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Boyzone aren't worried about competing with 1D

1 of 1 Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch of Boyzone
Keith Duffy, Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch of Boyzone

Boyzone have insisted that they don't see One Direction as rivals because their music and fanbase are so different.

Shane Lynch told Dubai's Ahlan! magazine: "One Direction are 20 years younger than we are and I hope they're still around in 20 years' time, but our fans are very different to theirs. Boyzone have an incredible fanbase which is built on a foundation, a solid rock."

The 37-year-old singer continued: "We don't compete with any of those youngsters any more for number ones. We're a bunch of 40-year-old men and that's reflected in our music. It's more grown-up now and on our new album we have a sound we are proud of that reflects where we are today."

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