Westlife's Shane Filan hasn't spoken to Brian McFadden in 10 years

25 April 2018, 13:55


Shane Filan has ruled out the chances of a full Westlife reunion any time soon.

The reason? Because not all of them speak to each other anymore.

The singer has said that he considers the Irish group as a four-piece now, along with Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan.

He explained to The Sun that he lost touch with Brian McFadden after he quit the group in 2004.

He said: “I haven’t seen Brian in 10 years. We’ve just lost touch, it’s like going to school with somebody and then not speaking.

“I wouldn’t speak to him to reminisce, not all all. We all had a good relationship with Brian then he just left the band very early on and I don’t think we would ever reunite with him.
“I honestly see Westlife as being four people now – the four people who started and finished Westlife are what I consider the band. 

"Brian has been out of the band longer than he was in it. 

"If we ever reunited down the line it would only be the four of us.”

Westlife split in 2012, after 14 years of huge success together. They sold over 50 million records worldwide, and achieved 14 number one singles in the UK.

Shane released his third album Love Always last year, containing mostly covers including Bryan Adams' 'Heaven' and Lady Antebellum's 'Need You Now'.

Meanwhile, Brian is currently touring his spinoff band Boyzlife with Boyzone member Keith Duffy.