'Brian McFadden was never going to be a part of tour' - Westlife
Westlife have ended any talk on the possibility of Brian McFadden ever rejoining the band, insisting that there are no bad feelings between them but it would be "strange" to have him back.
The boy band are gearing up for their Twenty Tour next year which sees them play in Croke Park on July 5, and Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily were in Dublin's Intercontinental Hotel yesterday to set the record straight on their reunion.
Filan said that there were never plans on the table for ex-member McFadden to be a part of their comeback.
"I don't think we feel that anybody is missing here today - and that is not in any bad way, that is just what Westlife is to us," added Feehily.
However, Byrne was quick to add that they had appreciated McFadden's support online recently.
"Brian actually tweeted a lovely tweet during the week and as Shane said there is no ill-feeling. None of us harbour any ill-feeling towards him," said the 2FM host.
"The dynamics in Westlife changed when Brian left because they had to. I remember saying it at the time, we had to step up to the plate singing wise, personality, and we grew up.
"If Brian went back into the band it would be strange for us to have to adapt to that. And the stories of Simon Cowell offering tours with Brian are simply untrue."
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