However, he has again decided to step down. "I need to concentrate on being with the boys. We've got a lot coming up so I've decided they'll take priority," the Daily Star quoted him as telling Sunday People. He added: "I love the show so it's been a hard decision. But I know it's right. I've made lots of friends on the show so it will be bad to leave them, but I have to commit to the band."
The Irish boyband is planning a tour soon, following the death of band member Stephen Gately in October last year.