getty – Contributor

Siva Michael Kaneswaran grew up in Corduff Blanchardstown, Dublin.

His Father is Sri Lankan Tamil and his mother is Irish.

He started modeling when he was 16-years-old and landed a contract with Storm Model Management.

In 2013, Kaneswaran became engaged to be married to luxury shoe designer Nareesha McCaffrey.

That same year he appeared in the E! channel reality series The Wanted Life.

Jay McGuiness

Band member Jay McGuiness

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Band member Jay McGuinessCredit: Getty

James “Jay” McGuiness grew up in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

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He was named PETA’s Sexiest Male Vegetarian in 2013.

He graduated and trained at the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama.

In 2015, he competed in, and went on to win Strictly Come Dancing with his professional dance partner Aliona Vilani.

In 2018 he made his West End debut in Big The Musical, where he played the role of Josh Baskin.

Tom Parker

Band member Tom Parker

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Band member Tom ParkerCredit: Getty

Tom Parker grew up in Bolton. 

He learned to play the guitar at the age of sixteen after trying out his older brother’s.

He went to Manchester Metropolitan University and studied geography, but dropped out to pursuit his singing career.

Before joining The Wanted in 2009, he joined a Take That tribute band known as Take That II and toured Northern England.

He married his wife Kelsey in 2016 after getting together in 2009.

Sadly, Parker passed away on March 30, 2022, after a hard battle with brain cancer.

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Nathan Sykes

Band member Nathan Sykes

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Band member Nathan SykesCredit: Rex Features

Nathan James Sykes is the youngest member of the group.

He grew up in Abbeydale, Gloucester.

He started singing and performing at the age of six and attended the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School from the age of 11.

Sykes appeared on ITV’s Ministry of Mayhem in 2004, and won the Door Youth Project’s Undiscovered Youth Talent Contest held in Derker, performing “Mack the Knife”.

Sykes underwent specialist throat surgery in Los Angeles, California on his 20th birthday.

Although his exact condition was not reported, many believe he was suffering from a vocal cord hemorrhage.

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In June 2014, Sykes appeared as a solo artist alongside Jessie J at the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

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