Tom Parker says he’s “cracking on” with life despite his devastating cancer diagnosis a year ago.
The Wanted star, 33, told fans he had an aggressive form of brain cancer, which doctors had said was ‘inoperable’ and ‘terminal’ in October last year.
However one year later, the father-of-two has reunited with his bandmates and says he’s “happy to be back”.
Speaking on a pre-recorded Christmas Day special of Good Morning Britain Tom said: “It’s unusual to get into this position a year down the way, but I’m just happy to be back with the boys and happy to be out of the house and away from the kids to be honest with you!
“They’re at that age now where they’re hurting Daddy’s ears!”
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Tom and wife Kelsey share daughter Aurelia, two, and one-year-old son, Bodhi.
Earlier this month Tom told fans the results of a scan showed his condition was “stable” and “under control” after receiving treatment.
Bandmate Nathan Sykes said: “The biggest gift we’ve got this Christmas is being in a band with Tom.”
While Max George said reuniting was effortless.
He explained: “Things clicked into place straight away, I know that.
“I think we were quite apprehensive, all of us. Then we met up to do a photoshoot and then as soon as we met it was like, ‘OK, things haven’t changed at all’.”
Siva Kaneswaran added: “I think 2020 did bring reality to all of us too, how we missed each other and not to sweat the small stuff.”
Max agreed saying: “Especially Tom’s situation. We’re a band of brothers, we’ve got to get this thing going again.”
The Glad You Came stars formed in 2009 and bagged three top 10 studio albums before they announced they were going their separate ways in 2014.
Fans wondered they would be able to reunite after Tom’s diagnosis, but to everyone’s relief they’ve begun to perform across the UK again and have also released a greatest hits album – Most Wanted.
To mark their comeback the band performed at the In My Head concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in September.
Tom, 33, organised the gig with all proceeds split between Stand Up To Cancer and The National Brain Appeal.
During their incredible performance, he began wiping tears from his eyes as he broke down on the stage.
But his ‘band of brothers’ gathered around him and pulled him in for a group hug.