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One Degree Of Separation

by | 5th, February 2004

‘WHAT works for Hollywood and Kevin Bacon in seven degrees has been pared down in Ireland to become the one degree of separation that links pretty much the entire population of that emerald isle to Westlife.

‘I had joy, I had fun…’

On the cover of this week’s Hello!, we are invited to celebrate Samantha Mumba’s 21st ‘star-studded’ birthday party by looking at photos of the event.

And immediately we know the identity of the promised star studs. Yep. Westlife.

Page after page of the do features members of Sligo’s finest posing with their assorted girlfriends, wives, Ms Mumba’s friends and the birthday girl herself.

And don’t doubt for a moment that Westlife’s influence extends only to Ireland’s glitterati, as another story shows how the country’s politicians have moved closer to the band.

When we read that Cecelia Ahern, the Irish prime minister’s daughter, has written a book, we also note that she went to the launch with her bother-in-law, Westlife’s very own Nicky Byrne.

It’s clear that no event in Ireland is complete with a sparkling of Westlife magic.

Whether partying with a screen siren or making polite conversation with Dublin’s literary elite, the Westlife clan are there.

And long may they stay there…’



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