Boyband The Wanted are reforming for a greatest hits album

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 09: Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, Max George, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness of The Wanted perform at Fillmore Miami Beach on May 9, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, Max George, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness are back together. (Getty Images)

The Wanted have announced they are getting back together – and releasing a greatest hits album.

Max George, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran will be joined by bandmate Tom Parker, who was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer last summer.

The Wanted announced in a statement: "Here we go!! We are MEGA excited to announce that we are BACK and will be releasing our Greatest Hits Album on November 12th!! We'll also be performing LIVE at the @royalalberthall as part of @tomparkerofficial 'Inside My Head' concert. It's been far too long... Let's do this."

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Parker, 33, said: "It feels amazing it is quite nice to be able to do something that is not related to treatment, it is like nothing has ever changed."

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The band are to play a one off live show at The Royal Albert Hall on 20 September in aid of Stand Up To Cancer and the National Brain Appeal, and will also be releasing a brand-new single, written by 33-year-old George.

Sykes, 28, said: "It is really good, we are really excited.

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21:  Musicians Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes of The Wanted attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
The Wanted formed in 2009 and split in 2016. (Getty Images)

"It was really nice doing it in the studio, Jay and Siva recorded in the US and us three recorded it over here. It is lovely being back together."

The Wanted formed in 2009 and dominated the charts after the release of their single All Time Low in 2010, which went straight to number one.

In the space of just three years, they clocked up nine more top 10 singles – going again to number one with Glad You Came in 2011.

Since they split, Sykes and Kaneswaran, 32, have pursued solo music careers, George has tried his hand at acting, McGuinness, 30, was the winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 and Parker competed in Channel 4 skiing show The Jump in 2016.

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 27:  (L-R) Singers Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness of The Wanted arrive at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during the resort's Rehab pool party on April 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
The Wanted will perform live at the Albert Hall. (Getty Images)

Parker announced last year that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable stage four brain tumour, but vowed he would fight the condition. He is now married to Kelsey, with whom he shares two young children.

Read more: Tom Parker making brain cancer documentary

George confessed earlier this year that he battled depression and underwent brain scans in the wake of the band's split in 2014 – and spent three weeks essentially confined to his apartment.

Watch: The Wanted's Tom Parker gives fans cancer update

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