Westlife will never reunite once their farewell tour is over.

The Irish boy band – made up of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan – will split in 2012 after a greatest hits album and string of concerts and are adamant they will never record or perform together again.

Kian said: “We walked away from a multi-million-pound record deal that would have changed our lives forever, secured our future beyond anything.

“It’s not about the money. We’d have made far more on a new record than we ever would with a comeback tour.”

Shane also said they will all support each other if any of them decide to release a solo record.

He said: “The first person to decide to do a solo record, the other three will all be there.

“Everyone’s thought about going solo – I would love to continue singing for a living.”

For now, the group – who had a total of 13 number one hit singles in the UK, including ‘Swear it Again’ and ‘Flying Without Wings’ – are putting all their efforts into the farewell tour. However, original fifth member Brian McFadden will not be joining them.

Kian said: “We still text him and stuff, but he’s not coming back.”