Ex-WESTLIFE star Brian McFadden is planning to kickstart his flagging solo career with a cover of his former boyband's biggest hit FLYING WITHOUT WINGS.

Irish McFadden plans to record the new version of the tune with his Australian girlfriend Delta Goodrem for his upcoming second album, and thinks the move will be a resounding success.

He says, "It'll feature a duet with me and Delta.

"I've been touring with Delta in Australia and we did Flying Without Wings as a duet in the shows. It turned out great - everybody loved it."