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17 life lessons from 15 years of Westlife photographs

It’s the 15th anniversary of the formation of Westlife.

Image: Dan Thubron/allaction.co.uk /EMPICS Entertainment

TODAY IS THE fifteenth anniversary of the formation of Westlife.

Can you believe it?  What a ride we’ve been on together.

Sadly, the lads called it a day last year, but not before teaching us a thing or two.

Here are seventeen lessons from fifteen years of Westlife.

Red is not always a flattering colour

Peter Jordan/PA Archive/Press Association Images

If possible, avoid being photographed while eating a hot dog.  It’s not a good look.

WHEELER MIKE WHEELER/Press Association Images

If you’re not sure how to use a piece of sporting equipment, just pretend it’s a guitar.

WHEELER MIKE WHEELER/Press Association Images

Beware of flashers.  They’re everywhere.

Dan Thubron/allaction.co.uk /EMPICS Entertainment

Dan Thubron/allaction.co.uk /EMPICS Entertainment

Reindeer headbands are never a good look.

Michael Stephens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

If Mohammed Al Fayed gives you a cake for your 21st, shove your face right in that sucker.

John Stillwell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Sit up straight when you’re drinking your tea.

Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Sometimes love just ain’t enough.

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Beware of the Brown Thomas fashion show.

Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

If you’re going to do fancy dress, you might as well look like an eejit.

Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Long jackets that look like they’re made out of carpet should be avoided.

Andy Butterton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Try to avoid positions where you could be doing a poo during photoshoots.

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Don’t do this.  Please, for the love of God, don’t do this.

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Powder blue is not a colour that works on a leather jacket.

Doug Peters/allaction.co.uk /EMPICS Entertainment

Car racing jackets should only be worn by car racers.

Suzan/allaction.co.uk /EMPICS Entertainment

Two giant Phil Mitchell heads are a solid addition to any gig.

Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

And finally…perhaps the most important lesson…STAND UP FOR THE KEY CHANGE!

Ellis O’Brien /EMPICS Entertainment

Ellis O’Brien /EMPICS Entertainment

Cheers guys!  Thanks for the memories.

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