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Brian McFadden praises Westlife’s new single – after being snubbed from reunion

The singer left the band in 2004


Brian McFadden has praised Westlife’s new comeback single, in an attempt to prove that there’s no bad blood between them.

The 38-year-old, who left the popular boyband back in 2004, shared Nicky Byrne’s tweet this morning, after releasing their new single Hello My Love.

Brian responded to Nicky by tweeting: “Love it! Great song, great production. The boys are back!”

The band announced their much-anticipated reunion late last year – and they made it very clear that they would be reuniting without Brian.

In a new interview with the MailOnline, bandmates Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan have once again echoed this sentiment.

Kian stated: “There’s no feud with Brian full stop. It’s a very simple case of Brian was a part of the band for the first five years and the band existed for eight years without him and when we got back together Westlife was a four…”

“He’s part of a band that doesn’t exist. There’s no negativity, no bad blood. There’s only positivity and it’s a case that the Westlife we’re members of, is a four. That’s it.”

Shane also revealed that his daughter saw an image of Brian on one of Westlife’s earlier records, and she didn’t know who he was.

He said: “Our kids, might have seen a picture on a disc and my daughter saw him and was like, ‘Who’s that guy?’ Because she never knew him. It was 15 years ago. My daughter wasn’t born and she’s 13 now.”

Mark added, “We wonder when we’ll stop being asked about it because it was 15 years ago. There was never a question of Brian being involved.”

Westlife will embark on a huge reunion tour this summer, to mark their 20th anniversary, and it includes two dates in Dublin’s Croke Park on July 5 and 6.