Susanna Reid gets Brian McFadden’s band WRONG


‘Boyzlife. It’s not Westlife anymore’ Susanna Reid gets Brian McFadden’s band WRONG while he admits to also getting confused… (despite leaving the group 16 YEARS AGO)

 Brian McFadden left Westlife fans in shock when he departed the band in 2004 before later joining supergroup Boyzlife in 2016. 

And despite the time lapse since his departure, Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid found herself puzzled while chatting to the star, 40, on Thursday as she asked him how things were going in Westlife. 

Far from being affronted with the gaffe, Brian confessed: ‘Not going to lie I get a bit confused sometimes as well, and go hang on which band am I in again?’ 

Brian appeared on the show to discuss his Smiling Sessions in care homes where he has been performing remotely during lockdown. 

When Susanna went on to ask Brian about his career elsewhere she suffered the gaffe and did not ask him about his supergroup where he stars alongside Keith Duffy from Boyzone, using their two names to make the supergroup name.  

Back in January last year, when Westlife made their return, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan’s efforts received the seal of approval from Brian.

Taking to Twitter at the time Brian shared a clip from their comeback song Helle My Love and wrote: ‘Love it! Great song great production. The boys are back!’

Which band? Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid found herself puzzled while chatting to Brian McFadden, 40, on Thursday as she asked him how things were going in Westlife

Way back when: Brian left Westlife fans in shock when he departed the band in 2004 before later joining supergroup Boyzlife in 2016 (Westlife, pictured in 2000)

Way back when: Brian left Westlife fans in shock when he departed the band in 2004 before later joining supergroup Boyzlife in 2016 (Westlife, pictured in 2000)

Westlife soared to fame in 1998 when they were formed in Dublin, with the original line-up also featuring Brian, who later left in 2004. 

 The group broke hearts of fans around the globe when they announced plans to disband in 2012 before all embarking on respective solo careers over the years.

When their comeback was announced in October 2018, tongues were wagging and endless reports swirling over the state of the remaining members of Westlife’s relationship with Brian, yet the boys insisted there is absolutely no bad blood.

Kian told MailOnline: ‘There’s no feud with Brian full stop. It’s a very simple case of Brian was a part of the band for the first five years and the band existed for eight years without him and when we got back together Westlife was a four…

Oh my! Far from being affronted with the gaffe, Brian confessed: 'Not going to lie I get a bit confused sometimes as well, and go hang on which band am I in again?'

 Oh my! Far from being affronted with the gaffe, Brian confessed: ‘Not going to lie I get a bit confused sometimes as well, and go hang on which band am I in again?’

‘He’s part of a band that doesn’t exist. There’s no negativity, no bad blood. There’s only positivity and it’s a case that the Westlife we’re members of, is a four. That’s it.’

Echoing the sentiment, Shane revealed his daughter saw an image of Brian on one of the group’s earlier records and did not know who he was.

He said: ‘Our kids, might have seen a picture on a disc and my daughter saw him and was like, “Who’s that guy?” Because she never knew him. It was 15 years ago. My daughter wasn’t born and she’s 13 now’.

Mark continued: ‘We wonder when we’ll stop being asked about it because it was 15 years ago. There was never a question of Brian being involved.’

Reaching out: Brian appeared on the show to discuss his Smiling Sessions in care homes where he has been performing remotely during lockdown

Reaching out: Brian appeared on the show to discuss his Smiling Sessions in care homes where he has been performing remotely during lockdown

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