Shane Filan says he can't see joint Boyzone and Westlife tour ever happening12/11/2015 19:55
Speculation has been rife online in recent weeks that the Irish boybands would join forces and tour
Former Westlife frontman Shane Filan has given his thoughts on rumours that Westlife and Boyzone are planning a joint tour.
Speculation has been rife online in recent weeks after Boyzone's Shane Lynch posed the interesting suggestion on his Facebook page.
The Dubliner posted a photo of the two bands and said: "Maybe it's time to join forces and do one of the biggest tour's we have ever seen... #justsaying ."
And earlier this week, Boyzone's Keith Duffy told Belfast Live it was "something that could be a possibility."
But Shane, who has just released his second solo album since Westlife parted ways, has put those rumours to bed, saying he doesn't think it will happen.
He told Belfast Live: "I don't think that's a possibility to be honest.
"I heard something about it on Twitter, I just don't think that's ever going to happen.
"In no bad way, I know all the lads in Boyzone, they're all sound lads, I've known them for years, we did our first support tour with them, but I don't think joint tours, I can't see that ever happening."
The Sligo man was in Belfast today to record a special performance for BBC Children in Need which will be shown on the Saturday night programme.
He's also appearing on the main Children in Need show where he will perform his duet with Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle, live for the first time.
Shane said he's delighted to be part of the charity show.
"It's amazing the way everyone gets involved, it's such an amazing charity and it's a historic event. We did it with Westlife for many years but it's great to be back doing it this year, it's special to be involved and it's lovely to be asked to be involved in such a big night."
On his flying visit to the city, Shane stopped by the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
As a dad-of-three himself, Shane added the experience affected him more than ever.
"The last time I was there was years ago with the band and it's just a different experience when you have kids, because you see what the kids are going through and then what the parents are going through.
"And I've three very healthy children at home and it's just a blessing, it's unbelievable what some people go through," he said.
You can catch Shane and Nadine tonight, on BBC Children in Need from 7.30pm.
Source: Belfast Live