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Invincible The Wanted to reunite for Tom Parker cancer charity gig

Their reunion show will take place at Stand Up To Cancer’s Inside My Head gig at the Royal Albert Hall on September 20th.

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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 announced that they will reunite at a charity concert organised by bandmate Tom Parker, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.

The concert will be the first time the group have performed together since they went on hiatus in 2014.

The five-piece boyband - Max George, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes, and Blanchardstown native Siva Kaneswaran - made the announcement on Wednesday.

Their reunion show will take place at Stand Up To Cancer’s Inside My Head gig at the Royal Albert Hall on September 20th.

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Tom Parker of The Wanted (Joe Giddens/PA)

Tom Parker of The Wanted (Joe Giddens/PA)

Tom Parker of The Wanted (Joe Giddens/PA)

McFly, Liam Payne, Becky Hill, KSI and Sigrid will also perform on the night.

The Wanted will also be releasing a Greatest Hits album on November 12th, which will include some of their chart-topping songs from over the years such as Glad You Came and Heart Vacancy.

The fivesome hopped on an Instagram Live earlier today to chat about their upcoming concert and answer some fan questions.

Irishman Siva kicked things off by saying that that bandmate Tom was the driving force behind their reunion: “Believe it. It’s happening. The best part for us is performing for you guys. Tom made us get back together.”

Tom joked: “It technically was because of me. I don’t want to take the credit, but I will.”

Jay McGuinness explained that now was the perfect time to get back together.

“This gig was the first objective,” he said.

“If we asked over the years ‘Should we get back together?’, it just felt like so much effort for something and we weren’t even sure how to go about it or how to start it.

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“Tom came with bitesize information, which was good for thick people, and said ‘Do you guys want to do a gig on the 20th of September? It’s for Stand Up To Cancer. Answer: yes.

“We got on WhatsApp and things started rolling. This gig is going to be bonkers. All our families are going to be there.”

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