The Wanted would collaborate with One Direction on a charity record.

The British boy bands have both experienced huge success over the past 18 months and although they are seen as rivals by many people, The Wanted's Nathan Sykes says they'd be happy to work with each other in the future.

Nathan - who is joined in the band by Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuinness and Siva Kaneswaran - told Hollyscoop: ''I think it's very expected from the media always trying to put two bands together and trying to start a rivalry. We have no issue with them whatsoever. They are great lads who've stayed true to their sound so far in their career.

''I think the collaboration between the two bands could generate a lot of cash maybe and we would actually be willing to do it for charity,''

As well as working with One Direction - made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson - The Wanted are also keen to team up with Justin Bieber.

Jay joked: ''I think I would have to rap battle with him and then we'll see how good he's doing... who knows.''