The Wanted have claimed that Britney Spears is “lovely and friendly,” despite recently hitting out at the singer for ignoring them at a gig in Manchester.

The boyband previously explained that they were forced to face a wall when the Toxic singer passed them.

Speaking to the Metro Jay McGuiness suggested that the incident was likely the result of “some pushy security.”

He said: "Nine times out of ten, if people make it that far, it is because they are nice.

"If Britney was a cow, we'd just say it, but she wasn't. We are just honest."

The group further stated that Spears is "lovely and friendly".