Former Westlife manager and X Factor judge Louis Walsh recently confirmed in an interview that a Westlife reunion is indeed going to happen.
However, the 65-year-old Irishman revealed that former Westlifer Brian McFadden will not be a part of the reunion when it happens. He also hailed the other four members of Westlife – Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan as the “Fab Four”.
“Brian won’t be involved, it will be the Fab Four. Totally. The four of them just see them themselves as Westlife.” The Sun quoted Louis Walsh as saying. Walsh also said he’d rather not have Brian in the band as he prefers to have a “happy band and four happy people”.
“There is a huge demand for it (Westlife reunion) to happen and I’m talking to all the boys. I’m looking after Shane, I’m talking to Mark all the time, I’m talking to Kian and talking to all of them — I’m really good friends with all of them.” Walsh added.
Brian McFadden left Westlife in 2003 after enjoying four years of mega-success with the band. He went on to pursue a solo career, and also appeared as a judge on “Australian Idol” and “Australia’s Got Talent”.
Westlife went on to make 6 albums after Brian’s departure, and eventually called it quits after a world tour in 2011.
Source: Dan Wootton’s Bizarre column