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Markus Feehily opens up on his boyband days: 'I will always love the Westlife lads'

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Markus Feehily has insisted that he will always love the lads from Westlife.

The Sligo native reckons the boys have a special bond with each other because they weren’t thrown together like most boybands.

“People sometimes forget how Westlife were formed – by school friends getting together,” he said.

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“All our mums know each other and did before Westlife ever came together. We’re mates from down the road.”

“We weren’t forced together in auditions, that’s why we love each other,” he explained.

“We are different from a lot of boybands in the sense that we weren’t forced together. We lasted nearly fifteen years and put out thirteen albums, which sounds crazy to say it.”

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With so much success behind him, Markus has no regrets from his boyband days.

“All I know about is Westlife and I’m so happy to be ┬ápart of it,” he told The Sun.

While he may still love the lads, Markus admitted that he has “moved on”.

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“You haven’t seen them for a while because you’ve moved on. If I got surprised and they all walked in now, I would literally love it.”

“Honestly, if me, Shane, Nicky and Kian met up in a pub at Christmas time I guarantee you we would be very drunk in a very short space of time.”

Meanwhile, Markus revealed he went running to bandmate Shane Filan when he was gearing up for his debut solo gigs.

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“I met him in Sligo in December. We were having a good chat – he was giving me loads of advice on how to do a gig by yourself,” he said.

“He told me that the adrenaline would kick in and you would just get through it.”