Brian McFadden says Rochdale is now his “first home” after finding love with a PE teacher

Brian McFadden says Rochdale is now his “first home” after finding love with a PE teacher.

The former Westlife star says he now spends most of his time in Rochdale after meeting Danielle Parkinson – and as a bonus living in Greater Manchester brings him closer to his beloved favourite football team Manchester United.

The Irish singer was recently seen sunning himself in Barbados with Danielle, who he met last year through mutual friends, ahead of his tour with former Boyzone star Keith Duffy as Boyzlife.

And he says things are going swimmingly with Danielle, who teaches at Matthew Moss High School.

Brian, who was previously married to Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona and Irish model Vogue Williams, told us: “We had a lovely holiday and it was nice to get away before the tour.

“And Danielle is a teacher so it was nice for her to have a holiday.

“We met in Manchester through mutual friends and at the moment it’s my first home.

“I’m in Rochdale all the time now.

“It’s perfect for me because I’m a Manchester United supporter and I enjoy playing golf in Manchester. “It isn’t my first time in Manchester but I had never been to Rochdale before.”

Father of two Brian, who was a member of the chart-topping boyband Westlife from 1998 to 2004, has joined forced with fellow Irish pop star and former Coronation Street actor Keith to form the singing and bantering duo Boyzlife.

Another Boyzlife tour of laughter, stories and music comes to the Hilton Deansgate on Thursday April 13 and Friday April 14.