Westlife

Brian McFadden opens up about 10 years of silence with Westlife members

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden has revealed he hasn’t spoken to his former bandmates in almost a decade.

Speaking on ITV’s This Morning on Tuesday, Brian made the admission while promoting his new music alongside Boyzone’s Keith Duffy as part of their supergroup, Boyzlife.

Brian shocked fans in 2004 when he left the band after six years, the departure came just months before his divorce from wife Kerry Katona.

Speaking on ITV’s This Morning on Tuesday, Brian made the admission while promoting his new music alongside Boyzone’s Keith Duffy as part of their supergroup, Boyzlife. Photo: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Brian’s revelation about his relationship with his former bandmates came when presenter Alison Hammond asked if Westlife was supporting his latest venture with Boyzlife.

‘I do not know. I haven’t spoken to them in ten years,’ the 41-year-old admitted, saying he’s been in Boyzlife longer than the iconic 2000s boyband.

It wasn’t the only stunt Brian made during his Westlife days, joking with hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond after introducing the pair with the wrong song.

‘I do not know. I haven’t spoken to them in ten years,” the 40-something admitted, saying he’s been in Boyzlife longer than the iconic 2000s boyband. Photo: Tim Roney/Getty Images

“You played You Raise Me Up and that’s the only one I wasn’t in. I had actually left the band by then,” Brian joked, leaving both broadcasters red-faced.

Keith stepped in to add to the embarrassment by exclaiming; ‘you played the only song that literally has nothing to do with any of us.’

However, it seemed the hybrid boyband found the fun side of it all as Brian joked around; “21 number ones and you pick the one I’m not one of” before bursting out laughing.

“You played You Raise Me Up and that’s the only one I wasn’t in. I had actually left the band by then,” Brian joked, leaving both broadcasters red-faced. Photo: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Keith then stirred the pot, saying he wouldn’t go along with the idea of ​​Boyzlife becoming some sort of supergroup, continuing to say they were “big as (they) are”.

‘Two is good, you know. When there are five of us it’s difficult, there are too many personalities but it’s only Brian and me and we agree on everything”, revealed the 47-year-old player.

It seems, unlike Westlife, that the ex-Boyzone members are loving Keith’s latest career move, with Ronan Keating even welcoming the couple to his Magic Radio show to play their latest single.

Boyzlife is gearing up to take the stage again to spotlight their solo sound as they follow the backs of their two respective pop groups.