Example: "The Wanted Are A Really Polished Boy Band"

3 January 2012, 17:57 | Updated: 3 January 2012, 18:04

The 'Playing In The Shadows' rapper says he likes the 'Lightning' singers because they know how to have fun.

Example has praised The Wanted as a "really polished" boy band and says it's a good thing the five-piece group don't take themselves too seriously.

The 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me' rapper, who recently penned a track for the band, says he has become a big fan of the 'Warzone' singers.

"They're good singers, performers and look great," Example told the Daily Star. "A lot of people think I hate pop stars but I just don't like bad pop.

"I like it that they're not too choreographed and are like a bunch of mates bumbling around."

The 'Stay Awake' star says he appreciates that Jay, Max, Siva, Nathan and Tom are all really good friends away from the stage as well.

"The Wanted take their job seriously but not themselves too seriously and are not afraid to have a laugh," he added.

The Wanted are due to begin a short US tour later this month starting on 17th January with a concert in Orlando, Florida.