Irish band Westlife have turned to their former member BRYAN McFADDEN for advice about looking super-slim - following his recent 28 pound (12.7 kilogram) weight-loss.

Kian Egan, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Nicky Byrne have recruited their former bandmate - who quit Westlife in March (04) - for tips on how to shed the pounds.

The singing quartet recently saw McFadden at a charity football match - and were very impressed with his more svelte physique.

A source tells British magazine NEW!, "It was like a GERI (Halliwell) moment.

"They all begged him to reveal his secret for looking lean and lovely."

Another source adds, "Bryan was always the fatty of the band, scoffing burgers and the like.

"Now the boys feel that the only way forward is to get a look like his."

21/06/2004 17:34