Boyzone in the Buff – eight years on the boys show they’ve still got what it takes!
Eight years after Irish boy band Boyzone stormed the charts Ronan, Keith, Mikey, Stephen and Shane show they’re back with a bang.
Time apart and a fall-out between Ronan and manager Louis Walsh followed the band’s split, now the five piece are on the eve of embarking on a sell-out tour which sees them perform all their hits as well as a special Michael Jackson medley.
In an exclusive interview with heat magazine Mikey explains the reason why the band reformed, he said: “I do think Take That getting back together was a catalyst for us to do the same. A couple of us went to see their first comeback show, and I remember calling Shane straightaway. I thought, “We’ve gotta try and so something now.” If ever the timing was right to start something, it was then and Shane agreed. Then I was on to Ronan – he’s seen it as well – and the other boys were interested too. Slowly over a two-year period, it came together.”
Ronan added: “We had a meeting in February 2007 – the five of us and Louis Walsh. We said, “Is this the real thing? We want to do this – are there offers on the table?” Two weeks later, we met with Universal, and, from then on, it just snowballed.”
He laughed: “I’ve spoken to Gary (Barlow). I called him up to say I was looking for a supporting act for the tour, and would they be up for that? We giggle about things like that. “
One member of the band had some happy news to announce. Committed Christian Shane Lynch (who admits he and his wife Sheena White waited until they were married before sleeping together) revealed exclusively to heat: “My wife is three months pregnant!”
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