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By Tina CalderPhoto by Fabrizio Belluschi

IT’S a battle of girl-power against the extreme might of Irish boyband Westlife.
According to insiders in the Westlife camp the band plan to release their new album on the same day as the Spice Girls.
It will be the Spice Girls’ first release since Forever in November 2000 when Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehil and Brian McFadden who was still in the band at the time stole the number one spot with their album Coast To Coast.
Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C announced their long anticipated come-back earlier this month but are said to “devastated” that Westlife could steal their thunder once more.
A source close to Westlife said: “The boys have pencilled in a release date for later this year but will move it depending on what the girls do.
“They think it will be a good marketing ploy to recreate the great battle of 2000 and are sure they will get the Number One spot.”
Westlife are currently on holiday but will be returning early next month to work on new material.
A spokesman for the band added: “The Westlife boys will be heading into the studio in the next few weeks to begin working on their new album”.


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