Louis Walsh has confirmed that a Westlife reunion IS happening – but former member Brian McFadden will never be a part of it.
The X Factor judge has insisted that the famed boyband will reunite, but the reunion will only feature the “Fab Four” – Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne, and Kian Egan.
Brian McFadden famously left the band in 2004, but has since gone on to form Boyzlife with Boyzone’s Keith Duffy – which involves the pair performing Westlife and Boyzone hits at gigs.
And although Brian has previously said that he “would never say no to a Westlife reunion”, their former manager Louis has ruled him out.
Speaking to The Sun, Louis said, “Brian won’t be involved, it will be the Fab Four. Totally. The four of them just see them themselves as Westlife.”
When asked whether he would change his mind if Brian made a personal plea, Louis said, “No, I prefer a happy band and four happy people. They all know each other, they all respect each other.”
“Three of them live in the same town in Sligo, so it makes more sense.”
Although there’s no dates set in stone for Westlife’s reunion, Louis said it’s only a matter of time.
“There is a huge demand for it to happen and I’m talking to all the boys. They are going to decide when it takes place,” he revealed.
“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.”