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Brian McFadden says he hasn't spoken to Westlife for more than a decade

Brian McFadden said he hasn't been in touch with the rest of Westlife for a very long time. (PA via Getty Images)
Brian McFadden said he hasn't been in touch with the rest of Westlife for a very long time. (PA via Getty Images)

Brian McFadden hasn't spoken to any of his former Westlife bandmates for 12 years.

The 41-year-old singer suddenly quit the group in 2004 and embarked on a solo career, releasing his debut album Irish Son that same year.

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His four bandmates — Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne — continued to perform together until 2012 and then reformed the band without McFadden in 2018.

"The last time we were all in the same room was when I was living in LA and we went for dinner," McFadden told the Secure the Insecure podcast — reported via The Sun.

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McFadden added: "I was about 28, so we haven't even spoken in about 12 years ago. The boys were in town shooting a music video.

"We went for dinner then the boys came back to my house. That was the last time the five of us were together."

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But despite his estrangement from Westlife, McFadden insisted that there is "no negative feeling" between him and his former bandmates.

He said: "You separate and go your own way. You think you're going to keep in touch but you don't, your lives go in different directions. That's what happened to us.

Brian McFadden (right) was a member of Westlife for six years, until he left the band in 2004. (Getty)
Brian McFadden (right) was a member of Westlife for six years, until he left the band in 2004. (Getty)

"If I saw any of the boys now I'd sit and have a pint and it'd probably be like we saw each other yesterday. There's no animosity, there's no badness, there's no negative feeling towards each other."

Since departing Westlife, McFadden has released five solo albums and competed on the 2019 series of Dancing On Ice with Alex Murphy.

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He also formed supergroup Boyzlife with Boyzone alumnus Keith Duffy and the duo are set to unveil their second studio album later this year.

The star also became a dad for the third time last year, welcoming his first child with fiancée Danielle Parkinson.

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