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Daniel Bird

The Wanted in mini-reunion as band focus on supporting each other after Tom's death

The Wanted lads reunited on Tuesday night to celebrate Jay McGuiness taking the lead role in the West End production White Christmas.

Jay, 32, is no stranger to the stage, having been a hit on London's West End since the chart-topping group went on an indefinite hiatus back in January 2014.

But last year, all five members reunited to support pal and bandmate Tom Parker who had tragically been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Tom tragically died age 33 in March this year.

The group famous for their hits including Gold Forever and Walks Like Rhianna returned to arenas across the country but, are now focusing on their individual projects.

The Wanted's Nathan and Siva stepped out to support bandmate Jay during his White Christmas stint (Damien Sanders/The Mirror)
The trio appeared to be in high spirits (Damien Sanders/twitter)

As Nathan Sykes, 29, and Siva Kaneswaran, 33, reunited with Jay to support him on the opening night of White Christmas, the trio were all smiles in pictures exclusively shared with The Mirror.

Speaking to The Mirror, Nathan said: "We saw each other at the NTAs which was so lovely and people were super kind to us and it was really nice spending time together.

"With Siva doing Dancing On Ice, I can't wait to go and watch, Jay is in White Christmas which is coming to Nottingham, Liverpool and Sunderland – I can't wait to go to that as well.

Nathan previously gushed over spending time with his bandmates away from the cameras (Damien Sanders/The Mirror)
Jay is currently starring in the West End touring production of White Christmas (DAILY EXPRESS)

"It's a really exciting time with people with projects that they're doing, they're just doing things that make them happy."

Previously speaking about any potential reunion, Nathan told us: "I think our focus has changed to supporting each other, which is lovely.

"In my opinion, The Wanted will always be a five-piece, I think our focus has shifted in terms of supporting each other and doing things together that can make a difference.

The Wanted reunited last year to celebrate bandmate Tom Parker before his heartbreaking death (Getty Images for BAUER)

"I don't think we're going to be like, 'Let's take on the world, let's do music', I don't think that time is there, or if that time is now, or at all but there is a wonderful focus on being a support network for each other."

Previously speaking about signing up for Dancing On Ice, Siva said: "I'm very excited, I'm trying to be positive and not be in a fearful mindset!

"I'm looking forward to meeting all the cast, I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see and hopefully not make a fool of myself."

Jay has also competed on Strictly Come Dancing with his professional partner Aliona Vilani, with the couple going on to win the series after performing a Paso Doble to Bon Jovi's It's My Life.

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