NICKY BYRNE risked the ire of his old Westlife bandmates after posting an embarrassing picture of the group from more than 20 years ago.
The image went down a storm with the singer’s 264,00 Instagram followers.
It marked a special moment in history as the first to feature all five members of the multi-platinum-selling Irish pop act.
"Taken in June 1998 across the road from the Pod nightclub during our lunch break from rehearsals,” the caption reads.
A hilarious throwback to a time of decidedly different fashion trends, Byrne and fellow members Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan and Brian McFadden couldn’t look more 90s if they tried.
Some very white trousers, a DKNY hoodie, a dark denim jacket and curtained hair all feature in the brilliantly naff picture.
The throwback image has gone down a storm with fans.
"Omg you all look fabulous," wrote one.
"Haha back in the days when there were four blondes in Westlife,” another said.
"The beginning of an era," a third added.
In any case, the band have come a long way since the photo was taken.
The first act to achieve seven consecutive number-one singles in the UK, Westlife has been certified for 12 million albums and 8.4 million singles in the UK.
They are also currently ranked twenty-fourth with the most number-one albums of all time.
It’s fair to say things worked out quite well.