Keith Duffy Wants To Remind Westlife Where They Came From: ‘They Started As Our Opening Act’

“I don’t know what happened in between that and now."

You might remember that things got a little awkies on Wednesday night when Boyzone posted about their latest single release a mere minutes after Westlife revealed they were reuniting.

If you thought it was a simple coincidence, you might want to think again, because Keith Duffy has thrown a boat load of shade at our fave Westlife boys.

Talking to Muireann O’Connell on Today FM, Keith said: “Ourselves and Take That always got on very well, and in the early days ourselves and Westlife got on very well too.

“And I’m not saying that we don’t now but, I mean, the reality of it is, that Westlife started as Boyzone’s support act. They started as our opening act, they warmed up our audience for us on our European tour and our first two UK tours.

“I don’t know what happened in between that and now, but we don’t to seem to see the boys or talk to them very often – but there’s no bad blood as far as I’m concerned whatsoever.”

Keith also believes Westlife should give Boyzone more credit for their success, following the footsteps of former member Brian McFadden.

“It’s gas because I work with Brian McFadden all of the time as you’d imagine, and Brian is never short to turn around and say Westlife were very lucky to get the start in the world they got because Boyzone gave them the support act on their show. But I’ve yet to hear any of the other members of Westlife give us any kind of credit for that, ya know!

“I don’t think their egos will permit them to say that they started on Boyzone’s stage to be honest.”

Ah, I love the smell of jealousy on a Friday morning.

In other news, former Westlife member Brian McFadden is apparently bringing out a solo album named Otis next month, which will consist entirely of Otis Redding covers. Did someone say Christmas list?