Louis Walsh has been chatting about Brian McFadden performing with Westlife again 11 months ago

Louis Walsh has been chatting about Brian McFadden performing with Westlife again

I M A G I N E.

Earlier this year, Westlife played a load of gigs.

They played gigs on TV, the played gigs in arenas, they even played gigs in arenas that were live streamed in cinemas - that's how many people wanted to see them sing their songs.

And with good reason too.

They're a decent bunch of lads and they've got an ever more decent load of tracks under their belts.

Next year, they're even set to play their biggest ever gig in Cork, a two-night run in the rebel's county's Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

And although such a feat has organically generated a lot of hype by itself, Louis Walsh has only gone and started chatting about something that's gotten us even more hyped: the possibility of Brian McFadden rejoining the band.

Alright, alright, he didn't actually bring up the chance of Brian re-entering the band of his own accord, but he was asked about it, and he did give a decent enough response.

“If Brian was there, yes, Brian could get up and perform," Louis told The Sun. “We all like Brian, he was trouble and great fun.”

Indeed, the idea of someone simply "getting up and performing" is a far enough reach away from someone actually rejoining a band they left 15 years ago.

But hey, a sneaky song or two with all five original lads would cause much of the Westlife fandom to absolutely lose the run of themselves.

Don't deny it.

“But as their manager it will be up to the four boys," Louis continued.  “I couldn’t make that decision. That’s their decision.”

McFadden previously told the publication that the lads "didn't want" him back in the band - even after he was allegedly offered a substantial sum of money to rejoin.

“I was offered a big multi-million pound deal. It was the other boys in Westlife who said ‘no’. They didn’t want me back," he said.

“How does that make me feel? It makes me pretty upset because I didn’t realise they still had those feelings towards me.”

They hardly do, man.