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Westlife on why there won’t be a reunion with Brian McFadden and and feeling ‘unloved’ by Simon Cowell

After 14 years of sell-out tours, No.1 hits and screaming fans, Westlife have decided to call it a day – but they are not about to go quietly.

The Irish boyband, who are lining up a farewell tour following the release of their Greatest Hits album next week, have a couple of things they want to get off their chest.

For starters, their goodbye gigs will NOT be a Take That/Robbie Williamsstyle reunion with Brian McFadden, who quit the band in 2004, being welcomed back with open arms. Far from it.

In fact, the mere mention of Brian’s possible return to neatly bookend their career, causes a rare break in the lively banter among Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily.

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Radio interview – 98 FM [11.11.2011]

Everyone had a tear in their eye at the Cheerios childine gig on Saturday night as it was the end of an era for Westlife. It was the last time the band would perform together at the Childline gig.

Nicky Byrne was in flying form when I caught up with him backstage, as not only were Westlife performing but Nicky was hosting the event.

You can listen the interview here.

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Nicky Byrne’s TV plans

Nicky Byrne has revealed to 98FM that he would love a career in television when Westlife split next Summer after their two Farewell concerts at Croke Park. He particularly likes the buzz of live TV. He also told there are other elements of the entertainment business he wants to look into.

He has recently taken up an opportunity to narrate “The Snowman” at the Grand Canal Theatre. on December 11th. They approached him to do it long before Westlife announced their split and Nicky felt it would be a great opportunity to take up so he can’t wait.