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Our favourite 12 pictures of Brian McFadden being Brian McFadden

Busking, Kurt Cobain t-shirts and celebrity soccer.

BRIAN MCFADDEN HAS been living it up in Australia for awhile now, with the odd trip home to see us in Ireland.

His music career has been continuing apace over there for a few years and now Brian has returned to the UK and Irish music world.

His new album The Irish Connection has just been released and it sees Brian cover 10 of his favourite songs ever.

It’s all Irish themed including a cover of All I Want Is You with Ronan Keating, a take on Black is the Colour with Sinead O’Connor and Brian’s own spin on 9 Crimes by Damien Rice.

We don’t want to call this album of the year or anything but a quick listen to the preview snippets below suggest it is truly something special.

Ahem.


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To celebrate the return of Brian we trawled through the archives to find the very best images of him.

Prepare yourself for some interesting fashion choices, equally interesting haircuts and other gems.

1. The time he paraded around with a baseball bat.

Oh yes you might remember Brian (or Bryan as he was known then) in white suits crooning away with the Westlife boys, but what about the time he played “softball” with the lads?

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2. These excellent fashion choices

Whether you prefer bootcut jeans or a snazzy coat, Brian has you covered

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3. The time he went out with Kerry Katona in this coat

Ah, remember when Brian and Kerry were just two youngsters in love and Brian wore a coat that looks like it’s made from marzipan?

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4. The time he met Cheryl Cole

She was called Cheryl Tweedy then. But she doesn’t seem very impressed either way

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5. When he played a charity football match and looked like he was twirling

The ball’s over THERE Brian!

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6. When he went to see Westlife perform after he left the band

Brian kept it classy that night, for sure.

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Here he is doing a Michael Jackson impression while the crowd wait for Westlife. Probably.

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7. The time he made this face.

So elegant. So refined.

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8. The questionable Kurt Cobain t-shirt

Oh dear.

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9. The time he went busking on Grafton Street.

This. happened.

This. ACTUALLY. happened.

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THIS.

HAPPENED.

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