In light of the recent news that Westlife are getting back together, we recap our favourite boy bands that split and reunited.

Take That are one of many boy bands to split and get back together

Take That are one of many boy bands to split and get back together

Take That

Formed in 1990, the original Take That members consisted of Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald.

Robbie quit the group in 1995 and Jason in 2014. When they split in 1996, fangirls everywhere went into meltdown. But the group reunited 9 years later, much to every music lover’s delight.

The group have had 28 top 40 singles in the UK.


Although they won’t be joined by Brian McFadden, we can’t wait to hear the new music from the Irish boy band.

They were formed in 1998 and split in 2012, but now 6 years later, they’ve announced they will be reuniting!


Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch formed Boyzone  in 1993, but after 7 years they split. They reunited in 2008 and played their Better tour.

Tragically, in 2009 Stephen Gately died suddenly, leaving bandmates, family and fans devastated.

The remaining members are still together.


Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe were the four quarters of Blue. The lads formed the group in 2000. 5 years later they announced their hiatus, and it wasn’t until 2011 that they finally reunited for the Eurovision song contest - but it was worth the wait!

The Backstreet Boys

The American boy band formed in 1993 and consisted of AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell.

In 2005 we thought it was all over for the Backstreet Boys when Kevin left the group to concentrate on himself, but in 2012 he rejoined the group for their 20th anniversary.

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