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Rocco & Jay Have Their First Communion

Yesterday was a very special day for the Byrne family because Nicky’s twins, Rocco and Jay, had their first communion. Georgina tweeted this very lovely picture, where you can see just how much the kids have grown up! My best wishes to all of them and congratulations!

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Nicky On The Cover of Irish Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine

Nicky is on the cover of today’s Irish Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine! For those who don’t live in Ireland and can’t read the article anywhere, I uploaded the pictures to the Gallery. Click on them to see their full size:

Here are some of the highlights from the interview. Really worth the read!

On finding his sound and ‘wow-ing’ people:

“When I went to write a solo album I even surprised myself. Ronan Hardiman deserves a lot of credit because he instilled a lot of confidence in me when I got to the songwriting process. He couldn’t believe my tone and he told me that I had a real sweet spot in my voice that was best in a certain range and we tried to capitalise on that and he believed that we would shock a lot of people and hopefully we have.”

On his upcoming Eurovision performance:

“It does need a big performance and we have Lee Lodge on board who has produced the Grammys and VMAs as well as One Direction concerts so hopefully he will dream up something incredible and I can deliver it on the night. Right now we are assembling five backing singers to create the performance and they have to be brilliant.”

On his former Westlife bandmates and their reaction to the news:

“We are brothers and we never lost that bond so we are all doing really well in our own fields. I am sure they all went, ‘holy s**t, what is he doing?’ but then they saw the song and the video and got what I was doing. They have all worked with Wayne and they are very musical and they probably got it and went, ‘Only Nicky would do something like this…’.”

On the Eurovision results:

“The pressure is huge. Don’t get me wrong at the end of the day it is me standing on the stage and I am under no illusions as to what could happen. I thought long and hard about it because everything is going so well, radio is flying, I’m really happy at home and the kids are in school and healthy and happy. Why do you want to put yourself up to this? But life is short, I know it is a decent song and I am a fighter. I am very Irish and I don’t want to see us not qualify. That doesn’t mean I will guarantee that but I will do all the Press and promotion and do the video and call on the biggest names to mix it and if we fall short it won’t be for lack of effort.”

On his family and Georgina’s support throughout his career:

“If I qualify we will all want to be in the same country on the one night. So whatever happens I will be able to go and give them a hug in Stockholm. I’m guessing I will be away doing promo in early May so I will miss Georgina’s birthday, which won’t be ideal. Look, if there was a Golden Globe for best supporting wife she would win it hands down. She has stood by and supported me through Westlife, Strictly, the football career before that – and now Eurovision. When I first considered this I went to her, she just said ‘If you think you can do this then go and do it. Why would you let your fear stop you if you think you can do it?’ And that is just how amazing she is.”

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Nicky Byrne reveals Christmas plans with newborn daughter Gia

Singer Nicky Byrne has revealed mixed emotions at his first Christmas without his late granny, and first with newborn daughter Gia.

It was the third time presenting the Cheerios Childline concert on his own, but this year was extra special for Nicky Byrne as his baby daughter Gia was backstage to cheer him on.

Th Westlife star’s daughter marked her one month birthday yesterday, and Nicky and his wife Georgina brought her along to the show to celebrate.

“She’s the most beautiful little thing I’ve ever met,” he said.

“We’re absolutely delighted with her. She’s so placid and calm. We absolutely adore her and so do the boys.”

Nicky interviewed his former Westlife bandmate Shane Filan on stage after Shane performed for the first time at Childine as a solo act.

The 35-year-old said: “It was great because I haven’t seen Shane since I did Strictly Come Dancing. We’ve kept in touch but this was the first time we were on stage together again.”

Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan who will be performing the Cheerios Childline Concert

Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan who will be performing the Cheerios Childline Concert

Source: independent.ie

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Nicky Byrne Talks About His Love For Baby Gia

Former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne, who is recently announced he is working on a solo album, spoke to Miriam O’Callaghan on RTE’s Radio One this morning about the incredible love he feels for the new little lady in his life – daughter Gia. At just four weeks old, Gia is really the apple of her fathers eye and her two brothers, Jay and Rocco, who are now six-years-old.
“Little Gia is four weeks on Wednesday,” he said.

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“She’s doing really well, she’s an adorable little girl. Absolutely beautiful. Very placid. She’s way different to the boys. I’m totally smitten – I fell in love all over again. She’s absolutely gorgeous and doing really well”

Speaking about Jay and Rocco’s reaction to a new baby in the house, the presenter said

“It’s amazing to see them coming in from school and rush over and give her a kiss.

“You kind of have to nearly to pull them frnom her, they’re smothering her that much but they absolutely love her,

“I get a real sense a satisfaction now when you try and wind her for ten minutes and then all of a sudden the burp comes and I’m like ‘yes, we did it”

The singer recently ruled out adding to their brood when talking to the Irish Mirror, saying:

“We feel incredibly lucky with the three we have so that’s us definitely done now.”

Nicky will present this years Cheerios Childline concert where former bandmate Shane Filan is expected to play.

source: rsvpmagazine.ie

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Oh brother! Nicky’s twins meet baby sis

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Nicky, with twins Rocco and Jay, and mum-in-law Miriam at Holles Street Hospital.

DOTING dad Nicky Byrne has brought his twin boys to meet their new little sister.

Dressed down in jeans and a black jacket, the Westlife singer turned out with six-year-old Rocco and Jay at Holles Street National Maternity Hospital yesterday to pay a visit to mother Georgina and baby Gia, who was born on Wednesday.

The happy family were joined by Miriam Ahern, who came bearing gifts for her new granddaughter.

“What I’ve noticed already is how much more gentle having a girl is, it’s just different,” Nicky (35) told Ryan Tubridy on 2FM.

“Every little touch of her hands and her foot, it’s different to a boy. We’re just delighted, it’s a very special gift and we’re absolutely buzzing at the moment.”

He also said that he and Georgina had been preparing the boys for Gia’s arrival.

“Slowly I had been prepping them. We didn’t want to tell them too quickly and put them all out of sorts.

“But they’ve gradually come around to the idea, and because it’s a girl they now know that they don’t need to share their toys and they’re very happy with that.

“And as older brothers, I’ve been secretly saying, ‘you’re going to have to look after her and protect her’ – giving them a little bit of responsibility. But they’re loving it.”

Georgina, who is the daughter of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, is expected to spend “two or three days” in hospital before returning to the family’s Malahide home.

“She’s coming around, obviously she spent the night there,” Nicky added. “The night went well and Gia took well to the feeding. So far, so good. There’s no complaints.”

Source: independent.ie

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Nicky is a dad again

He announced the news via his Twitter:

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Congratulations to the whole family!

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Nicky Byrne and Georgina Ahern bring twins to baby scan

The couple brought six-year-old twins Jay and Rocco to the prenatal scan, he has revealed.

But Nicky and Georgina don’t want to know whether their twins will be celebrating the arrival of a little brother or sister and have decided not to find out the gender of the baby before the birth.

“We were wondering how we’d manage to find out the baby’s gender without the two boys hearing,” Nicky said, “but in the end we said we’d keep it a surprise for all of us.”

Speaking on Today FM this morning, Nicky joked they will just have to paint the new baby’s bedroom white or cream.

The couple are due their third child in late October and brought six-year-old twin sons Rocco and Jay to Georgina’s last scan.

The former Westlife star has just returned from a summer break in Portugal with wife Georgina and is ready for his debut on RTÉ’s new reality TV show, The Hit, tonight.

The show is set to kick off with contestants The Stunning and Julie Feeney.

“There are five weeks of rounds before the big final,” Nicky said.

“It’s a magnificent show where unknown Irish songwriters will be pitching their songs to artists. The race will be on for the artists to choose the song they think could become a hit.”

Both songs chosen by the contestants will be released on iTunes straight after the show and their progress in the charts will be tracked before next week’s round.

Whichever artist’s song climbs higher in the Irish charts will make it through to the grand finale.

“It’s set in the O2 and the place just looks amazing,” Nicky said.

“Everybody’s friends and family are there and the atmosphere is just electric.”

The Hit, presented by Nicky Byrne and Aidan Power, kicks off tonight, Friday July 26, on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.

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Too cool for school… Rocco and Jay will enjoy another year at home with mum

STAR couple Nicky Byrne and Georgina Ahern won’t be sending twins Jay and Rocco to school for another year.

Westlife singer Nicky and his fitness trainer wife Georgina had originally planned to send their four-year-old twins to primary school in September. However, the couple have now opted to keep the boys home for another year.

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