Max George makes a triumphant return to limelight after love split as The Wanted rock Hyde Park


Bet they're Glad You Came: Max George returns to limelight after love split as The Wanted perform to 80,000 at Olympic gig

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00:34 GMT, 27 July 2012

He's been keeping a low-profile since his split from Michelle Keegan was announced.

But last night, Max George made a triumphant return to the spotlight as he and his The Wanted bandmates rocked the Olympic Torch Relay concert in Hyde Park.

The Mancunian pop star, 23, looked in high spirits following his recent heartbreak as he sang and danced on stage.

Back in the spotlight: The Wanted singer Max George performs at the Coca Cola London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay concert in Hyde Park last night

Back in the spotlight: The Wanted singer Max George performs at the Coca Cola London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay concert in Hyde Park last night

That's quite a crowd: Max and his bandmates, including Jay McGuiness (centre) and Siva Kaneswaran (right)

That's quite a crowd: Max and his bandmates, including Jay McGuiness (centre) and Siva Kaneswaran (right)

The group were one of the main acts headlining the Coca-Cola sponsored event, to mark the finale of the torch relay ahead of the games opening today.

The five-piece performed some of their biggest hits, including Glad You Came, and Chasing The Sun alongside the Olympic Cauldron, which had been lit by the torch.

The singer and his bandmates Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaran performed to 80,000 people who had bought the 15 tickets to the event.

Hello London! Max looked in high spirits despite his recent personal turmoil

Hello London! Max looked in high spirits despite his recent personal turmoil

Burn baby burn! Nathan Sykes performs in front of the Olympic Cauldron

Burn baby burn! Nathan Sykes performs in front of the Olympic Cauldron

Max's return to the spotlight comes a week after it was reported that Michelle had ended their 19-month romance.

Her spokesperson told the MailOnline: 'I can confirm that the relationship has recently ended.'

The couple began dating in December 2010, with Max proposing on Michelle's birthday in June 2011.

However,
they have spent most this year apart with Michelle stuck in Manchester
filming Coronation Street and Max travelling all over the world with The
Wanted.

Hi Girls! Newly-single Max waves to the crowd as he stands on stage

Hi Girls! Newly-single Max waves to the crowd as he stands on stage

Wowing the crowd: Tom Parker shouts out to the audience

Wowing the crowd: Tom Parker shouts out to the audience

Max stunned fans when he announced in April they had called off their engagement, but insisted they were still a couple.

In June, Max was photographed leaving a Mayfair nightclub with a pretty brunette and was photographed kissing a fan last week.

Since the break-up, Michelle has remained silent on her usually active Twitter page.

Patriotic: Nathan showed his support for the capital with a London T-shirt

Patriotic: Nathan showed his support for the capital with a London T-shirt

We love you! Fans scream at The Wanted perform onstage

We love you! Fans scream at The Wanted perform onstage