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Monday 18 December 2017

Westlife star Mark says the band is set for a reunion... down at the pub

Mark Feehily at the launch of his latest album
Mark Feehily at the launch of his latest album

Mark Feehily has said that a Westlife reunion is definitely on the cards - as the four lads will be meeting next month for Christmas drinks.

Rumours have abounded recently the chart-topping foursome could be heading for a reunion, more than five years after their last show in Croke Park.

But while Mark said that it's still too early for them to think about reuniting, he hopes to get them all together for a proper catch-up. The band sold more than 45 million albums worldwide before their split

"It's funny. We haven't all been in the same room together for quite a while now. It's not that we don't want to be in the same room together, it's not that at all," he said.

"So I think I'll plan some Christmas drinks and get us all back in the same room together. I think the first thing that I want to do is meet up for a few drinks and have a bit of food and a chat."

Asked about the reunion rumours, Mark - who was interviewed by Nicky Byrne yesterday for his album launch - said that it was too soon. "It's been five years, but it doesn't feel that long. I haven't even released my second album yet.

"I've got lots of stuff planned and things I want to do and equally, the other lads have lots of stuff they want to do.

Truth

"It's weird because it's not like it's a case of, 'no, not a chance, that's not happening'," he said.

"But the truth is, it's not something that's going to happen soon."

He's now gearing up for his second solo album, entitled Christmas, which will be released on December 1.

He has also been chosen by American superstar Mariah Carey to join her on her Christmas tour of the UK, with a date in Manchester before a performance in the O2 Arena in London on December 11.

He'll also be performing here at the Sugar Club on December 19 as he gets fans in the festive spirit of things.

"It's been fantastic being back in the studio to cover wonderful songs and make them my own. I'm looking forward to giving something back to fans. This is what the album is all about," he said.

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