POP manager Louis Walsh has sensationally paved the way for Brian McFadden to rejoin Westlife, the Irish Sun can reveal.
The Mayo mogul hinted that McFadden – who famously quit the chart-toppers in 2004 – would be welcome to join the lads on stage.
But the X Factor star insists that while he remains on good terms with Brian, 39, any decision would have to be taken by the four-piece.
Westlife reformed last year after a seven year hiatus and launched a massively successful tour across Europe, while also returning to number one in the charts.
They are set to bring their reunion shows to even bigger stadiums next year, including two dates in Cork next August.
Asked if McFadden could potentially join the Swear It Again hitmakers at one of their monster gigs, Louis admitted: “If Brian was there, yes, Brian could get up and perform.
“We all like Brian, he was trouble and great fun.”
But the X Factor judge revealed that it would be up to Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne if McFadden were to be re-admitted, adding: “But as their manager it will be up to the four boys.
“No, I couldn’t make that decision. That’s their decision.”
McFadden previously told us how he was missing out on a multi-million payday because one ex-bandmate still couldn’t forgive him for quitting 14 years ago.
X Factor guru Simon Cowell is understood to have offered Nicky, Shane, Mark and Kian €11.4million each to team up with Brian again.
And he had been willing to invest a further €20-30million to put the original five-piece line-up back at the top of the charts with a new album and world tour.
McFadden told the Irish Sun: “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.
“How does that make me feel? It makes me pretty upset because I didn’t realise they still had those feelings towards me.”
He added: “I honestly don’t know if it could still happen because Nicky has his radio show going on, Mark still has all his money under his bed and Kian is just surfing.
“So I don’t think these boys are raised on money.”
Post-Westlife, Brian launched a solo career before branching out into songwriting, penning Ireland’s Eurovision 2004 entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, which eventually came 22nd.