Irish boy band Westlife have slammed the British press for blaming Delta Goodrem for the demise of their former bandmate Brian McFadden's marriage. The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS hitmakers insist the Australian pop star, who collaborated on their last album, is an innocent victim and had nothing to do with MCFadden's split from Kerry Katona in 2004. In recent months, details of their tempestuous marriage have dominated British newspapers, with Katona claiming her ex-husband's relationship with Goodrem pushed her towards drink and drug abuse. But the band are adamant Goodrem played no direct part in the heartbreak. Singer NICKY BYRNE says, "We feel sorry for Delta. People blame her but she's the victim in this."