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Tom Parker's Biography

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Early Life

Tom Parker was born on August 4, 1988, in Bolton, England.

He attended St Brendan's Primary School and went on to Manchester Metropolitan University to study geography, but dropped out.

He decided to pursue a career in music and auditioned for The X Factor, but he did not get past the first round.

He had a spell with a tribute band, in the role of Mark Owen, in Take That II.

However, his breakthrough came when he successfully auditioned for one of the spots in a new group, The Wanted.

It was formed in 2009. Alongside Tom Parker, there were Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, and Nathan Sykes.

Their debut single, All Time Low got to No. 1 in the U.K. singles chart.

The Wanted were to go on to gain two UK number one singles and nine top-10 singles.

Their success in America led to a reality television series The Wanted Life, on E! in 2013.

However, early in 2014 The Wanted broke up, following their Word of Mouth tour.

After leaving The Wanted, Tom Parker started a solo career including releasing the tracks Undiscovered and Finally.

Reality TV

Tom Parker took part in Celebrity Masterchef in 2015.

In 2016, he was brought in as a replacement for the injured Tina Hobley on Channel Four's The Jump.

Tom Parker ended up coming third on The Jump.

Personal Life

He had a long-standing relationship with Kelsey Hardwick and they married in 2018 and had two children.

In 2020, Tom Parker was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

On 7 January 2021, the BBC reported that the tumour had shrunk significantly and was responding well to treatment.

However, Tom Parker died on 30 March 2022, at the age of 33.

His wife set up a GoFundMe page in his honour.

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