With a second album coming out later this month, Shane Filan has officially carved out a name for himself as a solo artist.
But while the Westlife lads may not feature on the new record, another notable pop star most certainly does. Shane revealed today that his album Right Here includes a duet with none other than former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle.
He revealed the news via Instagram today, after first teasing the announcement last night.
"So pleased to tell you that the brilliant @nadinecoyle has joined me in the studio to record a duet called I Could Be for my new album," he wrote alongside a picture of the pair.
As for Nadine, she is a self-confessed Westlife fan who admits she "used to love listening to [Shane's songs] growing up."
Album number two is something of a gamble for Shane, who declared bankruptcy in 2012, with his €10m Sligo mansion selling for just €800,000 two years later.
Shane first came into money problems when his property company Shafin Developments went bust, leaving him and his brother Finbarr with a debt of €23m.
"I put all my eggs in one basket and invested in property," he told the Irish Independent back in 2013.
As for a Westlife reunion, Shane says it's not on the cards at the moment, but all the same he won't rule it out. "We had a great time in Westlife… but we called it at the right time, we didn’t want to be in the band anymore, any of us, and that's why we split up," he told OK! today.
"There’s no point in me saying it’s never going to happen, because that would be lying."
We're already getting our hopes up for a Westlife/Girls Aloud joint tour…