Sunday 26 February 2017

Kian Egan linked to judging role on X Factor New Zealand

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Kian Egan
Kian Egan
The Voice of Ireland judge Kian Egan

Former Westlife star Kian Egan is reportedly being scouted by Kiwi entertainment bosses to appear on their version of the X Factor.

Sources close to the Sligo man claim that he has been approached by producers to join the judging panel of X Factor NZ.

According to The Sun, executives at the entertainment show are "shaking things up" and are keen to enlist Egan (35) to join the show.

"They think Kian would be perfect," an insider divulged.

Una Foden, Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Una Foden, Kian Egan with Rachel Stevens and Bressie during a recording of The Voice of Ireland in The Helix
Eoghan McDermott, Bressie and Kian Egan doing 'Thriller' Pic: RTE
The Voice of Ireland coaches Bressie, Una Foden, Rachel Stevens, Kian Egan
Irish pop stars (L-R) Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Bryan McFadden, Kian Egan of the pop group "Westlife" and Irish music producer Louis Walsh (middle) attend the "Unbreakable" album launch at the Zuma Restaurant on November 11, 2002 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

The source added that the dad-of-two is "seriously considering" the offer.

Accepting this new role would however mean that Egan would be unable to reappear as a coach on the upcoming fifth season of The Voice of Ireland.

Kian Egan and Jodi Albert
Kian Egan and Jodi Albert

Kian is father to two children, Koa (3) and two-month-old Zeke.

Kian and Jodi with their son Koa at Christmas time.
Kian and Jodi with their son Koa at Christmas time.

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