The Wanted feel ''shafted'' by Max George.

The 'Walks Like Rihanna' group are set to go their separate ways following their 'Word of Mouth' tour later this year and in the wake of Max's confession that tensions have been high within the band for some time, it's believed his bandmates Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran are upset by his behaviour.

A source close to Tom told new! magazine: ''Not only has he sold his story but there are deep-rooted problems within the band that he's the source of, which have been ongoing for a while.''

Max admitted in a recent interview that the band's personal lives - including their high-profile relationships - had disrupted the harmony within the group, and claimed he didn't get along with Siva's fiancee Nareesha McCaffrey.

Despite tensions within The Wanted, the teen heartthrobs' farewell tour will still go ahead in March.

The insider added: ''Max feels bad for selling his story and is desperately trying to stay in the boys' good books, so there's no way he wouldn't do the tour. He also needs the money.''