Oct 4th, 2015

The model, fashion blogger and TV presenter had jetted home from LA for the celebration which was held at a Dublin restaurant and attended by friends and family including Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham.

Vogue and former Westlife singer Brian split in September after three years of marriage but have remained close friends.

On the day itself Brian tweeted a happy birthday to his ex-wife, “Happy birthday to the beautiful @VogueWilliams you don’t look a day older than 21!!! Xxxxxx” with an image of an elderly lady smoking.

Writing about her birthday in her Sunday World column today, Vogue said, “We had gorgeous food and loads of drinks and my friend Dave Byrne was DJing. He’s so good and it made the night amazing.

“Brian came home for my birthday and it was nice that he was there. We are getting good at this being friends thing and it was great to have him there to celebrate with me.”

She also said that she was “quite looking forward to” her thirties.

“It’s another entire decade of having fun and achieving things I’ve always wanted to achieve.”

She added, “I did envision my life would be slightly different at 30, but everything that happens always does for a reason, so I’m trying to go with it.”

Vogue had been in LA to interview Emilia Carr who is on death row and she said the meeting “really put things into perspective” for her.

Brian previously spoke about how they have remained “great friends” in the wake of their split.

“We’re still great friends, a lot of people have their break-ups and they don’t talk but me and her are genuinely still friends and we still hang out.”

Source: Independant

Sep 21st, 2015

We have added some new photos of Brian from a recent photoshoot for his latest single, Call On Me Brother, view the images in the Gallery by clicking on a thumbnail below!!!

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Sep 19th, 2015

Brian McFadden has blasted the Catholic tradition of ‘marrying for life’ and says that he doesn’t regret the fact that neither of his marriages have worked out.

His comments come just months after he and his wife Vogue Williams announced their separation after three years of marriage. He was married to former Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona from 2002 until 2004.

“Irish people are used to meeting someone, marrying and spending the next forty years hating each other.

“We’re not in that world anymore,” he told the Irish Daily Mirror.

The 35-year-old is set to release his new single Call On Me Brother on Friday. “If people break up they break up and it’s not as big a deal as people make it out to be. Two people can break up and be happy and move on but still have a friendship. It doesn’t have to be some world war where people start fighting and hating each other,” he said.

Meanwhile Vogue Williams is set to turn 30 next week and Brian said he will be on hand to help her celebrate her big day.

Source: Independent

Sep 18th, 2015

Former Westlife star Brian McFadden exclusively revealed to TEN he is no longer living with his ex-wife, Irish model Vogue Williams.

The couple, who announced their split in July via social media, raised eyebrows when they continued to share their London home following their public break-up.

McFadden, who tied the knot with 29-year-old Williams in Italy in September 2012, told TEN that they are no longer living together and said he isn’t bothered with his personal life being discussed in public.

“I had it most of my life so it’s not more difficult than it was before. We don’t live together. I live in London and Vogue pretty much lives here [Dublin] and she is in America at the moment,” he added.

DJ and model Vogue previously said: “My family find it strange but we’ve only just broken up and I haven’t found somewhere else to live.

“I’m sure there will be a time when we’re not in contact as much as we are now, but until I find somewhere else we’re going to be in each other’s lives.”

McFadden told Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show that he is still on good terms with his former partner.

“I’m doing ok. We are both happy which is the most important thing. We’re still good friends and we’re battling through it,” he said.

“I don’t think either of us would be as happy as we are now and get through it if we didn’t have that [friendship]. Our friendship is the most important thing that we ever had. We were best friends and we still have it. I think that’s why we are probably finding it a lot easier than other people would.”

The singer also spoke to TEN about Simon Cowell’s X Factor shake-up saying it was “selfish” and that getting rid of Louis [Walsh] was a big mistake.

“I think The X Factor is beyond help now. I think getting rid of Dermot [O’Leary] was a huge mistake and getting rid of Louis [Walsh] was a mistake. If Simon [Cowell] wants to change the show he needs to do it gradually. X Factor has been a huge part of some people’s lives for the last twelve years or whatever it is,” he said.

“I think it is selfish to just change everything. I think he needs to remember that there are things about it that people love.

“Maybe gradually changing a judge every year is fine but getting rid of Louis, Dermot and the guy who does the voiceover. There are just too many changes,” McFadden added.

Asked whether he could sway Shane Filan into having a Westlife reunion, the 35-year-old singer, who is currently promoting his new single Call On Me Brother, said: “There’s no talk of a reunion. Everyone else is talking about it but not us. The five of us never spoke about it and I’ve never had a conversation with anyone from Westlife about getting back together.

“I don’t know why the rumours are rife now – maybe it’s because it’s been so long since we’ve broken up. But we’re certainly not talking about it,” he said.

Source: RTE

Sep 16th, 2015

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Sep 14th, 2015

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Sep 7th, 2015

Irish star Brian McFadden returns to TV screens on Monday for the second series of Who’s Doing The Dishes? and he tells This Morning he is having a “hoot” snooping around celebrity homes.

The former Westlife star presents the daytime show where members of the public are treated to the culinary skills of the rich and famous.

Brian explained to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: “We bring them into the house, they don’t know whose house it is and I’m in the kitchen with the celebrity.

“They cook three meals and then we have clues in the names of the dishes and they’ve got to guess whose house it is.

“It’s actually quite a big deal, you would be surprised how scared people are of actually doing the dishes. It’s a hoot.”

Asked what the standard of food on offer was like, Brian replied: “Some of them are good, but then you’ve got people like Arg from TOWIE – not the finest cook we’ve ever worked with…

“Ann Widdecombe was a very traditional cook, she kept putting me on the naughty step! She kept correcting my English, she kept shouting at me, slapping me. But I just kept flirting with her all day, I loved it.

“I have so much fun doing it – it’s so funny that this is a job because I get to go to all these people’s houses and I get to spend the whole day just talking to them and learning about them.

“And watching them try to cook!”

But despite spending long hours in the kitchen, the singer admitted he is not the best at cooking for himself.

He said: “I’m rubbish. We’ve done about 60 episodes of this now where I’ve watched all these amazing people cooking food, and the only thing I’ve actually learned is how to make a prawn cocktail.”

As well as his presenting duties, Brian is also concentrating on his music having just released his latest single Call On Me Brother – a tribute to the male friends in his life.

Brian – who recently separated from his wife, Vogue Williams – explained: “No matter what I go through, my boy mates have always been there for me. Whether it is ups or downs they have always been there.

“This is me kind of thanking them for that and also reminding them that I’m also there for them if they ever need me.”

Source: UTV

Sep 3rd, 2015

Irish singer Brian McFadden “flirted” with Ann Widdecombe while filming ‘Who’s Doing The Dishes?’.

The 35-year-old star had a particularly “funny” day shooting the cooking game show – where contestants try to guess whose house they are dining in – with the former politician, despite her continually rebuffing his advances.

He said: “My favourite place was Ann Widdecombe’s home because it was such a funny day.

“She spent most of the day correcting my English and I spent most of the time flirting with her.

“I was asking her if she’d read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, which she hasn’t, and she kept telling me to go to the corner and be quiet.”

Brian was also amused when filming with transgender former boxer Kellie Maloney.

He said: “Kellie was great fun. She was chopping cucumbers going: ‘Oooh, this feels familiar!’ I was like: ‘Did she just say that?’ ”

However, the former Westlife singer didn’t have the best time filming with ‘X Factor’ couple Stevi Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello.

He told Closer magazine: “It’s weird doing two people and for most of filming they were arguing.

“Chloe wasn’t impressed with my Brian’s Bonus [extra clue] as she felt it was too obvious. At the end I went to give her a hug and she was like: ‘No.’ Awkward.”

Source: Irishexaminer

Sep 3rd, 2015

He’s been engaged three times, got married twice, and so far it’s never worked out. Maybe this is because until Brian McFadden left home his Irish mammy did everything for him. He never cleans, he can’t cook (despite fronting a TV food show) and until recently he had no idea how to do the washing.

Now he’s about to divorce wife No 2, and though it seems to be amicable, the first time this far-from-new-man actually missed living with model and reality star Vogue Williams was when he couldn’t work the washing machine.

“I’m not self sufficient,” explains 35-year-old Brian, who first found fame with boyband Westlife when he was 17. “I’m f***ing useless,” he adds.

“When Vogue first left I had to figure out how to use a washing machine. That was funny. It wasn’t that funny actually. I wrecked some of the clothes. I didn’t understand the difference between the materials so I was just throwing lots of stuff in. Stuff came out looking different shapes. But I called Vogue and she talked me through it. I have a cleaner now – Vogue never wanted a cleaner. She had a passion for it, but I certainly don’t.”

When I meet Brian he is sweaty and breathless after training with Mike Tindall and Louis Spence for today’s Rugby Aid 2015 at Harlequins’ Twickenham Stoop stadium.

After a shower he’s back sitting next to me 10 minutes later. “See, ladies can take a leaf out of my book. That’s the quickest turn around in history,” he chuckles. He may not be able to wash his underpants, but at least Bri can wash himself.

“My mum did everything until I was 17,” he says.

“And everybody else did it for me when I was with the band, I lived in hotels until I was 26. Then I always had cleaners. I was always on the road.”

For most of the 21st century he’s been too busy buying rings to learn a few practical skills. Brian was 21 when he wed former Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona in a lavish 2002 wedding. The couple have two daughters, Molly, now 13, and Lilly-Sue, 12, but split after only two years. Next came an engagement ring for Aussie singer and actress Delta Goodrem, but they parted in April 2011.

Brian met and married Vogue in a whirlwind 16 months, but in July this year he announced on Twitter that their marriage was over. “Both of us are fine,” he tells me.

“People don’t understand… it was an amicable split-up and we are still best friends. She stays at my house a couple of times a week. We still have a dog together and she still takes my kids out. We are genuinely best friends – that is a part of the relationship that never changes. People are always asking, What was the reason?’ There is no reason. Me and her just decided that’s where we were in our lives.”

“People ask ‘Did you meet someone else?’ or ‘Did you fall out of love?’ It’s nothing to do with any of that. It’s just something that happened to the two of us. We made the decision together. We both knew for a long time that was coming to an end.”

“It is still really, really sad, but what’s made it easier is that we are still talking.

“I’ve been through a lot of different break-ups in my life and this one is even strange to me because it is honest. It’s the best break up I’ve ever had, the easiest one in history. The worst thing would be losing Vogue as a friend.”

Brian vows he will never marry again. Mind you, he said that after his split with Kerry. And after breaking up with Delta. But he insists: “I’ve a very strong feeling now that I’ll probably never get married again.

“This is the first time in my life I’ve ever been through a relationship, come out of it and gone, ‘You’re not a kid any more – you might have missed the boat,’ ” he says.

“Now that I’m not married I’m getting an opportunity to do different things, maybe travel or go to LA and pursue a career in acting.

“That would be great. Do something weird and climb Mount Everest. If you were married you couldn’t do that.

“It’s not about soul-searching. I don’t believe in that rubbish, it’s about having fun and trying something new.”

One of his mates has already moved in to his London home (maybe he helps with the washing) and Brian is so grateful to his loyal old pals he’s written a song for them. Call On Me Brother is the first single from his new album.

“It’s a song about my male friends,” he says. “Through all the s*** they’ve always been there. My friend from Dublin is living with me now.”

Brian has also been helping his ex Kerry get through her marriage crisis with husband George Kay. “They’ve got their own thing going on and they are back together now,” he says. “The kids are happy and that is all that matters.”

Keeping Molly and Lilly-Sue happy also involves making sure that they avoid guys like, well… him. He says the thought of his daughters going out with a boybander horrifies him. Brian declares: “God help boys when they come knocking at my door. That puts me in a bad mood. “I was a boy and I know what I was like. I would never let them go out with a guy in a pop group.

“That is never happening, no f***ing way. That’s disgusting, the thought of that. I’m keeping them locked away.”

He’s back on ITV on Monday afternoon presenting a second series of Who’s Doing The Dishes? Four contestants have to guess which celebrity’s house they are dining in each day. “You’d think after being on the cooking show and working with all these top chefs like Aldo Zilli and Antony Worrall Thompson I would have learnt something but I haven’t,” he confesses.

“I still can’t cook, I’m the worst cook on the planet. The only thing I have learnt is how to make a prawn cocktail. “It’s prawns, ketchup and mayonnaise. That’s all it is.”

By the end of our chat, Brian seems to lamenting that his soon-to-be ex-wife will no longer be knocking up his meals in the kitchen. “Out of my partners, Vogue is the best cook,” he says. “She’s a great cook. She makes home-made burgers, a great chilli, a really great salad.

“It’s our anniversary today and I’ve already spoken to her this morning. But I’m OK.” Maybe Brian should save this article in case it turns out that there is a next Mrs McFadden. Just so she knows exactly what she’s letting herself in for…

Source: Mirror

Sep 2nd, 2015

Brian McFadden is making a back with a new single ‘Call on Me Brother’, to coincide with the release, Brian will be performing two gigs in London and Dublin this November.

November 3rd at Bush Hall, London

November 4th at Whelan’s, Dublin

Tickets are on sale from Friday September 4th, here.

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