|Birth name||Kian John Francis Egan|
29 April 1980 |
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, Judge|
|Instruments||Vocals, drums, piano, guitar|
|Associated acts||Westlife, Wonderland, Jodi Albert|
Kian John Francis Egan (born 29 April 1980) is an Irish musician, best known as a former member of the boyband Westlife. He is currently a coach on The Voice of Ireland and is currently participating in the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.
Aside from being a member of Irish boy band Westlife, Kian, (during a year long hiatus from the group on 2008) launched a new venture along with Louis Walsh to put together and co-manage girlband, Wonderland, their debut album reached number 6 in Ireland and number 8 in the UK; just 4 months later, however, they were dropped by Mercury Records.
He is one of the four coaches on The Voice of Ireland. However, his dreams of winning the show went to tatters as he threw his lot in with Jim Devine, a Northern Irishman. This immediately put him at a disadvantage to the other contestants as, ahead of the final, people in Northern Ireland could not download his single, the tally of which contributed to his vote. Egan was left fuming and in need of support from Sharon Corr as he expressed his opinion on the unfairness of it all and had "huge rows" about it but to no avail.
In June, Kian announced in an interview with the Sunday Life that he was "looking at doing a TV show in the next few weeks with Sky on surfing". Later reports suggested that the show would be eight episodes long and would broadcast on Sky1 later in the year.
In July 2012, Kian presented This Morning's Hub on a regular basis, standing in for regular hosts, later in the year, in October, Kian began giving weekly reports on This Morning about the remaining contestants in the ninth series of The X Factor. Kian reported every Friday morning, before the competition's live shows that weekend.
On 21 October 2012 Kian became a co-presenter of the new revamped version of Surprise Surprise. The show returned for a second series in 2013 without him.
- Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong (31 October 2008) - Guest
- Lorraine (15 November 2010, 7 March 2011) - Guest
- Celebrity Juice (23 December 2010, 5 April 2012) - Panellist
- Loose Women (14 November 2011) - Guest
- Daybreak (9 November 2012) - Guest
- Fake Reaction (24 January 2013) - Guest
- 8 Out of 10 Cats (8 February 2013) - Panellist
- Your Face Sounds Familiar (27 July 2013) - Guest judge
- The Cube: Celebrity Special (2014) - Contestant
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
It was confirmed on 11 November 2013, that Kian had arrived in Australia ahead of the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, which he has been taking part in from 17 November 2013.
|Day||Air Date||Trial||Public Vote||No. of Stars||End Result|
|1||17 November 2013||Turntable of Terror||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|2||18 November 2013||Monday Night Takeaway||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|3||20 November 2013||Up to Your Neck in It||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|4||21 November 2013||Sub-merged||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|5||22 November 2013||Hang Glider from Hell||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|6||23 November 2013||Critter Canteen||The two new campmates Annabel Giles and Vincent Simone were forced to take part in this challenge. There was no public vote||N/A||Safe|
|7||24 November 2013||Cavern of Claws||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|7||24 November 2013||Critters Got Talent (Live)||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|8||27 November 2013||In Cave Danger||Was voted for by the public||Safe|
|9||28 November 2013||Limo Scream||Was not voted for by the public||N/A||Safe|
|10||29 November 2013||Drown Under||Fellow campmates voted for who they wanted to take part in this challenge. There was no public vote. Rebecca Adlington did this trial.||N/A||Safe|
|11||30 November 2013||Drown Under||Fellow campmates voted for who they wanted to take part in this challenge. There was no public vote. David Emanuel did this trial||N/A||Safe|
|12||1 December 2013||Critter Crates||All celebrities who were not immune from the first public vote took part in this challenge. Kian was one of these.||DNQ||Safe|
|13||2 December 2013||Who Dares Wins Stars||Fellow campmates voted for who they wanted to take part in this challenge. There was no public vote. Laila Morse did this trial||N/A||Safe|
|14||3 December 2013||Scares Rock||Fellow campmates voted for who they wanted to take part in this challenge. There was no public vote. Steve Davis did this trial||N/A||Safe|
|15||4 December 2013||Plank of Peril||Fellow campmates voted for who they wanted to take part in this challenge. There was no public vote. Kian and Alfonso Ribeiro did this trial together|
Egan was born to Patricia and Kevin (d. 2009). He has three brothers; Tom, Gavin and Colm, and three sisters; Marielle, Vivienne and Fenella. He is the fifth of 7 children. He attended Summerhill College secondary school in Sligo, where he met fellow band members Mark Feehily and Shane Filan.
Egan married English actress/singer Jodi Albert on 8 May 2009 in Barbados. Egan's father was unable to attend the wedding after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, and died shortly after. On 31 July 2011 the couple announced they were expecting their first child. Westlife's official Facebook page announced that Albert had given birth to a baby boy named Koa at 18:10 on 20 December 2011. The family live in Strandhill, County Sligo.
In his free time, he enjoys surfing. Egan spoke of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa but said he would not go after Thierry Henry knocked out the Republic of Ireland national football team with his hand in Paris.
- Finn, Melanie (28 October 2011). "Bressie's in the hotseat in search for the Voice". Evening Herald. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Kian Egan "fuming" over Voice scandal". 98FM (Communicorp - owned by Denis O'Brien). 26 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
- "Sharon offers Kian support". 98FM (Communicorp - owned by Denis O'Brien). 27 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
- "Westlife's Kian Egan and wife Jodi Albert are expecting their first child". heatworld.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "No Westlife wipeout! Kian Egan can more than hold his own on a surfboard as he takes to the waves in Barbados". Dailymail.co.uk. 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- Nadia Neophytou. Westlife looks forward to World Cup. Eyewitness News.
- Official Website
- Kian Egan at the Internet Movie Database
- Westlife's Official Website
- One Breathe Westlife
- Westlife Forever - fansite
- - I'm A Clebrity Facebook Fan Page