WESTLIFE singer Shane Filan has hit out at the constant rumours the band plan to split - insisting they aren't ready to end it yet.

The Irish star confesses the fivepiece, Filan, Nicky Byrne, BRYAN McFADDEN, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily, have considered pursuing solo careers - but have hesitated because they know if they ever left, it would be for good.

The MY LOVE singer says, "None of us have any plans to leave - we're doing really well and loving what we're doing.

"Maybe in the future there may be a chance we'll have solo careers, but I have always said you can't go back to being in a group once you have left.

"We have all thought about what we are going to do when we do decide to call it a day. We would be mad not to.

"We all want to do different things, so hopefully there won't be too much competition between us."

09/02/2004 03:12