When the book is written on the impact of boy bands on international pop culture, it's fair to say that a special chapter will be reserved for Ireland.
Back in the mid-90's, Louis Walsh's Dublin five-piece Boyzone sprang to international fame with a string of catchy hits and best-selling albums before they passed the torch onto Westlife who arguably reached an even higher scale of pop stardom.
Throughout their careers, both groups have had their fair share of ups and downs. Westlife changed from a quintet to a quartet when Brian McFadden packed it all in in 2004 while Boyzone lost a member through much more tragic circumstances when Stephen Gately passed away five years later.
It now seems like McFadden could be ready to pick up the mic as part of a group again but not for the one you think.
According to the Irish Mirror , Brian could perform the ultimate act of betrayal by linking up with Boyzone. He's set to support Ronan, Shane, Mikey and Keith on their upcoming 25th anniversary tour and Shane reckons he could even join them on stage for a few tunes.
"There's a possibility of Brian joining us.
"He's doing the whole tour on a support but there is no point in him hanging around.
"I'd like to bring him on stage for a couple of songs with the boys."
Brian has recently been touring with another Boyzone man, Keith Duffy as part of 'Boyzlife' and that wasn't the first time the worlds of Ireland's two biggest boy bands have collided. The two groups performed together (minus Brian) on TV in 2011 as a tribute to Gately.
Would you like to see Brian as part of Boyzone? How would the Westlife lads feel? Could you genuinely not give a toss? Let us know in the comments.