Irish pop mogul Louis Walsh has reconciled with his former protege Ronan Keating after a two-year rift.

The music manager, who is currently starring as a talent show judge alongside Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne on British TV's The X Factor, fell out with Keating, after the singer dumped him as his manager.

Westlife manager Walsh explains, "I did have a big falling out with Ronan. But I'm over it.

"Ronan is a nice guy and I said some unkind things about him. I'm sorry.

"I'd never say no to working with him again. I'd love to get Boyzone together again. If the Take That reunion can work, why not Boyzone?"

Boyzone bandmates Keating, Stephen Gately, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch and MIKEY GRAHAM split in 1999 after dominating the UK charts for five years.