Boyband The Wanted are reforming for a greatest hits album
The Wanted have announced they are getting back together – and releasing a greatest hits album.
Max George, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran will be joined by bandmate Tom Parker, who was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer last summer.
The Wanted announced in a statement: "Here we go!! We are MEGA excited to announce that we are BACK and will be releasing our Greatest Hits Album on November 12th!! We'll also be performing LIVE at the @royalalberthall as part of @tomparkerofficial 'Inside My Head' concert. It's been far too long... Let's do this."
Parker, 33, said: "It feels amazing it is quite nice to be able to do something that is not related to treatment, it is like nothing has ever changed."
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The band are to play a one off live show at The Royal Albert Hall on 20 September in aid of Stand Up To Cancer and the National Brain Appeal, and will also be releasing a brand-new single, written by 33-year-old George.
Sykes, 28, said: "It is really good, we are really excited.
"It was really nice doing it in the studio, Jay and Siva recorded in the US and us three recorded it over here. It is lovely being back together."
The Wanted formed in 2009 and dominated the charts after the release of their single All Time Low in 2010, which went straight to number one.
In the space of just three years, they clocked up nine more top 10 singles – going again to number one with Glad You Came in 2011.
Since they split, Sykes and Kaneswaran, 32, have pursued solo music careers, George has tried his hand at acting, McGuinness, 30, was the winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 and Parker competed in Channel 4 skiing show The Jump in 2016.
Parker announced last year that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable stage four brain tumour, but vowed he would fight the condition. He is now married to Kelsey, with whom he shares two young children.
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George confessed earlier this year that he battled depression and underwent brain scans in the wake of the band's split in 2014 – and spent three weeks essentially confined to his apartment.
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