The Wanted Singer Jay McGuiness Debuts New Look at SD2 Festival

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The Wanted star Jay McGuiness has stunned fans by shaving off half of his hair in a dramatic style overhaul.

The singer, known for his flowing curls, showed off the questionable new haircut while performing with the band at Brighton's SD2 Festival yesterday (September 29).

During the show, fellow Wanted member Max George threw a sock containing McGuiness's shaved hair into the crowd.

The lucky fan later posted a picture of herself with the unconventional souvenir on Twitter.

The Wanted are preparing to release their new album Word of Mouth on November 4 following a number of delays.

Speaking about the difficult journey, McGuiness said: "We had a very busy year. We decided to do a TV program [E!'s The Wanted Life], which took up a lot more schedule than we thought, and then all this stuff that we planned to do kind of had to move back as well.

"And then we thought the album was good to go, and last minute a few quite cool gigs and a couple of other things popped up that we thought, 'It's probably worth waiting for the album a little'. I mean, the fans have waited a few years, so what's a couple of weeks?"