A Westlife comeback is on the cards, according to X Factor judge and the band's former manager, Louis Walsh.

He said that the boy band's return is 'definitely' happening, however he's yet to name a date.

"A Westlife reunion is definitely going to happen - but I have no idea when," the music manager told RSVP Live magazine. "I'm still really good friends with all of the lads.

"I was chatting to Mark Feehily last night about the Christmas album he's bringing out, and its amazing. I'd forgotten how talented he is.

"I think the reunion will be great, but it's up to them to decide when they will do it."

Famous for songs such as 'You Raise Me Up' and 'Flying Without Wings', the band are best remembered for being really good at standing up from their stools during a key change. They also did a song with Mariah Carey, which thinking back, is a serious 'what the fuck?'.

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The split up in 2012 in what they described as an 'amicable break-up', although Brian McFadden - the only one I remember - left in 2004 to pursue a solo career. It is not yet known whether McFadden will be part of the reformed line-up.

Here's what Twitter had to say about the whole thing:

Fair enough then, my gran always asks for a CD of them or compatriot Ronan Keating for Christmas, so I suppose she'll be happy too.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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