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Nicky Byrne says Dancing With The Stars was ‘Big Win For Him’

Nicky Byrne has admitted that hosting Dancing With The Stars was a “massive win” for him as a presenter.

The singer has gone on to establish a successful career as a radio host and TV presenter since Westlife split, but landing a co-hosting role on RTÉ’s Dancing With The Stars was his biggest presenting gig to date, and Nicky went down a hit with viewers.

Nicky previously hosted TV shows like The Hit and Million Euro Challenge, but neither have come close to the success of Ireland’s very first Dancing With The Stars.

“I think I needed this to be honest – as a host, for me personally,” he told the Irish Mirror.

“It’s been a win for everyone but it has been a massive one for me. And for Amanda too.

“Everyone I’ve met has spoken about it positively and it’s great. I’ve done a few little things, a few big things and I’ve joked about, ‘Please give me a format that I don’t have to explain’.

“Thankfully this was just me enjoying myself and being as natural as possible, along with having the guys back, because I’ve done Strictly before,” he said.

GAA star Aidan O’Mahony was crowned the winner of Dancing With The Stars on Sunday night, which upset many viewers as finalists Aoibhin Garrihy and Denise McCormack were favourites to win from week one.

Despite the criticism, Nicky has insisted that Aidan deserved to win as he’s “been on a journey”.

“It’s a public vote – it is what it is. Aidan won because most people voted for him, end of.

“I think they’re all winners but Aidan has been on the journey. He started off and we probably wouldn’t have predicted him to be the winner in the beginning.

“He has that eye of the tiger thing – all sports people do. They don’t like to be told they need to improve but they take it into their head and they do it,” Nicky explained.

Meanwhile, over the weekend it was revealed that DWTS is yet to be recommissioned by RTÉ for a second series.

Although a second series of the show is yet to be confirmed, Nicky would love to host it again.

“It’s not been confirmed yet but I’d love to do it. I’ve had the best fun over the last 12 weeks. It’s busy because I’ve been doing radio as well but no busier than in the Westlife years.

“I’m going to bring the kids out with Georgina and get back to Sunday lunches. I’m going to get back to the boys’ matches on a Saturday – we used to rehearse on Saturday so it was seven days a week for me.

“I’ve loved it but it’ll be nice to have my weekends back,” he added.


Categories Behind The Scenes Interviews Media News Pictures Radio The Nicky Byrne Show Updates

The Nicky Byrne Show: Behind The Scenes

A couple of weeks ago, Rachael Kane went to The Nicky Byrne Show studio to see how the magic happened. She shared a great article on about her experience. Read it below:

“The beast has to be fed every day.” that’s how Zbyszek Zalinski describes his job as producer of 2FM’s The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene, going live across the nation for three hours every weekday and attracting a listenership of over 130,000. He, fellow producer Caroline Clarke (they alternate days), Lorraine Dunne (broadcast coordinator) and Amanda Fennelly (assistant producer) are the engine that drives the busy programme.

I went behind the scenes at RTE Radio Centre in Donnybrook to see what really happens on the show. In the pre-show production meeting, the team runs through what’s coming up over the following three hours. Although the broadcast is music heavy and banter filled, it still takes serious fodder to keep an audience satisfied. Then we head to the studio where the Breakfast Republic team (Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh) bail out and the next squad sit in their still warm seats. Seconds later, Nicky and Jenny are on air.

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Categories Candids Photoshoots Pictures

Gallery updates

I’ve added circa 100 old pictures to the gallery.

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Home > Photoshoots > 1998 – 2005 > 1999 > Tommy Pedersen

Home > Photoshoots > 2006 – 2010 > 2009 > Claudio Bresciani

Home > TV > Random Appearances > 2006 – 2010 > 2010 > Lorraine – 15.11.2010

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Categories Appearances Awards Eurovision Photoshoots Pictures

Gallery Updates

I’ve added some HQ pictures to the gallery. Thanks to vampireboby for some of them.

Home > Photoshoots > 1998 – 2005 > 2001 > World Of Our Own videoshoot

Home > Appearances / Events > 2016 > Brit Awards 2016 – 24.02.16 (HQ)

Home > Appearances / Events > 2016 > Arriving at the Brit Awards after party – 25.02.2016

Home > TV > (2016) Eurovision > Performances > Semi-final – 12.05.2016 (HQ)

Home > Appearances / Events > 2016 > Nicky Byrne and Frans Jeppsson-Wall taking a boat trip in Stockholm – 10.05.2016 (HQ)

Categories Appearances Pictures Soccer Aid Updates

Gallery updates: The Jelly Bean Factory and Soccer Aid

Nicky visited The Jelly Bean Factory yesterday. Here are two pictures about this:

Home > Appearances / Events > 2016 > Visiting in The Jelly Bean Factory – 17.05.2016

I’ve also added some pictures to the gallery from the previous Soccer Aid matches.

Home > Football > Soccer Aid > 2014 > Arriving at the Lowery Hotel, in Manchester – 07.06.2014
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Home > Football > Soccer Aid > 2010 > Training – 02.06.2010
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Categories Articles Music Reviews Sunlight

Sunlight album review

Pip Ellwood-Hughes from Entertaiment Focus wrote a decent review about Nicky’s album, Sunlight. You can read his opinion below. What do you think about it? Is he right? Tell us on Twitter.

Launching a solo career after being part of a hugely successful band isn’t the easiest of things to get right. Nicky Byrne, who was once part of the chart-topping Irish band Westlife, has seen his former band mates experience varying degrees of success since the band decided to call it a day. Of the five original members, Shane Filan has had the most success as a solo artist but even he hasn’t come close to the huge success Westlife enjoyed over their career. Nicky is launching his bid for solo stardom to coincide with his Eurovision attempt, where he is representing Ireland.

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Sunlight Album Signings

Nicky will be signing his album, Sunlight at some Golden Discs stores in Ireland. Read the details below.