Tom Parker had plans to propose to his girlfriend last year but decided against it.

The Wanted star wanted to pop the question to his girlfriend of three years, Kelsey Hardwick, but his work commitments including his upcoming 'Word Of Mouth' World Tour 2014 force him to spend time away from the blonde beauty, and he didn't want to get engaged then leave her.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''We've talked about it. I was going to propose last year. But I want things to settle down a bit with the band first.

''We're away so much. With an engagement, you're meant to be committing to each other. I don't want to get engaged and then go away for six months with the world tour.

''I'm probably going to wait until next year. It can be tough doing a long-distance thing.

''But when you're with someone that you want to be with, you make it work.''

Kelsey has also admitted that marriage is on the cards but she but she won't let him go down on one knee until he agrees to wear a wedding ring.

She previously said: ''Marriage is definitely on the cards, but I don't know when. Tom told me he can't wear a wedding ring because he hates anything around his fingers or neck, so I told him I won't marry him until he agrees to wear a ring.''

When they eventually say 'I do', the couple plan to have a low-key ceremony, followed by a wild bash in keeping with the The Wanted's - which includes Max George, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran - party-mad lifestyle.

Kelsey joked: ''I think we'd like to keep [the wedding] low-key, but any party with The Wanted wouldn't be low-key.''