The Wanted have revealed an argument during a trip to Las Vegas nearly led to them splitting up.

The 'Walks Like Rihanna' hitmakers have admitted they fell out after their management banned them from bringing their girlfriends along so they could have ''some male bonding time'' but band member Siva Kaneswaran refused to go unless he could bring his partner, Nareesha McCaffrey.

The chart toppers - who were booked for a gig in the gambling city - had a huge row with Siva being criticised for putting his personal life before his career and not focussing on their new reality show 'The Wanted Life' on E! which they were filming at the time of the dispute.

Max George said: ''What lad wouldn't like Vegas? It's got casinos, lots of women, strippers, bars, clubs, rollercoasters.

''We got offered a lot of money to do a big show. It was a no-brainer.

''All of a sudden he just turned round and said, 'I'm not going.' I don't get annoyed very often but that did annoy me.''

According to The Star newspaper Nareesha threatened to end their relationship if he went to Las Vegas without her.

The singer eventually decided to go ahead with the trip but admitted he felt torn between his girlfriend and his commitments to the band.

He said: ''I know Nareesha won't be happy about the no-girlfriends rule and, quite frankly, I don't want to go anywhere without her. I love my girlfriend so much and, who knows, the band could split up tomorrow. But I'll always have my girlfriend.''