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Westlife Reunion: Irish Boyband Set To Reform Just Three Years After Split (And Brian McFadden Could Be Joining Them)

04/12/2014 09:16 GMT | Updated 04/12/2014 09:59 GMT

It's time to dust off those stools because Westlife are reportedly set to reform just three years after announcing they were going their separate ways.

The boyband, who scored 14 number 1 singles in their 14 year pop career, are said to be in advanced talks with Simon Cowell's company Syco to record a new album and hit the road on a huge tour.

We blame S Club 7.

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Kian, Mark, Nicky, Shane and Brian back in the day

A source told the Sun: “All the guys are up for it in principle. It's now just a matter of sorting out all the details.”

Record company bosses are also hoping to persuade original member (and Kerry Katona's ex) Brian McFadden to 'do a Robbie' and kiss and make up with Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne.

Brian left the band in 2004 to embark on a short-lived solo career and can currently be seen presenting the daytime cookery show 'Who's Doing The Dishes?' on ITV.

The source added: "Syco would love Brian to be part of the band again. It’d create the same sort of buzz as when Robbie Williams returned to Take That.

"But the other lads will need to be convinced because they were always very clear that when Brian left it was for good.”

Last year, bandmember Shane revealed to HuffPost UK that he was forced to keep the fact he was on the verge of bankruptcy secret from the rest of the band.

“When we decided to split up, I still didn’t tell the lads what a bad state I was in financially, as I didn’t want that to affect the decision," he said.

Like the rest of the band, Shane had made millions from Westlife, and thought he was being sensible by putting his money into property in Ireland until the Irish economy went “pear-shaped”.

“You earn the money on stage, and that’s great, but there’s this dark side of your life that nobody really knew about, and all I was doing was paying interest off," he said.

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