The Wanted are confident their delayed album is ''worth the wait''.

The hunky boyband - consisting of Max George, Tom Parker, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes - were originally set to release their third studio collection 'Word of Mouth' this month, but the date was pushed back until November as they weren't convinced it was quite ready.

Tom said: ''It's taken us two years to make this album and now that it's finally finished we are all really proud of the time and effort, not just that we put in to it but all the writers and the label too.

''We think it's our strongest album to date. We can't wait for our fans to hear it. They've been really patient but hopefully they'll think it's worth the wait!''

The five-piece decided to ditch their third album last year as they felt their tracks weren't up to the standard they were hoping for, but more drama fell their way when Nathan was rushed for an emergency operation on his throat, which left his singing career hanging in the balance.

'Word of Mouth' is set for release on November 4, while their new single 'Show Me Love (America)' will be out on October 20.