Jun 8th, 2014

Some matches are made in heaven.

And some are made on TV – and believe us, there’s very little that’s heavenly about this dating show.

“One thing you can guarantee is that at least once a week you’re going to go, what the hell?”, says the show’s co-host Brian McFadden, of Westlife fame.

“The contestants are very forward – it’s much wilder than Take Me Out.

“If it aired before the watershed we’d have to cut most of the footage. It would only last about five minutes… I was shocked by a lot of it.”

The OMG factor comes from seeing 40 women cheekily interrogate four men who hope to win a date with one of them.

At the end of each round, the women then go and stand by their favourite man.

Brian, 33, explains that the ladies will put the guys through a series of challenges.

“The first round is visual and the girls go for really obvious things like big arms or chests or who looks most attractive.

“But by the pillow talk round, it all changes, and they like the guy with the best personality,” he says.

The man with the most women in his line at the end is the champion and he can choose which girl he wants to date.

But even that is risky.

“If you went out with them you’ll have the best night ever…and probably end up in prison,” laughs Brian.

“On one of the dates they’re going for a curry – they’re the worst prizes ever.”

Brian and co-host Laura Jackson will mingle with the singletons, inviting them to reveal further cheeky snippets of information about themselves.

After saying bye-bye to the rejection pile, most of the women return to the show each week, meaning that viewers will get to know them.

It has been a chance for Brian, who is married to model and DJ Vogue Williams, to learn what women really want!

“This show was a real eye-opener for me,” he says.

“Muscles, they all want tall, dark, handsome with muscles. But who doesn’t? Don’t we all!

“I’m over the moon to host this show,” he adds.

“Dating should be a fun and exciting experience and I’m looking forward to creating compatible matches, fingers crossed!”

Stand By Your Man – Friday, Channel 5, 10pm

SOURCE: Mirror

May 31st, 2014

T might be because Father’s Day is only two weeks away… but former Westlife star Brian McFadden is getting broody.

And the 34-year-old, who is on the cusp of a big British telly career, is also overjoyed that his strained relationship with former wife Kerry Katona seems to be on an even keel – meaning he’ll be able to spend June 15 with their two children, Molly, 12, and Lilly-Sue, 11.

Dubliner Brian is married to Irish model and DJ Vogue Williams and would like to start a family with her – although not just yet because they are both launching new careers.

The singer is about to present dating show Stand By Your Man on Channel 5 and ITV daytime show Who’s Doing the Dishes in the autumn, while Vogue’s modelling career has taken off.

Brian said: “I would like another baby but not right now.

“I don’t think it’s the right time for us to be thinking of having children, especially as Vogue is really kicking off her career.

“The last thing she needs is to take a step back and take a year out to have a baby.

“But we definitely want a baby. It’s on the cards, just not right at this moment.”

Brian’s happy marriage and snowballing television career have also helped his relationship with his children.

There have been difficult times over the past decade.

Kerry, who he married in 2002, separated from in 2004 and divorced in 2006, has often taken shots at him in the press over his parenting but since leaving Westlife, Brian has spent much of his time in Australia.

He was engaged to Australian singer Delta Goodrem but split up with her in 2011 after seven years together.

Now back in London and married to Vogue since September 2012, Brian can see his kids more and Kerry has a new fiance, George Kay, the father of her fifth child.

Brian said: “We are all very happy now and happy for each other. We are in a really good place.

“She’s got a new baby and everything seems to have settled down for all of us, which is great.

“We are a little bit older and wiser than we were.”

He is delighted to be able to see his daughters.

“It’s been great because I’m back in London and we can see each other whenever we want.

“Obviously in Australia, coming back every six or seven weeks and seeing them for a few days wasn’t great.

“The hardest part was only seeing them on the phone because of the time difference.

“I’d wake up in the morning and they’d be going to bed.

“Then when they were getting up, I’d only have a short window before they went to school.

“Now they are older, they’ve got their own phones so we can call whenever we want. It’s perfect now, really good.

“I’ll have a nice Father’s Day this year. It’ll be lovely.”

He also beams with pride at his wife Vogue, admitting “I’m a very lucky boy” and winking before laughing: “It’s the power of the Westlife.”

Maybe being in a boyband has helped his dating but it seems the pair have much in common – including a love of golf.

It’s fair to say Brian is golf daft and
it helps that Vogue’s family also love the sport and often come to ­Scotland to play.

Vogue’s mum and stepdad, who is Scottish, used to have a house in Edinburgh and while they now live in Spain, they are still members of the Archerfield Links club in North Berwick, which is good news for Brian, having played there a few times as well as at The Carrick at Loch Lomond. Brian said: “I love the golfing life and Scotland is great for it. I don’t wander around in a kilt though, it’s usually just plus fours.

“It’s where I do a lot of business now, like they say.

“My manager tries to get me into the office for meetings and I just won’t go so we play together a couple of times a week and get most of our work done on a course.”

It’s been a decade since Brian quit Westlife. He was undoubtedly the most popular member of the group, who dominated the charts with a string of No1s such as Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and Uptown Girl.

While the rest of Westlife continued to have a successful career, Brian’s early solo promise with his debut Real to Me also going to No1 faltered, although he also had a No3 hit Almost Here, with Delta.

He wrote songs for other artists including Girls Aloud and LeAnn Rimes and continued having hits in Ireland. But in 2008 he began a second career as a television presenter in Australia on Football Superstar and in 2010 as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent. Brian admitted: “I never imagined myself doing television.

“I always thought I’d just do music and I still do it and have two tours at
the end of the year but I’ve stumbled into television.

“It was two Scottish guys who run Fox8 who approached me. They wanted a host who knew something about football as it’s not that big over there. I got the buzz
for it.”

Back in Britain, Brian admitted he never saw himself as a TV host but this year he will present two new shows.

He’s even been linked to being a judge on The X Factor, especially as Simon Cowell chose him to do Australia’s Got Talent. He said: “I was out having a meal with Simon, Louis Walsh and Sinitta. If you speak to Simon, you’re in the mix but we never spoke about it.

“To be honest, being a judge isn’t something I’m looking at right now. What I’d rather have is Dermot O’Leary’s job hosting The X Factor.

“I want to be a hands-on and not sitting there talking.

“That’s the challenge for me now. What I loved in music for so long was that nervous tension in your stomach as you go on stage but I’ve been doing it
for so long and feel so comfortable on stage that I don’t get that nervous energy any more.

“But I’m getting it again doing television when I walk on stage in front of a live audience and have to read an autocue and interview people.

“I get that tingle in my stomach again.”

The first new show is Channel 5’s dating programme Stand By Your Man, which starts on June 13, where in each episode four guys will compete to win a date with one of 40 girls.

There will be various challenges for the lads to do to win the girls’ hearts.

Brian and co-host Laura Jackson will challenge Paddy McGuinness’s ITV dating show Take Me Out and Brian is looking forward to it.

He laughed: “Paddy was quite happy being the new Cilla Black but I’m not sure how he’ll feel if I’m the new Paddy McGuinness. I understand the
comparisons with Take Me Out but our show is aimed at a younger audience.”

Even with his Westlife experience, it must have been hard keeping 40 men-hungry girls in check.

Brian, who claims Vogue won’t be jealous and loves this kind of show, laughed: “I got on great with the girls. I had a laugh watching them dismantle these men.

“The guys would walk on very cocky and arrogant .

“After the girls had finished asking the questions and taking them apart, they were frail children by the end of it.”

Sadly for Brian, there was only one Westlife fan but, despite only being in his early 30s, it seems it’s the mums, not the girls, who remember him in his boyband days.

Brian said: “The girls say, ‘My nan is a big fan’.”

And don’t ask him for tips about dating. Brian claims the only chat-up line he ever had was ‘I’m in a boyband’ and he never dated but instead has gone from relationship to relationship.

He said: “I’m seeing the world I missed out on and I’m glad I did. These poor fellas go through the wringer to get a date.”

This week Brian starts his next TV project, Who’s Doing the Dishes, although it won’t be broadcast until the autumn.

The daytime show will see four diners trying to guess which celebrity’s house they are in and whose food they are eating.

He said: “The celebrity is in the kitchen watching everything that’s going on. It makes for some very awkward viewing.”

A cross between Come Dine With Me and Through the Keyhole, it sounds like it’s going to be a cult hit.

While Brian now has his sights set firmly on a career as a TV presenter, he hasn’t ruled out teaming up with his old Westlife pals, who finally split in 2012, in the distant future.

He said: “They are all concentrating on new careers like me.

“Who knows? Maybe one day there will be five mic stands back on stage. We might do an OAP tour.”

SOURCE: daily record

May 23rd, 2014

It’s been a while and we are sorry for our absence off the internet and lack of Brian news. As you can see our site is a little bit bare, so please bear with us as we are having to build the whole site up again from the very very beginning which sucks i know but it’s a fresh start i suppose.

For those who are wondering what happened here’s a little info on the situation, our old hosts wasn’t the best and kept crashing the site every time i did anything so i decided to move it and after i got accepted by the lovely Fan Sites Network to be hosted, the suddenly our old ones became very odd and blocked us from using the site, editing and access despite me actually owning the name to the site. After months and i mean months, its been at least 3 months of trying to get the site back from a back up i did a week before our old host’s became difficult, i have been unable to get the old site back which is over 6 years worth of content but don’t worry – i have all images saved for the gallery and will get to adding those in the coming month so keep your eyes on there but as for news it’s all gone but hey, at least it’s old news.

Time to look forward to the future and what Brian has to bring for us, thats the most important thing!!!

May 10th, 2014

Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward will join the cast of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage! for the sixth and final UK arena tour.

His debut X Factor single was the third-fastest selling of all time, he then starred in Dancing on Ice and is now taking his music in a new direction returning to the recording studio and working on a new album. The tour marks a return to musical theatre for Shayne after his celebrated West End debut in Rock Of Ages.

Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour in 2012, Live Nation and SJM Concerts, are delighted to announce that one of the most ground-breaking arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds – Alive on Stage! is to return for the sixth and final time in 2014. Tickets for existing dates are on sale now via thewaroftheworlds.com/tickets or at www.livenation.co.uk priced from £38.50.

The show will again feature a stellar cast with Jeff Wayne returning to the podium to conduct the 9-piece Black Smoke Band and 36-piece ULLAdubULLA Strings.

Shayne Ward has been confirmed as the final cast member and will play the Artilleryman alongside X Factor’s Joseph Whelan who performs the role of The Voice of Humanity, Westlife’s Brian McFadden as The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, Jason Donovan who reprises his role as Parson Nathaniel and Carrie Hope Fletcher who plays Beth, Parson Nathaniel’s Wife, direct from her highly acclaimed West End performance as Eponine in Les Miserables. Liam Neeson’s spell-binding 3D holographic performance as The Journalist also returns with enhanced technology.

Shayne, who excelled in Rock of Ages for his portrayal of Stacee Jaxx, is thrilled to be a part of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage!

Westlife Star Brian McFadden is excited about being involved in the show. He commented:

I’ve long been a fan of The War of The Worlds and am so excited to be involved in the tour. It’s a true honour to be involved in this electrifying show and to be joining such an exciting cast, including singing the thoughts of The Journalist, who is played by one of my Irish heroes, Liam Neeson. It’s also a thrill to be performing the two international Hit Singles “The Eve of The War” and “Forever Autumn”. I can’t wait for the tour to start – it’s going to be incredible!

-Brian McFadden

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Apr 24th, 2014

Brian McFadden is becoming quite the TV darling and he has now landed his own ITV daytime show.

The former Westlife star will present Who’s Doing the Dishes?, which will see four diners having to guess which celebrity’s house they’re in and whose food they are eating.

The programme will run every weekday and each day there will be a different celebrity in the kitchen.

The stars will cook up a storm as they prepare a starter, main and dessert for their expectant diners.

The guests will then discuss the meals and deliver their verdict on the celebrity’s culinary skills, before guessing which famous face is behind the menu.

What they won’t realise is that the celebrity will be watching their comments on a monitor in the kitchen. Let’s hope they’re not too harsh!

The guests won’t find out who is in the kitchen until the end of the meal, but they’ll be given various clues throughout and will be able to find their own clues by snooping around the house.

If they guess the celeb correctly, a cash prize will go into a collective pot – but if they lose, they must ‘do the dishes’.

Source: STV

Mar 27th, 2014

Girls, get your glad rags on and get in line as Brian McFadden and Laura Jackson are today announced as hosts of Channel 5’s brand new dating show Stand By Your Man, produced by ITV Studios and GroupM Entertainment. Which of our single guys will win over the hearts and votes of the majority of our girls and who, from their queue of adoring fans will our eligible bachelors choose to take on a date that could be the beginning of the ultimate romance?

Brian McFadden is best known for being one of the lead singers of mega-band Westlife (which sold over 50 million records worldwide & achieved 12 UK Number 1’s with Brian), as well, Brian’s debut solo single Real To Me shot straight to the top of the UK charts and gained huge success across Europe. He has more recently been a judge on Australia’s Got Talent, and now back in the UK full time, Brian has had an extremely busy twelve months with a UK tour, new music, guest presenting on ITV’s Daybreak as their entertainment correspondent and reaching the final of ITV’s Stepping Out with his wife Vogue. He comments: “I’m over the moon to host this show. Dating should be a fun and exciting experience and I’m looking forward to creating some compatible matches, fingers crossed!”

Laura Jackson has hosted Celebrity Super Spa and reported for Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side for Channel 5. She’s also presented Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed with Nick Grimshaw and Rick Edwards plus segments for ITV’s This Morning. More recently she’s been presenting ITV’s Scrambled. She comments: “Dating’s already a game, so Stand By Your Man isn’t a step that far from most of our weekend lives anyway! I look forward to encouraging the girls to put the guys through their paces.”

In Stand By Your Man, four male contestants compete to win a date with one of 40 girls from the studio audience. The guys face various rounds of fun challenges, each with the aim of revealing more about themselves and influencing the girls’ decisions. At the end of each round, the girls are asked to choose their favourite guy by standing in his respective line. Throughout the antics, Brian and Laura mingle with the girls and the guys, revealing further cheeky snippets of information about them all – so that everyone can really get to know each other. The guy chosen by the most girls at the end of the show is the winner. He gets to choose one lucky girl to take on the date – but will cupid’s arrow strike?

Source: Channel 5

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