Singer Max George insists it was innocent

The Wanted singer Max George has been pictured kissing a mystery blonde in a Newcastle club.

The 23-year-old was partying in the city’s Powerhouse bar after his band headlined The Mouth Of The Tyne festival on Saturday – and his girlfriend Michelle Keegan was nowhere to be seen.

‘I saw him dancing with this girl and then they started kissing,’ says the onlooker who took the photo.

‘It wasn’t a quick peck on the cheek – they were going at it for a good couple of minutes. It was a proper snog.

‘Everyone knows he is going out with Michelle from Coronation Street and they were all amazed he was being so blatant.’

Max and Michelle – who’ve been dating since 2010 – called off their engagement in April because they didn’t have time to plan a wedding, but the Corrie star, 25, recently said that they’re still smitten.

Max insists that he didn’t initiate the kiss with the blonde and that she was just a fan who got a little too close.

The Wanted have an incredibly passionate fan base. At times the fans can be over-eager when they meet them, especially in a club or bar environment,’ says a spokesman.

‘In this case, Max was approached and got slightly more than he bargained for.’

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