Ex-BOYZONE star Stephen Gately has spoke candidly about the rift that developed between the boyband members following their split.

Gately, now appearing on the West End stage in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, admits the Father and Son group fell out dramatically - especially with lead singer Ronan Keating.

Stephen says, "It was true we weren't speaking.

"And I speak to the rest of the guys except Ronan and I look forward to receiving a call from him."

Gately also reveals the biggest rift was between Ronan and Keith Duffy, who now acts in British soap Coronation Street.

He adds, "Keith met up with him about two or three weeks ago.

"I think they had just had enough and decided to call an end to it."

22/08/2003 13:16