Singer Ronan Keating has said he would "never say never" to Boyzone and Westlife teaming up as a supergroup.

Teenage heartthrobs McFly and Busted have already joined forces as McBusted, and while promoting his new album, Time of My Life, Keating was asked whether the Irish boybands could make a similar career move.

"The idea's been thrown around alright. Different collaborations," he told the Press Association. "Not just Westlife, but Girls Aloud and lots of different collaborations."

Keating - "It'd be cool fun"

Keating said he was devoting his energies at present to his solo career, and that Boyzone were "looking at different ideas" for their 25th anniversary. But he didn't rule out the prospect of Boyzone and Westlife on stage or in the studio together at some point in the future.

"It'd be cool fun, I think, to do something like that, definitely," he added.

Keating's comments follow a picture tweeted by his Boyzone colleague Shane Lynch last month which showed the two groups together with the caption: "BOYZONE & WESTLIFE i guess this is kinda what the press conference would look like if #Ireland joins forces."

Lynch also tweeted a similar photo in October.