The Wanted have proved popular in America - just like One Direction

The Wanted and One Direction are friends now after healthy competition between the lads turned nasty when both groups were working to crack America.

1D refused to react when Max George, 23, called them 'faces' and a magazine band rather than a group that's known for their music.

But now it seems the rivalry is all in the past and The Wanted's youngest member Nathan is mates with 18-year-old Liam Payne

'We were rehearsing with them the other days,' says Nathan, 18. 'We're all pals.

'I was texting Liam earlier.'

The bands came face-to-face backstage at a US TV show recently - and Nathan insists relations were 'all good'.

'I think we intimidate a lot of people,' Nathan tells Metro.

'But I'm pretty sure we don't intimidate other teenage boys.'

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