The Sun profiled the guys from The Wanted after the UK boy band rocketed to #1 on the singles chart with their debut effort ‘All Time Low’. The group includes former Avenue member Max George, who was part of the ‘X Factor’ controversy in 2006 when the Avenue guys were booted from the show after discovering they had a manager. “I was devastated. Simon Cowell is responsible for one of the lowest points of my life,” Max said. “Once my footie career was over, singing was my dream. I obviously grew up with Take That mania being from Manchester. Then I thought it was all over. But I don’t hate him. I’d love it if he sees what I’m doing now and contacted me.”
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