The Wanted Become Torchbearers For Olympic Torch Relay In The Midlands

2 July 2012, 15:08

The 'Glad You Came' stars admit they will "never forget" getting to carry the Olympic flame.

The Wanted enjoyed a "once in a lifetime experience" over the weekend when they got to serve as official torch bearers for the London 2012 Olympics thanks to Coca-Cola. 

Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes carried the iconic flame though Newton in South Staffordshire in front of an enormous crowd of fans, and described the experience as something they will "never forget".

"Just ran with the Olympic torch!! Such an unbelievable experience!" Band member Nathan tweeted on Saturday (30th June) after their part of the relay. "Never been so grateful for an opportunity in my life!! #goodtimes.

"Wow!! That was amazing!!! Carrying the Olympic torch is sooo good! Whoever doesn't think so needs their head testing!!" 'Lighting' singer Max also posted, while Tom Parker simply wrote: "AMAZING!!! NEVER forget that moment x."

After carrying the Olympic flame The Wanted then performed in front of over 20,000 fans at Cannon Hill Park on Saturday evening, where they described it as a "bonding experience" for the band and their fans. 

"We felt like it was just a once in a lifetime experience," Siva told the Birmingham Mail. "We felt a part of the city around us. It was just like a bonding experience."

Checkout a picture of The Wanted bearing the Olympic flame below (Credit: Twitter):

The 'Glad You Came' singers unveiled a brand new video for their recent single 'Chasing The Sun' last week, which will serve as the title soundtrack for upcoming animated comedy Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. 

The Wanted are also back in the recording studio at the moment working on the follow-up to their 2011 sophomore release 'Battleground'.

View a picture of The Wanted's Nathan Sykes carrying the Olympic flame over the weekend below (Credit: PA):

Check out Capital's full gallery of The Wanted taking part in the Olympic Torch Relay below:

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