30 Facts About Tom Parker | The Wanted

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Tom Parker from the boy-band The Wanted dropped out of Manchester Metropolitan University where he studied Geography.

If you’re a fan of The Wanted, then you should check out these top thirty facts about the former member of the band, Tom Parker.

His full name is Thomas Anthony Parker.

Tom was born on August 4, 1988, and died on March 30, 2022, after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

He grew up in Tonge Moor, Bolton, England.

His star sign was Leo.

His natural hair color was brown.

He had one brother called Lewis.

Tom Parker learned to play the guitar at the age of sixteen after trying Lewis’ guitar.

The first song Tom learned on guitar was ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis.

He had two children with Kelsey Hardwick, Aurelia Rose, and Bodhi Thomas.

Tom met Kelsey in a pub.

He auditioned for The X Factor in 2007, however failed to get past the first round.

He went to Manchester Metropolitan University and studied Geography, but dropped out in pursuit of a professional singing career.

Tom Parker joined a Take That tribute band called ‘Take That II’ and toured Northern England.

In 2009, Tom joined The Wanted.

He had two sugars in his tea.

After Tom auditioned for X Factor, he worked in McDonald’s.

His eye color was hazel.

The first album Tom ever bought was Oasis – Definitely Maybe.

Tom and Max cried when All Time Low went to number one.

Tom used to have a blue stripe down his hair and said it was his worst fashion mistake.

Tom had a tattoo on his side that read Rock ‘n’ Roll.

In May 2015, he was confirmed to take part in the UK version of Celebrity Masterchef.

In early 2012, Tom tweeted saying he loved America, but he missed baked beans, so some American fans gave him a few tins!

Tom Parker married Kelsey Hardwick in July 2018.

In December 2021, he appeared on an episode of Loose Women, where he discussed the possibility of having a third child.

Parker collaborated with Richard Rawson on a track called “Fireflies,” released in August 2014.

Tom enjoyed watching Rosie and Jim as a kid.

He admitted to being a terrible dancer.

Tom Parker once did a poo in a plastic bag – he then chased the rest of The Wanted around with it after.

His official Twitter page is @TomTheWanted.

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