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Whole Lot of History The Wanted reveal they've ended their feud with Liam Payne ahead of charity gig

The Wanted boys said that they were relieved that Liam was taking part despite their history.

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Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted (Yui Mok/PA)

Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted (Yui Mok/PA)

Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted (Yui Mok/PA)

The Wanted have said that they’ve put their feud with Liam Payne behind them as they prepare for their charity concert.

One Direction and The Wanted were infamously rivals back at the height of their careers and engaged in a series of Twitter arguments over the years.

Yesterday, The Wanted announced that they will reunite for a Stand Up To Cancer charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall later this month.

The reunion gig was organised by bandmate Tom Parker, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.

The band revealed that stars such as McFly, Sigrid, and former One Direction star Liam Payne would also be performing on the night.

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Liam Payne (David Parry/PA)

Liam Payne (David Parry/PA)

Liam Payne (David Parry/PA)

 

Speaking about their upcoming concert, The Wanted boys said that they were relieved that Liam was taking part despite their history.

“We’re doing a show for Stand Up To Cancer,” Nathan Sykes told FM104.

“It’s Tom’s show at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s great that Liam is doing the show.”

Tom Parker agreed: “It’s really nice actually. It was kind of like a buried hatchet because there was a lot of drama back in the day - Twitter drama. So, we’ve kind of put that to bed which is quite nice because it was hanging over my head a bit.”

The boyband, who topped the charts with hits like Glad You Came and We Own The Night, went on hiatus in 2014 but said that getting back together feels like no time has passed at all.

“Obviously we’ve back in with all the feelings – nerves, excitement,” Jay McGuinness explained.

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“But every single time we’re in a room together we just have the biggest laugh.”

Tom chimed in: “It’s quite nice because that humour just instantly comes back even though it’s been a while.

“We have had conversations over the last couple of years but it just never really got over the line. It just felt like the right time to do it this time around.

“I think this time around there’s less pressure to succeed. There was a lot of money pumped into the projects last time and I just feel like we’re doing this for the right reasons.”

As for whether the band will return to Ireland for a concert or two, Blanchardstown native Siva Kaneswaran told fans that he’s “pushing” for a Dublin date.

Max George added: “We genuinely had such a great time in Ireland when we did shows there. We absolutely loved it.

“We were actually talking about memories the other day of shows in Dublin, or lack of memories, we've got some good stories from over there.”

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