Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Teacher heads West for celeb brother's wedding

By Claire Lewis
A SHEFFIELD teacher swapped his classroom for a star-studded wedding in Barbados when his pop star brother tied the knot.
Gavin Egan, head of Performing Arts at the Sheffield Springs Academy in Arbourthorne, joined relatives and celebrities to watch his younger brother – Westlife star Kian Egan – marry former Hollyoaks actress Jodi Albert in an outdoor ceremony.

The ADVERTISEMENTfather-of-six, a music teacher who lives in Rotherham, took time out of school to mingle with Westlife band members Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily as well as their manager Louis Walsh on the Caribbean island.

Others invited to the wedding included Hollyoaks actresses Carley Stenson, Ali Bastian, and Sarah Jayne Dunn - who performed in Sheffield in February in the play Boeing Boeing at The Lyceum theatre.

Gavin's brother Kian, 29, and 25-year-old Jodie, who were introduced to each other by music mogul Simon Cowell, organised a welcome dinner for all their guests once they arrived on the sunshine island so they could relax ahead of the big day.

As a surprise treat they also hired a catamaran so their friends and relatives could go swimming with turtles.

Kian and Jodie have both visited Rotherham to spend time with Gavin and his family.. Kian also meets up with his Rotherham relatives whenever Westlife perform at Sheffield Arena.

The celebrity wedding was featured in OK! magazine and pictures show Gavin, dressed in a light linen suit and flip flops, lined up with the newlyweds and the rest of his family.
Credit:Dazzling Westlife

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