Boyzone star Shane Lynch has opened up about his decision to permanently leave the showbiz industry as his business life "has gone to a whole new level".

The 46-year-old singer said that while he wants to leave his music and TV career behind, he will appear on The Real Housewives Of Cheshire alongside his wife Sheena, because it follows his real life.

Speaking to New magazine, he said: "In the last year or so I've made the active decision to completely exit from the industry, whether that be music or TV.

"The only thing you’ll see me do is Real Housewives because that is part of our lives and they came into our home and it is all genuine.

"I happen to be a part of that, but my business life has gone to a whole new level and I’m happy with that."

In 2014 Lynch opened a chain of 1920s prohibition inspired barbershops, known as The Elk & Clipper. There are currently three outlets in Northern Ireland. Recently, he and his wife opened an Irish bar in Cheshire called D13.

"The entertainment industry is very character based and I don't often like the character that I play in those situations," he explained.

"We moved up to Cheshire for business, hence why Sheena ended up on the show, and I’m Ok with that.

"I’m happy to concentrate solely on the businesses that we have running. We have about five or six. I can’t afford to go on tour for two months. It just doesn’t fit into my life."

Shane Lynch, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Keith Duffy of Boyzone perform on stage during 'The Final Five tour' at the London Palladium on October 21, 2019

Boyzone went on tour in late 2018 to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Later that year, it was announced that the band would split for good after their anniversary celebrations, which ended in 2019.

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