Saturday 17 February 2018

Westlife: No reunion with Brian

Westlife will remain a four-piece until the end
Westlife will remain a four-piece until the end

Westlife have ruled out a return for ex-member Brian McFadden as they gear up for next year's farewell tour.

The Irish boy band announced their split earlier this year and since then speculation has mounted that Brian, who left in 2004 will be making an appearance.

Westlife, who are quitting after 14 years have made it clear though, there will be no Robbie Williams-style reunion.

Kian Egan told the Daily Mirror: "Some people do look at it like that, but the four of us have spent the past eight years working our a***s off to keep it together. And he hasn't."

Kian, who announced he was expecting his first baby with wife Jodi Albert in July, admits there is a chance the five-piece could get back together but it in a more relaxed setting, he said: "Maybe a random gig. Or we could just get drunk together."

The boy band first hit the charts in 1998 and went on to sell 45 million records and have 14 number one singles. Cracks started to show for the band when they left Simon Cowell's label SyCo earlier this year after feeling "neglected" by their former mentor.

Nicky Byrne said they "felt unloved" but admitted without Simon they would never have experienced such success.

The band are now looking forward to their farewell tour and moving on with the rest of their lives. Mark Feehily said: "We're gonna have this huge tour to celebrate the last 14 years. We're looking back at something amazing."

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