As you may know, Shane Lynch is one of the contestants comprising the motley crew of this year's Celebrity Big Brother, and the Boyzone man has been discussing his time in the boyband.
The Dubliner was talking about his musical career with r'n'b singer Ginuwine, saying that he 'knew his lane' in the band and calling himself a 'wing man' rather than a 'sing man'. He also spoke fondly about his former bandmate, who died in 2009 at the age of 33.
"One of our bandmates, he died. It was '09 he died. And he was one of the leads too," he told the American singer. "He was 33 when he died. When that happened, we were in the middle of making a new album and at that point we were like, 'What do we do? Do we call it a day? Is there no more Boyzone? Is that it?'"
He continued: "But every time we got together as a group, the four of us came together, it was very apparent that he was alive, when we came together - because that was our bubble. He's so there. So we'll always be five, regardless of visually what you see. He will always be there."
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) January 8, 2018
Fans on Twitter praised Lynch for his touching tribute to Gately:
Aww bless him. I miss stephen too.
— elizabeth edwards (@edwards_lizz) January 9, 2018
@shanelynchlife you’ve never been just a wingman loved all five of you equally from the very beginning don’t sell yourself short your the one that acknowledges us fans âÂ?¤ï¸Â?âÂ?¤ï¸Â?âÂ?¤ï¸Â?
— Janine booth (@janine_booth) January 9, 2018
Aww lovely him talking about Stephen Gatley âÂ?¤
— Keeley Rohman (@keeleyroh) January 8, 2018
Steo gone but never ever forgotten ðŸ'•
— Laura Donaldson (@lauraidonaldson) January 8, 2018
Brought tears to my eyes, Steo would be so proud of all the Boyz you’ve done him amazingly proud xx
— Lynn Devine (@1980_lynn) January 8, 2018
Stephen will always be missed but always with you, you and the lads are doing him proud keep being yourself and do what you do best born musician and true gentleman
— sharon allard (@AllardShazx) January 8, 2018
He is never far from our hearts xx total love ðŸ'— Shane x
— mmirgema (@missgrimmi) January 8, 2018