The Wanted's Max George has split with his girlfriend Michelle Keegan.

The singer parted ways with the 'Coronation Street' actress several weeks ago according to a statement by the band's spokesperson.

A representative for 23-year-old Max said: "He and Michelle are no longer together. They have been separated for a number of weeks, but hoped to keep this a private matter."

Apparently he told a friend two weeks ago that his 25-year-old partner had dumped him.

It comes after he was pictured kissing another girl and Michelle claimed she was fine with him being a heartthrob.

She said: "He even gets kissed when I'm with him... I don't mind. When you go out with someone in one of the biggest boy-bands in Britain you have to expect this sort of thing.

"It happens all the time, even when I'm with him. Women just rush up and kiss him. I'm relaxed about it. Blokes do it to me too. It comes with the job."

In April this year they called off their engagement but said they would continue their relationship.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Max and Michelle have tried to keep this quiet for the time being. Only their closest friends and family know about this.

"It's very sad for both of them, but they are going to try and remain close friends.

"At the moment they're both really busy with work and focusing on that. Both are devastated that they couldn't make it work."