Friday 9 December 2016

'Good luck to them' - Kian Egan isn't impressed by Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy's 'aggravating' attempt to make Boyzlife happen

Sasha Brady

Published 18/03/2016 | 14:22

Popstars: Brian McFadden, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Nicky and Kian Egan in Westlife in 2001.
Popstars: Brian McFadden, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan, Nicky and Kian Egan in Westlife in 2001.
Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden have formed Boyzlife
Kian Egan now: Now The Voice of Ireland's most vocal judge, the former King of the Jungle has carved out a solid post-Westlife career.
Stephen and Boyzone made their tv debut in 1993 on The Late Late Show. Their performance was widely criticised, but they went on to become household names. Photo courtesy RTE.

Kian Egan has spoken out about Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy's two-man tour as Boyzlife and he's not impressed.

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The Voice of Ireland judge said their decision to form the group was "unfair on the fans".

"What do I make of it all... good luck to them," he said to 98FM's Big Breakfast.

"It's a bit of an odd one. You know, a member of Westlife who left the band after four years decides to use half the name for whatever it is that they're doing.

Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden have formed Boyzlife
Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden have formed Boyzlife

"I certainly was scratching my head a bit when I saw it at first, kind of going 'What? Boyzlife?'"

The Sligo man wasn't impressed that Keith and Brian appeared to lead fans on by naming their two-man group Boyzlife.

Stephen and Boyzone made their tv debut in 1993 on The Late Late Show. Their performance was widely criticised, but they went on to become household names. Photo courtesy RTE.
Stephen and Boyzone made their tv debut in 1993 on The Late Late Show. Their performance was widely criticised, but they went on to become household names. Photo courtesy RTE.

"It was really aggravating and really unfair on the fans. Everybody thought that Westlife and Boyzone were getting together to do a tour and the name Boyzlife is the reason why," he said.

"It was a clever marketing ploy I suppose by Brian and Keith."

Kian Egan now: Now The Voice of Ireland's most vocal judge, the former King of the Jungle has carved out a solid post-Westlife career.
Kian Egan now: Now The Voice of Ireland's most vocal judge, the former King of the Jungle has carved out a solid post-Westlife career.

He continued, "Personally speaking, I think ,you know, it's not the right way to do it. And I think it was pretty unfair on the fans to make them think that.

"If Westlife ever got back together again, it would be Westlife. It would be the four guys who stood in Croke Park the day Westlife ended."

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