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Angry Brian dismisses rumour of looming split with fiancee Delta

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden has reacted angrily to claims that he and fiancee Delta Goodrem's relationship is on the rocks.

The Dubliner jetted back to his adopted home of Australia last week to be with his singer girlfriend for the New Year celebrations, having spent Christmas at home in Dublin with his his two daughters, Molly (9) and Lilly Sue (7).

It had been claimed that the couple, who have been together for five years, were on the verge of splitting after Delta missed the Christmas celebrations in Brian's family home in Artane.

Delta was forced to cancel her trip to Ireland when she had to reschedule a performance at the Sydney Opera House for Christmas Eve.

Delta had originally been due to take to the stage for her Christmas Carols and Hits concert on, December 6, but had to cancel due to illness, postponing the performance to December 24.

A family insider today insisted that there is no truth to reports that Brian jetted home for crisis talks with the former Neighbours actress.

"Him and Delta are fine," said the family source. "They're still rock solid. I don't know where these rumours come from.

"Everyone was disappointed she couldn't make it to Dublin for Christmas but these things happen. They had plans for New Year's Eve and that's why he went back. No other reason.

"I think we would have heard about it if they were on the rocks," they added.

Meanwhile Brian was determined to assure fans that all was well, posting the following comment on his Twitter page.

"What would we do without the English press? Just when I thought Delta and I were happy they let me know we're not. Thanks I almost missed it," he wrote.

The couple had been due to marry this Christmas in Bali, however, last May Brian announced that the wedding had been postponed, explaining that they did not want to get married while they were on tour.

The former Westlife singer was quick to insist that their relationship was fine, blaming "increased work commitments" for the delay.

Despite the absence of his other half at Christmas, the dad of two made the most of his time at home, enjoying plenty of quality time with his family.

Brian took his daughters to see their idol Miley Cyrus in concert during his visit home for the holidays.

His sister, Susan McFadden, could make it home only for Christmas Day, because she is starring in West End production, Legally Blonde, in Britain.