Fans go wild as RTE star Ryan Tubridy is caught singing Westlife tune backstage at Late Late

RTE’s Ryan Tubridy wowed Westlife with a backstage performance of one of their classic Late Late Show hits.

The Irish band, consisting of Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan, were guests on the Friday night chat show to perform and promote their new album and tour dates.

But fans went wild as behind-the-scenes footage shows the RTE host also taking the mic to sing the band’s classic hit, World of Our Own.

Sharing a video of the performance on Instagram, Sligo singer Shane said: “You can fill in for me any day.”

Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily

Radio and TV presenter Nicky also uploaded a video of the performance and cheered him on in the background, saying, “Come on Ryano.”

Fans were quick to hail Ryan for his efforts, with one saying, “It’s GOLD.”

Another impressed follower added: “Class, gowan buckets.”.

“Ha Ha he gave his best,” added a third, while others joked that the highest earning RTE host could become the new fifth member of the group.

“Deffo the new 5th member.”

Back with a brand new album and a highly anticipated stadium tour for 2022, Westlife was live in the studio performing their latest single “Starlight” and discussing their new album, Wild Dreams.

The four-piece wowed the audience with their performance, before sitting down to chat with Ryan.

Speaking about their new album, Kian said, “We are very, very proud of this album.

Kian said, “We are very, very proud of this album.

“It’s the maximum we’ve had in writing an album and the sound of this album is fresh.”

Nicky also revealed that music legend Ed Sheeran sent his son a gift as he learned to play the guitar.

Meanwhile, new dad Mark has spoken about his frustration with surrogacy laws in Ireland and his work to create change around them.

He said: “Imagine someone walks up to you and says, ‘That’s not your child’. In fact, the current law says that for a lot of people in the country. I think that’s is really unfair and we just have to change that and move on.”