Brian McFadden wants to be an actor.

Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden

The 36-year-old singer songwriter - who made up one fifth of the Irish band Westlife alongside Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan - has admitted his Boyzone pal Keith Duffy has encourage him to embark on an acting career, and Brian has admitted he might "give it a go".

Speaking to The Sun Online about changing his career path, he said: "Going into acting is something I've thought about. Keith Duffy from Boyzone loves acting and tells me I'd love it, so if the right opportunity came long, maybe I'd give it a go."

However, Brian - who quit the boy band in 2004 - has revealed he fears he won't enjoy starring in blockbuster movies or on a soap because filming music videos used to "freak" him out.

He added: "But then I think about how much I hated making music videos. Doing the same shot three times used to freak me out, and that only lasted for 14 hours. Imagine being there for months?!"

Meanwhile the 'Who's Doing the Dishes?' host - who split from his second wife Vogue Williams in 2015 after three years of marriage - has revealed he has "definitely enjoyed" the single life, although he is currently dating a mystery celebrity.

He said: "I have definitely enjoyed being single. It's been fun and I like flirting. I'm not on Tinder but I have met girls and got their numbers, then flirty-texted them. I haven't been on many dates but it's just nice not to have any responsibility. I'm supposed to be going on a date with someone. She's in the industry but I'm not telling you her name. We've never met before but she started talking to me on Twitter. It's random, I know."

Meanwhile, Brian - who has daughters Lilly-Sue, 13, and Molly, 15, with his former partner Kerry Katona - has revealed his best relationship is with his children.

He explained: "I had kids when I was in my early, so I grew up with them. My relationship with my girls is more of a friendship, rather than just being their parent. Everything we do together is fun and there's no strictness."