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YOU'RE DONE DOWN UNDER MCFADDEN; Writer urges singer & new wife to leave Oz.


AN outspoken Australian newspaper columnist has claimed Brian McFadden has outstayed his welcome in the country.

The ex-Westlife star moved Down Under in 2004 to be with his then girlfriend Deltra Goodrem.

He carved out a career for himself on Australia's Got Talent, broke up with Delta and moved his new wife Vogue Williams out to be with him.

But the TV show has swapped stations with new network Nine saying they no longer need Brian's services.

Writing in the leading Australian newspaper The Sunday Telegraph, columnist Ros Reines claimed the foulmouthed singer is seen as "a bit of a brat".

Reines wrote: "It's taken a while but magnificently mercurial Irish crooner Brian McFadden may have finally worn out his welcome.

"Now that his television vehicle Australia's Got Talent has been axed from Seven's line-up, and with new owners Nine declaring they will co-opt their own judging panel, he and beautiful new wife Vogue Williams suddenly have less reason to be here.

"It certainly hasn't helped his cause that the nation has not warmed to his recording career. Thanks to his toxic tweeting and very public "brawls" involving ex-wife Kerry Katona, those love songs are just not believable." Reines, who also felt the wrath of Brian, pointed to his infamous single There You Are (Drunk At The Bar) as another reason for his unpopularity after it was accused of inciting date rape.

She said his rumoured "huff" over the Australia's Got Talent ratings did nothing "to endear him to Seven nor do a great deal for any ongoing career as an Australian television personality".

But his most fatal mistake Reines wrote, is his fall-out with Aussie treasure Goodrem.

The columnist said: "His colourful Twitter wars, which have included this columnist in the past (though we publicly patched it up), are the stuff of legend, with McFadden often using the social media site to vent against his foes with the sort of language that would do a wharfie proud.

"Now his ex, Goodrem, whom he dated for seven years, seems set to cop it. The cold war between the two has been simmering for some time with Goodrem seemingly writing about the failed relationship in her recent album Child Of The Universe.

"McFadden may seem intent on putting forward his side of the split, but what he has to understand is it would be a fatal mistake to criticise Goodrem, an Australian musical treasure who is also a cancer survivor. He is never going to win that battle or co-opt us to his side when he takes on one of our own."

Irish Mirror Comment: Page 10

It's taken a while but mercurial Brian may have worn out his welcome ROS REINES


BLAST Ros Reines

EX-PATS Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 6, 2012
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