Exclusive – WESTLIFE’S Shane Filan has changed his mind about allowing Brian McFadden to rejoin the band – and now claims a reunion will happen.
Last year, the Westlife star said he wasn’t interested in a reunion with Brian, who quit the band to go solo in 2004.
Brian tweeted in November: “I had a dream I was back on stage with Westlife playing some crazy-sized football stadium.”
Shane responded at the time: “I don’t think it’s even remotely interesting if Brian came back.”
Now Shane, who plays Hamilton Park Racecourse with the rest of the boys on Saturday, has told the Razz: “I look up to bands like Take That who are the best out there and it was good to see them put the past behind them and move on by having Robbie back.
“I’d never rule out Brian coming back because there never was a bad patch with him. Brian was great with fans.
“I definitely think some day it would be great fun to sing with Brian again. It could be in 10 years time but I think it will happen.”
Shane and his bandmates Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan have been in the industry for 13 years, and he claims things keep getting better as they grow older.
Shane added: “We are going so well because we genuinely enjoy it and like being on stage and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Shane and the lads can’t wait to return to Scotland to perform with girlband Parade this weekend and admit it’s their second home.
He said: “We all love Scotland because we are literally at home. We’ve probably been there a 100 times or more and the treatment we get from fans is amazing.”