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Nicky Byrne has quashed rumours of a Westlife reunion next year.

A report today said they are going to stage a comeback.

However, Nicky Byrne this morning dismissed any suggestions of the popular band getting back together.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on 2FM, the former boyband star said a story in The Sun today is incorrect.

"It's not true. It's a bit of a damp squib," he said. "I don't know where it's coming from."

"Do you know what? I scrolled through Twitter just before I was getting into bed, and I would usually have suggested Louis drop this kind of story to keep Westlife in the news, but I know it's probably not Louis because it came from Dan Wooton in the English Sun," he said today.

"Hand on heart none of the lads have spoken to anybody, for loads of reasons - it's far too soon, we're all making railroads in our own careers. I love what I'm doing, some TV work, recording my own album. This came way out of the blue," he said.

Nicky, who currently presents his own radio show weekdays on 2FM with Jenny Greene, said he's enjoying working on his album in his spare time and writing his own songs, saying "doing it all yourself it's a lot more of a buzz".

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He added, "There are plenty of things I want to do before a Westlife reunion could be thought about."

Although Nicky described being in Westlife as "the best job in the world" he said, "We dragged it out for 14 years, as long as we could. We did do well in that respect."

Earlier this week, Nicky told the Herald that while he will always miss performing live but, in hindsight, splitting up was the right thing.

"I'll always miss the concerts and the laugh we used to have. That's the buzz and you'll never be able to replace it," he added.

"I wasn't necessarily up for the split if I'm being really honest, but in time with hindsight it was the right time. We've never fallen out… but there is just no reason for us to speak anymore, until there is a reason," he said.

Westlife split in 2012 after 14 years together. The star has since turned his hand to radio and TV presenting.

But soon he will be back on the airwaves for his singing with a solo album in the pipeline. "I've nine tracks written and recorded for my own album," he said.

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