Sad news came today when it was announced that the very talented, Sir Bruce Forsyth, has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. He and Nicky shared the dance floor when Nicky participated in Strictly Come Dancing back in 2012, and he was featured on Sky News, this afternoon, where he talked about what a good soul and fantastic entertainer Bruce was.
Like I mentioned earlier this week, Xposé covered the Wella Trendvision Awards 2017 that Nicky hosted. While they were at the event, they had the opportunity to talk to Nicky and see what he thinks about the various hairstyles he’s had in his career. What is YOUR personal favourite?
The latest JNLR figures are in, and they show a big increase in ratings on RTÉ 2fm, including a 5,000 growth on The Nicky Byrne Show, giving them a total of 144,000 daily listeners! Congratulations to Nicky, Jenny and the whole team! Couldn’t think of a more deserving bunch. 🙂
Big shout out to all 720,000 people tuning in to myself & @djjennygreene weekly on @RTE2fm 😉 .. You all Rock in your own way! 😉😎 #jnlr
Seems like RTÉ 2fm will be spoiling us from now on and we’ll be able to listen and watch The Nicky Byrne Show at the same time! You can catch up on this morning’s events with the clips below.
But today’s biggest news were revealed by Nicky, when he CONFIRMED that he will be returning to Dancing With The Stars Ireland next year! This comes a little over a month after RTÉ announced that the show would come back in January 2018. We can’t wait!
The show was a massive hit for RTÉ One during its first run, racking up an average weekly audience of 584,000.
RTÉ One Channel Controller, Adrian Lynch, said: “Dancing with the Stars is one of the big jewels in the crown of our New Season, the full details of which we’ll be announcing later in the summer. We’re looking forward to working with ShinAwil Productions again on this exciting show.”
Meanwhile, Producer Larry Bass, expressed his excitement for the big news: “We’re delighted to be back producing such a sensational show after a fantastic first run. I look forward to the search for more fleet-footed celebs to be put through their paces and light up our screens this year.”
The big question is, though, will Nicky return to host the hit series? No specific news have been released on the presenters, but Nicky would be more than happy to come back: “That would be great to do again, I’d love to do it if the opportunity arose. It was a great show to do and a busy show to do, but I think everybody enjoyed it.”
Prior to The Nicky Byrne Show, this morning, Jennifer Maguire from RTÉ 2fm’s Breakfast Republic, was discussing some news regarding Eurovision (where she joked about Nicky), and later on critiqued Westlife’s album titles. But worry not because Nicky was around to funnily confront her! Watch how it went down. 😂
On Saturday evening, Nicky delivered the Irish Votes for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and received a huge cheer from the audience as soon as he appeared on screen! 🙂 In case you missed it or want to watch it again, here it is:
The EurovisionFinal is taking place tonight and you can watch live worldwide via the live stream below. This year’s Song Competition comes to an end as the remaining 26 countries fight to be this year’s best song in Europe.
Nicky will be delivering the Irish votes once everyone’s performed, so sit down and get comfortable for the next 3+ hours – It’s about to get fun! Show starts at 8:00PM IRE time.
If you live in Ireland, you can watch live from RTÉ One.
If you live in the U.K., you can watch live from BBC One.
Only one more day until the Eurovision Final! Like previous years, it was announced last week that Nicky will be delivering the Irish votes. Here’s a picture of him getting ready for the big night – Can’t wait!
Nicky’s been part of the Eurovision World since 2013. He delivered the Irish Votes for 3 consecutive years and represented Ireland in 2016’s competition. Well, this year he’s returning to give Ireland’s votes on the show’s final, taking place on Saturday, May 13th at 9:00PM CEST (8:00PM IRE/UK)!
Eurovision just wouldn’t be the same without Nicky, so I couldn’t be more excited to hear the news. If you plan to tune in from one of the participating countries, you can watch it on one of your public broadcaster’s primary channels. Show will also be available worldwide from Eurovision’s Official YouTube Channel.