Ronan Keating rules out Boyzone reunion, says ‘we went on a high’

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Speculation is mounting that the band will re-form before their 30th anniversary in 2024 with a new album and tour.

But Ronan Keating has refuted rumors of a Boyzone reunion, saying the band “went out on a high” in 2018 with their tour and album.

The singer, 45, explained that the band had ‘never felt the same’ after the death of bandmate Stephen Gately in 2009.

Disappointment: Ronan Keating has quashed rumors of a Boyzone reunion by saying the band ‘went out on a high’ in 2018 with their tour and album (LR Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Stephen Gately, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy )

Stephen tragically passed away at the age of 33 due to an undetected congenital heart defect.

Speaking to TBEN, Ronan said: ‘We’ve had 25 great years, we went on a high. We wrote the last chapter ourselves.

“For me, the band ended when Steven died, never felt the same again, and we carried on and did it for a while, but it never felt the same again.

“It was the right choice to finish it after 25 years as we did. We went out on a high, we had five great nights at the Palladium.

He continued, “They’re all my friends, we have great relationships, they’re all my brothers. I don’t want to taint that, I’m not going back to whip something that doesn’t feel right.

“What we did was special and we left people with all these great songs and that’s enough I think.”

The Irish band was founded in 1993 by talent manager Louis Walsh and rose to fame with hits such as No Matter What.

Tragically, Stephen died at his holiday home in Port D’Andratx, Majorca – and the death was later revealed to be due to a heart condition.

Emotional: Stephen tragically died at the age of 33 due to an undetected congenital heart defect (pictured at the funeral in 2009)

Emotional: Stephen tragically died at the age of 33 due to an undetected congenital heart defect (pictured at the funeral in 2009)

His body was discovered by his husband Andrew Cowles, whom he had married in 2003.

It comes when Ronan has been unveiled as Costa Coffee’s very first Director of Love, to spread love all over the country.

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He is on a mission to woo coffee aficionados by impromptu serenades and visiting Costa Coffee shops across the UK.

It comes when Ronan has been unveiled as Costa Coffee's very first Director of Love, to spread love all over the country.

Partnership: It comes when Ronan has been unveiled as Costa Coffee’s first-ever Director of Love, to spread love across the country

The campaign, which kicked off on Thursday 17 November, will be rolled out across the UK with a series of ‘declarations of love’ and far-reaching gestures, not least giving away millions of coffees.

Brits can get theirs by downloading the Costa Coffee app between now and 24 November 2022 and signing up for the Costa Club loyalty programme, with millions of free coffees and hot drinks up for grabs.

Shakir Moin, CEO of Costa Coffee, said: ‘Ronan Keating is responsible for some of the greatest love songs of all time, so who better to help us woo customers and shower them with love this holiday season?

He is on a mission to woo coffee aficionados by impromptu serenades and visiting Costa Coffee shops across the UK.

roller costa! He is on a mission to woo coffee aficionados by impromptu serenades and visiting Costa Coffee shops across the UK.

“Not only are we going to give away millions of barista-made coffees, but we’re going to take to the streets and even the air to show the British how we feel about them. Stay tuned for big surprises!’

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Speaking about why he wanted to join the campaign, Ronan said, “It kind of made sense to me. The guys called me and asked if I wanted to join them, a brand new role as Director of Love.

“It’s all about sharing the love and sharing, not just with our baristas and team and all the staff across Costa, but also with our customers. I think we all deserve it, everyone deserves it out there.

“It’s nice because there’s a genuine connection between me and love songs, so if they were trying to find someone, I’d like to say they made a good choice.”

Download the Costa Coffee app today to learn more about Costa Coffee’s new campaign.

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Man for the job: Ronan said, “It’s nice because there’s a genuine connection between me and love songs, so when they were trying to find someone, I’d like to say they chose well”