The Wanted spark reunion speculation SIX years after going on hiatus 

The Wanted have sparked speculation they are set to reunite after six years on hiatus.

The boyband sent fans into overdrive on Thursday when they changed their profile picture and cover image on Facebook, and fans have since got them trending on Twitter as they ignited the rumour mill. 

During the height of their fame, the fivesome, which comprises of Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes, earned two UK number ones, 10 Top 10 singles and sold over ten million records.

They're back? The Wanted have sparked speculation they are set to reunite after six years on hiatus. (Pictured in 2013)

They're back? The Wanted have sparked speculation they are set to reunite after six years on hiatus. (Pictured in 2013)

The British-Irish group went on an indefinite hiatus in 2014 following five years together and released a statement at the time explaining that they were temporarily splitting to 'pursue personal endeavours' after completing their Word of Mouth Tour. 

The statement read: '.... This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour's conclusion.  

'The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future.

'They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour. 

Hiatus: The British-Irish group, who were together for five years, went on an indefinite hiatus in 2014 after completing their Word of Mouth Tour (Pictured in 2014)

Hiatus: The British-Irish group, who were together for five years, went on an indefinite hiatus in 2014 after completing their Word of Mouth Tour (Pictured in 2014)

Thrilled: The boyband sent fans into overdrive on Thursday when they changed their profile picture and cover image on Facebook

Thrilled: The boyband sent fans into overdrive on Thursday when they changed their profile picture and cover image on Facebook 

Yet, the band hadn't showed any sign of coming off their hiatus until now, six years after first announcing the news, and have left fans in a tizzy on social media over the news. 

One loyal fan shared: 'The Wanted updating their profile pic n cover photo on Facebook????? If this doesn’t mean a reunion I’m actually gonna scream'.

'IF THE WANTED ARE DOING A 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IM GONNA CRY,' another penned.

A third wrote: 'erm the wanted have changed their profile picture this is not a drill this BETTER NOT BE A DRILL. COULD THEY BE COMING BACK'. 

Excited: The band hadn't showed any sign of coming off their hiatus until now, six years after first announcing the news, and have left fans in a tizzy on social media over the news

Excited: The band hadn't showed any sign of coming off their hiatus until now, six years after first announcing the news, and have left fans in a tizzy on social media over the news

In a telling 2014 interview, Max, 31, revealed the real reason behind their break was due to growing tensions after he and Nathan, 27, pushed for a hiatus, despite Tom, 31, Siva, also 31, and Jay's, 29, fierce opposition.

He told the Sun on Sunday: 'There has been a lot of tension. Our personal lives drove us apart. We used to be such a brotherly pact, but it started to feel like it

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