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09:15 18 Mar 2016


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This morning on 98FM's Big Breakfast, Cooper & Luke caught up with Voice of Ireland coach Kian Egan. 

The live shows of The Voice kick off in the Helix this Sunday 20th March and Kian told us how confident he was feeling with his three contestants!

However, we couldn't let Kian go without asking him what he thinks of the newly formed Boyzlife

In case you haven't heard, Boyzlife is a new venture by Brian McFadden & Keith Duffy, which will see the pair going on tour together, performing songs and chatting about their life stories.

They already have over ten dates lined up for later this year. 

Kian wasn't too happy with the use of Westlife in the tour name, seeing as Brian left the group after just four years in the band. 

Calling it a 'clever marketing ploy', Kian revealed it was 'aggravating' that fans were led to believe that Westlife & Boyzone were joining forces to create a super-group.

"What do I make of it all... good luck to them. It's a bit of an odd one. You know, a member of Westlife who left the band after four years decides to use half the name for whatever it is that they're doing. I certainly was scratching my head a bit when I saw it at first, kind of going 'What? Boyzlife?'"

Kian added: "It was really aggravating and really unfair on the fans. Everybody thought that Westlife and Boyzone were getting together to do a tour and the name Boyzlife is the reason why. It was a clever marketing ploy I suppose by Brian and Keith."

He continued, "Personally speaking, I think ,you know, it's not the right way to do it. And I think it was pretty unfair on the fans to make them think that.

"If Westlife ever got back together again, it would be Westlife. It would be the four guys who stood in Croke Park the day Westlife ended."

Kian said Boyzlife was "a little touch too far" saying Westlife "would never do that whole supergroup thing."

Check out the full interview below:

 

Join Cooper & Luke every weekday morning from 6-10am on 98FM's Big Breakfast.


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