Does Nathan Sykes miss being in The Wanted?

Published Wednesday, Jul 1 2015, 17:22 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Nathan Sykes has said he misses the "constant banter" in The Wanted.

Nathan was in the band with Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Tom Parker, but the group decided to take a hiatus in January 2014 to pursue personal endeavours.

Nathan Sykes outside ITV Studios - 1 July 2015.

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Now going forward as a solo artist, Nathan said on ITV's Lorraine: "I miss the constant banter. There was always something happening and someone was always playing a prank, so you were always on your toes, but now you're on your toes in a different way."

Nathan said he is still in contact with the boys too: "I had a lovely message from Jay the other day. He was like, 'I'm very tired today but your music's getting me through the day'."

Speaking about going solo, Nathan said: "It's obviously very different but I'm really enjoying it. It's been such a great experience writing the album and finding this sound that I've taken into my own.

The Wanted at the Pride of Britain Awards - 7 October 2013.

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The Wanted.

"When we decided that we were going to take a break, I was only 20 years old. I can't stop doing what I love."

Nathan, whose new single 'Kiss Me Quick' is out on Sunday, added: "The fans have been incredible. I got to go on a UK tour and it sold out without them really hearing the track. They've been amazing."

Nathan's debut album is due out later this year.

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