Westlife officially announce their comeback after 6 years away!

4 October 2018, 09:57 | Updated: 12 April 2019, 09:59

By Tom Eames

The Irish legends are back (minus one).

Westlife have returned for a special reunion tour. Well, four of them have, as original member Brian McFadden is still not part of the lineup.

Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan confirmed that new music and a tour are coming soon.

Watch the video above to see the four lads take to their famous chairs.

Only a few hours before, Brian McFadden had announced his appearance on the next series of Dancing on Ice in 2019, so he's probably rather busy.

Picture: Virgin EMI

Earlier this year, Brian claimed that his former bandmates turned down "a big multi-million pound deal" for the classic line-up to reunite.

"It was the other boys in Westlife who said 'no'. They didn't want me back," Brian said.

Last month, it was reported that Ed Sheeran had written Westlife's comeback single.

Westlife broke up in 2012, having become one of the best-selling groups of all time, with 14 UK number ones.Earlier this year, Shane Filan revealed that he hadn't spoken to Brian McFadden for over 10 years.