100 Facts about The Wanted

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They have been around for a few years now but just how much do you know about the 5 The Wanted  boys?


Nathan Sykes in the 'I Found You' video

  • His full name is Nathan James Sykes
  • He was born on 18th April 1993
  • Has a Sister called Jessica
  • Was born in Gloucester
  • Supports Manchester United
  • Also supports Gloucester Rugby Union
  • Went to Sylvia Young Theatre School
  • Is always late
  • Came 3rd in the competition to represent UK at Junior Eurovision in 2004
  • Won Britney Spears Karaoke Criminals in 2003
  • His favourite band is Boys II Men
  • Loves a good cup of tea
  • Is the baby of the band
  • Thinks he looks like sid the sloth from Ice Age
  • Plays the keyboard


Max George from The Wanted

  • His full name is Maximillian Alberto George
  • He was born on 6th September 1988
  • Is a Virgo
  • Has a brother called Jack
  • Was born in Manchester
  • Supports Manchester City
  • Only member of the band not to have a flat in London
  • Was in a band called Avenue with Andy from Lawson before being in The Wanted
  • Loves playing with the other boys ears
  • Had a contract at Preston North End football club
  • His dream is to swim with sharks
  • His favourite band is Queen
  • Plays bass guitar
  • Was engaged to Michelle Keegan
  • Loves performing gigs in Manchester


Jay in the 'I Found You' video

  • His full name is James McGuiness
  • Was born on 24th July 1990
  • Has a twin brother called Tom
  • Also has an older brother called Luke and a younger brother called Sean
  • Has a younger sister called Eleanor
  • Is obsessed with Avatar
  • Has a pet bearded dragon called Neytiri or Tia for short
  • Was born in Nottingham
  • Attended a dance school before joining the band
  • Consistently losing his phone
  • Loves Skittles
  • Is a vegetarian
  • Was named sexiest vegetarian in 2011
  • Is called ‘JayBird’ or just ‘Bird’ by the rest of the band
  • Plays the tambourine or drums on tour


Siva in the 'I Found You' video

  • His full name is Siva Kaneswaran
  • Was born on 18th November 1988
  • Has an identical twin brother called Kumar
  • Has 6 other siblings
  • Was a model before joining The Wanted
  • Is half Sri-Lankan, half Irish
  • Was born in Dublin
  • Loves chocolate brownies
  • Has a longterm girlfriend called Nareesha
  • Has silk sheets on his bed
  • The other boys constantly take the mickey out of his for his love of candles
  • Plays the guitar
  • Loves Star Trek
  • His favourite animal is a dog
  • Nicknamed ‘Siva the Diva’ by the other boys


Tom in the 'I Found You' video

  • His full name is Thomas Anthony Parker
  • He was born on 4th August 1988
  • Has an older brother called Lewis
  • Is from Bolton
  • Supports Bolton Wanderers
  • Auditioned for The X Factor but didn’t get past the first audition stage
  • Also played Mark Owen in a Take That tribute band
  • Went to Uni to study Geography but dropped out
  • Has a girlfriend called Kelsey
  • His favourite animal is a parrot
  • Is known for his tantrums
  • Plays the guitar
  • Is the oldest member of the band
  • Is a self proclaimed shocking dancer
  • Has a tattoo on his side that says ‘Rock and Roll’

The Wanted

The-Wanted on The Code Tour

  • They were formed by mass audition in 2009
  • They were put together by Jayne Collins, the same woman behind The Saturdays and District 3
  • Their first UK Single was All Time Low
  • It was released on 25th July 2010
  • It reached number 1
  • Before their debut single the boys did a long schools and clubs tour
  • Their first US release was Glad You Came
  • It also became their second UK number one
  • Their first performance in the US was on The Ellen Show
  • The video for their second single Heart Vacancy was filmed in Croatia
  • They are managed by Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun
  • They supported The Bieber on a tour of South America
  • Their first album was called The Wanted
  • Nathan came up with the band name after hearing album track Let’s Get Ugly
  • Were banned from switching on Manchester Christmas Lights in 2010 due to health and safety fears
  • Their debut headline tour was called ‘Behind Bars’
  • They were supported by Lawson, TwentyTwenty and Starboy Nathan
  • Their first arena tour was called ‘The Code’ despite fans wanting it to simply be called ‘The Wanted Arena Tour’
  • At the request of fans they added album track ‘The Weekend’ to the tour setlist
  • Their second album was called Warzone
  • ‘Glad You Came’ was performed on Glee
  • In 2011 they did the Comic Relief single called ‘Gold Forever’
  • ‘Chasing the Sun’ was the theme song for ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’
  • In 2013 they won ‘Best Group’ at the Virgin Media Awards, beating One Direction
  • Their own TV show ‘The Wanted Life’ starts in Summer 2013

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  • Taylor

    1D is better

    • tara

      Okay if you like 1D why are you on the page that is all about the wanted I mean really don’t hate

      • anna

        that’s what i’m wounding

      • Laura Wilson

        I know! That’s so damn annoying. Who gives to fucks about 1D? -_-

    • DedeSykes

      Hey don’t be talking crap this is about The Wanted not 1D! I swear Directioners are extremely rude always have something bad to say…

  • dani

    2nd album was “Battleground” not Warzone…. thats just a song….

  • mallory

    I hate comparing 1d with the wanted.

  • Claire

    Siva is obsessed with Star Wars, not Star Trek.

  • dude

    I think The Wanted is better than 1d.

  • Rebecca

    Second album was called Battleground not Warzone… :/ and Siva’s birthday is the 16/11/1988…

  • babynath

    i love the wanted

  • Laura Wilson

    TWF <3

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