Westlife hunk Shane Filan will break thousands of his fans' hearts today (28DEC03) when he finally ties the knot with long-time love GILLIAN WALSH.

The MANDY singer, 24, will wed 23-year-old Gillian in a private ceremony at BALLINTUBBER ABBEY, County Mayo, Ireland.

Shane was introduced to his bride by his bandmate Kian Egan, who is a cousin of Gillian's.

Shop owner Gillian will wear a dress by celebrity wedding designer VERA WANG, who has dressed Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson and SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR for their big days.

Ballintubber Abbey previously hosted the 2001 marriage between 007 star Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith.

28/12/2003 14:02