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The Wanted: We've boosted Rihanna's career

Jay McGuiness says The Wanted's latest song Walks Like Rihanna is the "pinnacle" of the superstar's career.

The British five piece - also comprising Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Nathan Sykes and Tom Parker - have recorded Walks Like Rihanna for their third studio album.

Jay has joked that the international superstar is probably hugely grateful for their plug on the new track.

"She's worked for that song, this is the pinnacle of her career," he laughed in a video interview with the American edition of OK! magazine, before Max added that the beauty is one of his "dream girls".

"She's up there. She's got to be up there. She's gorgeous. And she's just a huge star now, so [the song is] a tribute to Rihanna."

Siva also chimed in, saying he would like the stunning star to "acknowledge" their song in some way.

The Wanted's new reality TV show The Wanted Life premiered on E! this month and is scheduled to air around the world this fall. The boys were followed by cameras as they recorded their third album in California and prepare for their US and European tours later this year.

The group loved causing chaos living together, and have discussed which other boyband member they'd pick to live with them.

"A.J from Backstreet Boys," Jay said without hesitation, before Siva added: "No you wouldn't."

When Jay asked what his bandmate meant by that comment, Siva added: "Because he's sober!"

"So, you don't judge a man on how much he drinks! I certainly don't!" Jay exclaimed, before the rest of the band burst into laughter.

Meanwhile, Max added that Justin Timberlake would be an "interesting character to have around".

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