1990s boyband favourites join forces as nostalgic supergroup Bad Boys On The Block for UK tour

Dane Bowers, Abz Love, Shane Lynch and Ben Ofoedu have joined forces to form boyband supergroup Bad Boys on the Block. (Credit: Brian Rasic/Getty/Jo Hale/Redferns/Karwai Tang/WireImage/Dave Benett)
Dane Bowers, Abz Love, Shane Lynch and Ben Ofoedu have joined forces to form boyband supergroup Bad Boys on the Block. (Credit: Brian Rasic/Getty/Jo Hale/Redferns/Karwai Tang/WireImage/Dave Benett)

Four members of chart-topping 1990s boybands have assembled a brand new supergroup and are set to embark on a tour of the UK.

Dane Bowers, Abz Love, Shane Lynch and Ben Ofoedu are set to take to the stage as Bad Boys on the Block in the hope of playing in to the nostalgic audience for 1990s music.

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Bowers had a number one hit with Freak Me as part of Another Level, Abz was a fifth of 5ive, Lynch was part of the massively successful Boyzone and Ofoedu is best known as the lead vocalist of duo Phats and Small.

Groups including Spice Girls and S Club 7 have recently dined on this sort of nostalgia for reunion tours, and this new foursome will look to tap into some of that same feeling.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 24: Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie C of The Spice Girls perform on the first night of the bands tour at Croke Park on May 24, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 24: Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie C of The Spice Girls perform on the first night of the bands tour at Croke Park on May 24, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

"They're doing it for a bit of fun but they're confident fans will love it,” a source told The Sun.

“The 90s are huge again and they want to bring the naughtiness of that era back.”

The source hinted that the quartet could even record new music together if the tour proves to be a success.

All four members of the new group have experienced peaks and troughs in their fame since their initial musical success.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 09: Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy of Boyzone perform on stage during their 'Thank You & Goodnight' Tour at Spark Arena on April 9, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/WireImage)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 09: Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy of Boyzone perform on stage during their 'Thank You & Goodnight' Tour at Spark Arena on April 9, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/WireImage)

Bowers started a solo career after Another Level split and the 39-year-old attempted to achieve musical fame again on the second series of musical reality show The Big Reunion in 2014.

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Lynch was part of the Boyzone reunion in 2007 and came third in the 2018 series of Celebrity Big Brother, while Love also entered the Big Brother house in 2013 and was the series’ runner-up.

Ofoedu, meanwhile, has appeared on numerous television shows alongside his broadcaster fiancée Vanessa Feltz.