Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Westlife Kian: I won't go solo

Kian Egan is enjoying TV presenting work and spending time at home with wife Jodi Albert and their baby

Westlife's Kian Egan has insisted he won't be releasing any solo material - because he'd feel under too much pressure.

The Irish boyband split up this summer after 14 years together in which they notched up 14 number one singles and a string of hit albums and Kian doesn't think he could live up to that on his own.

He revealed at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Award: "I think the idea of going solo is a huge amount of pressure to get it all right, and coming out of a band that's been so successful, I think it's going to be a huge pressure for any of us to try and release solo music and make it as big and successful."

The 32-year-old is now focusing on work as a TV presenter, working on The Xtra Factor, Surprise Surprise, This Morning and as a coach on music talent show The Voice of Ireland.

Kian said: "I kind of feel like the TV is a natural fit. So for me this is a lot less stressful, it's a good challenge, it's new, it's different and it's really enjoyable."

He has also been enjoying time with wife Jodi Albert and their 10-month-old son Koa.

He said: "I'm kind of keeping busy, not too busy, it's nice to have a bit of down time and spend a bit of time at home with Jodie and the baby. Just relaxing, chilling out and little bit of work."

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