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The Dark Secret That Means We'll Never See A Complete Westlife Reunion Ever

By Darragh Berry

April 28, 2018 at 4:30pm


When Take That split up in England in the mid-90s, call centres were set up for 'grieving' fans.

The closest we ever got to that in Ireland was the day that Brian McFadden announced that he was leaving the biggest boyband at the time. 

Talks of a reunion have been simmering recently but if Westlife are to get back together, it doesn't look like it'll be the full package.

It seems that when McFadden left in 2004, he left a bit of bad blood behind him with the rest of the group. 

The Irish Sun is reporting that although it was once claimed that McFadden's 'ego' destroyed the possibility of an all-five reunion, McFadden has now stated that a "major offer" for a full reunion was turned down collectively by the other members.

It is being reported that the contract would have seen the band land €50m in total before they even had to sing a note.  

McFadden told the publication that: 

“I was offered a big multi-million pound deal. It was the other boys in Westlife who said ‘no’. They didn’t want me back.

“How does that make me feel? It makes me pretty upset because I didn’t realise they still had those feelings towards me.”

The Irish Sun states that the four other band members were offered over double the amount that McFadden was getting for the reunion. 

A source told the publication also that: “Brian had meetings with Simon. The whole thing seemed to be taking off until Simon rang Brian to say ‘one of the partners’ — a former member — was refusing to take part if it meant Brian rejoining Westlife.

“They were adamant they wouldn’t do it if Brian was involved.”

You'd be a 'Fool Again' if you thought that a full reunion was going to happen any time soon.

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