Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden claims Britain needs a Donald Trump-like figure in charge and for the country to adopt a 'Britain First' attitude.
The 39-year-old made the comments on social media, saying Britain is 'literally fu***d', with Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn currently at the forefront of UK politics. He also slammed Brits who "jump on the anti-Trump bandwagon."
The Irish-born singer tweeted on Sunday morning: "The fact that borris, farage and Jeremy are the frontrunners to be prime minister is scary! Britain is fu***d!!! Literally fu***d!
"Incredible how many brits jump on the anti trump bandwagon. He's exactly what Britain needs! A Britain first at all costs attitude is essential."
Fellow Irishman, Father Ted writer Graham Linehan took no prisoners with his severe response, which made reference to Mcfadden's Westlife career: "Oof, I thought you boys were done embarrassing Ireland."
Oof, I thought you boys were done embarrassing Ireland
Linehan later tweeted the singer responded to his comment by blocking him.
One Twitter user was confused about Mcfadden disliking Conservative Party member Boris Johnson, and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, but liking US President Donald Trump, saying: "I... I'm so confused. This is like two completely polar opposite tweets mashed together.
"How can you hate Boris and Farage, yet love Trump? They're basically evil triplets?!?!"
I... I'm so confused. This is like two completely polar opposite tweets mashed together. How can you hate Boris and Farage, yet love Trump? They're basically evil triplets?!?!
McFadden left Westlife in 2004 after a series of number one singles, saying he wanted to focus on his family and start a solo career.
At the time, McFadden was married to Kerry Katona and living with her and their two children.
The group carried on without him as a four piece until 2012. They reunited without McFadden in late 2018 and announced new music and European and Asian tours, the former of which started in Belfast last week.
Cheryl Tweedy from pop band Girls Aloud and Bryan McFadden from boy band Westlife during their guest appearance on MTV's TRL UK at the MTV Studios in Camden, north London.
(L-R back row) Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan, (front row) Bryan McFadden, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan from boy band Westlife, who visited Streatham Hill and Clapham High School in south London, to launch Save The Children's campaign to highlight the effects of worldwide conflict on children.
Irish boy band Westlife (L-R) Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Bryan McFadden, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan at The Point Dublin for the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Child singer Charlotte Church backstage with Mark Feehily (left) and Bryan McFadden from the boy band Westlife at the 1999 Royal Variety Performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome, after meeting the Queen.
boy band Westlife performing (L-R ) Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne, Bryan McFadden, Kian Egan and Shane Filan performing at Capital@Home, a new fortnightly event which takes place at Home nightclub in London and is broadcast live on Capital Radio. * 9/12/2000: Westlife will sweep the board at the Smash Hits Awards tomorrow, trouncing arch rivals the Spice Girls, sources said. The pop sensations are understood to have scooped six of the top awards in the show, due to be broadcast on BBC1.
The owner of Harrods department store Mohamed Al Fayed (C) with Irish boy band 'Westlife', where they opened the Harrods July Sale.(L-R) Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, Bryan McFadden and Nicky Byrne. The band also received Harrolds Gold Cards.
Westlife's Byran McFadden and pregnant girlfriend Kerry McFadden at the Capital Radio Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. 04/02/03 : The couple had their second child at Mount Carmel Private Hospital in Dublin last night. The proud parents have named their child, who weighed in at 7lb 7oz, Lilly Sue.
Sarah Harding from Popstars: The Rivals winners, Girls Aloud with Westlife's Bryan McFadden on stage during G.A.Y at the Astoria in London.
Popstars: The Rivals winners, Girls Aloud, from left to right; Cheryl, Nicola, Kimberley, Nadine and Sarah with Westlife's Bryan McFadden before performing in public for the first time on stage during G.A.Y at the Astoria in London.
Kerry McFadden and Bryan McFadden from Westlife arriving for a Japanese Garden Party in aid of Save The Children at Nobu in central London.
Westlife singer Bryan McFadden poses for photographers with a picture of his children, Lilly Sue (left) and Molly at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London after he was voted 'EPSON Celebrity Dad of the Year 2003' by the public.
Westlife, from left to right; Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Bryan McFadden and Kian Egan announce Bryan's departure from the group during a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Irish capital Dublin. The four remaining band members have vowed to press on without McFadden, but some believe his announcement could mark the end for the Irish band.
Brian McFadden, Irish pop star and former member of chart topping boy band Westlife, pictured on Dublin's Grafton Street where he tried his hand at busking for GMTV'S Entertainment Today programme. Viewers will be able to see how he did when the show is aired Friday November 19, 2004.
Brian McFadden and Delta Goodrem arrive.
Brian Mcfadden arriving at the St. Laurence O'Toole's church for Stephen Gately's Funeral in the Seville Placeur in Dublin on Saturday October 17, 2009.
Brian McFadden, Kimberly Wyatt and Max Rogers attending the Entourage premiere afterparty held at the Mondrian London's rooftop bar, Rumpus Room' , London.
Keith Duffy (left) from Boyzone and Brian McFadden from Westlife announce plans to join forces as Boyzlife, during a photocall at the Hilton Bankside, London.
Alex Murphy and Brian McFadden attending the Dancing on Ice Photocall launch held at the Natural History Museum, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
(Left to right) Ronan Keating, Storm Keating, Mike Tindall and Brian McFadden during the ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic at the Belfry Golf & Resort Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.