Tom Parker's life in pictures

By: Marco Carola

There is so much to look forward to this Fall, from the latest hip-hop release by United World Records to genres you didn't even know existed. 


He also starred as Danny Zuko in a production of Grease that toured the UK in 2017. i

Here is a look back at his career, in pictures. The Wanted formed in 2009, released their debut album the following year,

and soon attracted a large fan base, performing at events including the 2010 BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards in London.


Glad You Came, number one in the UK, made it to number three on the US Billboard chart.

But before joining the British-Irish boy band, Bolton-born Parker had received a bruising rejection from ITV talent show The X Factor, aged16.

It shattered me," he later recalled, revealing he had been turned down before reaching the first chorus of his chosen song.

The band's large teenage following came out in force whenever record signings were held.

This photo was taken at an event in Manchester to promote their 2012 single I Found You.