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    Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:34:37

    The Wanted Reveal Cause of Hiatus - They were dropped by their label + have dealt with tensions + other interests

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    Last week, The Wanted announced a break but not a breakup.

    Max George opened up to The Sun about the split, saying, "Over the past year there has been a lot of tension. Our personal lives drove us apart. Things started to happen and we were drifting. We used to be such a brotherly pact, but it started to feel like it wasn't The Wanted any more."

    The boys sat down for a difficult conversation, with George revealing, "Our manager Scooter Braun asked us who would want to take a step out after the tour and try to do their own thing. Me and Nathan both said we have other ambitions. We were more prepared than the others because we'd looked at how things had been going with the band over the past few months."

    George, who is dating model Nina Agdal, said, "Our record sales weren't what they were. We had to have an open and honest discussion about that because continuing, and without a label, is difficult."

    So for now, Siva Kaneswaran will focus on modeling, Tom Parker will be DJing and Jay McGuiness will go after TV and radio, while Nathan Sykes will pursue a solo music career. His duet with Ariana Grande certainly set the stage.

    George has signed to CAA, a Hollywood agency, with designs on acting. "After the tour I'm going to move to L.A., get a house and settle there. I'm going to do auditions and learn the business. There's talk of a couple of roles already."

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