The Diary by Dianne Bourne
It was undoubtedly a bittersweet moment for the Westlife lads as they performed for the very last time at the Manchester Arena at the weekend.
But arena staff made sure it was the sweetest finale – by presenting the Irish manband with 33 cupcakes to celebrate their record-breaking 33 gigs there over the years.
The foursome – Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan, are to split after this farewell tour following a hugely successful 14-year music career.
Arena spokesman Matt Ward said: “It was a genuinely emotional night for the boys. They adore their Manchester fans and you could tell it was really hard work saying goodbye to everyone.
“We couldn’t let the occasion pass without a celebration though and the specially-commissioned cupcakes really put a smile on their faces.”
Kian and Nicky couldn’t resist taking a swift bite out of the cupcakes before heading on stage – but When You’re Looking Like That who can blame them?