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Monday 26 January 2015

Westlife's Kian Egan: My wife won't be 'tarted up' like Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud Tour 2008
Girls Aloud Tour 2008
Kian Egan of Westlife
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Nicola Roberts (left) and Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Catwalk show
Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud - official tour image
Kian Egan of Westlife attends the funeral of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately at St Laurence O'Toole Church in Dublin
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British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court
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British group Girls Aloud perform at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Girls Aloud - official tour image
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Smash Hit: Nadine (centre) and Girls Aloud

Westlife's Kian Egan has said he won't have his wife “tarted up” for her new band like members of Girls Aloud.

The Irish singer turned band manager said that he won't allow Jodi Albert and her colleagues to be dressed up in an “over-sexed” manner like Derry girl Nadine, Cheryl Cole and company.

Egan took a pop at the best-selling girlband, while explaining that he wanted his outfit to have a “classy catwalk, Gucci look”.

Kian made his comments during the band's interview with Cosmopolitan magazine.

He also told of how he will be “very controlling” when it comes to his band's image.

When asked whether there were any outfits he wouldn't like Jodi to wear, he replied: “Yes, I'll certainly be very controlling of their image because I think a lot of the girl bands now are way too tarted up.”

And he explained that his wife wouldn't be too “over-sexed” like Girls Aloud.

“If you look at Girls Aloud's last tour, it's too over-sexed. Jodi's is more of a classy catwalk, Gucci look. That's the sort of sexiness I want to achieve.”

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