Where Westlife are now from breakup and bankruptcy to successful comeback – Birmingham Live

Posted: November 28, 2021 at 10:17 pm

Pop group Westlife are set to take over the Loose Women panel today to celebrate the release of their new album, Wild Dreams.

Just a week after Vernon Kays Loose Men special, the hit ITV daytime show will temporarily rebrand itself as Loose Life as band members Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily host a one-off special.

The regular Loose Women will interview the group before handing over the reins for a quarter of the show.

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But when did Westlife get back together and who is the bands richest member? Heres everything you need to know.

While Westlifes exact net worth isnt known, it is currently estimated to be around $22 million, with Kian Egan reported to be the bands richest member, according to internet reports.

Forming in 1998, Westlife went on to become one of the top-selling boybands of all time, alongside Take That and Boyzone.

Until their split in 2012, Westlife sold more than 55 million records across the world, releasing 13 albums and going on 12 world tours.

However, in 2012, lead singer Shane Filan was left devastated after his property development company Shafin Developments went bust, leaving him with debts reportedly amounting to 18 million.

Shane was declared bankrupt at Kingston county court in Surrey a month after his company collapsed.

Six years later, Shanes wife Gillian was also declared bankrupt in relation to joint loans she shared with her husband.

Shanes fellow band member Nicky has spoken about Westlifes fortunes in the past, telling the Irish Independent: We have all lost money.

We were all very foolish with money in the early days, we all bought cars and watches - the silly things.

We did very well out of Westlife but everybody lives and spends. In the early days we earned great money, and in the latter days it was all gone.

On October 19, 2011, Westlife announced that they would be splitting after one final album and tour.

In a statement, they described the split as amicable, and explained that they wanted to have a well-earned break and look at new ventures.

On October 3, 2018, Westlife announced on social media that they would be reuniting to release new music and go on tour.

The band released Spectrum in 2019, with the comeback album going on to reach number one and become the fastest selling album of the year in Ireland.

Tickets for Westlifes upcoming Wild Dreams 2022 tour are now on sale.

Loose Life, a one-off Loose Women special, airs on Friday, November 26 at 12.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub

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