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Radio Ratings: 2FM Increases Across all Shows

JNLR day is here and the numbers are in: The Nicky Byrne Show has gained 8,000 more listeners, giving them a total of 139,000 – Congratulations!

Dan Healy, head of RTÉ 2FM, said he was delighted with the performance of his channel as “a challenger brand.” He said it was over two years since a conscious move was made to go after a younger audience. The new policy meant 2FM lost its older listeners and figures were declining but now it has enjoyed back-to-back listenership growth.


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He was delighted that Nicky’s show enjoyed significant audience growth and he attributed it to talent and hard work. “He’s a guy who probably doesn’t have to work, I assume, but he comes in with a massive work ethic,” he said. He praised Nicky’s fellow broadcaster on the show Jenny Greene and how both worked so well together since she joined him. “She didn’t like Westlife, she didn’t fancy him, so you’ve got a really interesting kind of chemistry there,” he quipped.

Source: Independent.ie.

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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.

Source: Goss.ie

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Watch Week 12 of Dancing With The Stars

They came, they danced, they competed, they made it to the final and then it was over. After months of rehearsals and weekly live shows, the first series of Dancing With The Stars Ireland came to an end tonight. But before that happened, we got to see Nicky’s return to the ballroom, dancing for the finale’s opening number! The energy never stopped as the crowd cheered for the 3 finalists fighting to be the first champions of the series. Who do you think won? Find out by catching up on the RTÉ Player:


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Since many of you can’t watch the episode online, I uploaded a separate clip with just Nicky’s dance number, alongside the judges, Amanda, the pro dancers and the finalists:



After grand final, James Patrice caught up with Nicky, where he shared his thoughts on DWTS and the winners. I have to say that the effort and hard work everyone put into the live shows every week truly showed. Can’t imagine my Sundays without all the glitter and music, but I have a good feeling it’ll be back next year!


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Final Day on This Year’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Tonight’s Dancing With The Stars Finale is bittersweet. Of course we’re so excited to see who’ll win the glitter ball and Nicky’s most anticipated return to the dance floor, but it’s also sad to say goodbye to the series. It’s hard to believe how fast time went by these last 3 months!

Nicky tweeted a group picture with the whole team and teased fans on his dancing debut on the show! Everyone’s done such a magnificent job and I’d like to congratulate Nicky on all the well deserved and earned success.


To celebrate a series wrap, Nicky got a Gino’s Gelato truck on set! What an absolute star. 🙂

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Nicky Will Be Dancing on the ‘DWTS’ Finale This Sunday!

Get ready because the Dancing With The Stars Ireland finale just got 10 times more interesting! It was revealed on today’s Nicky Byrne Show that Nicky will be dancing with Giulia Dotta on Sunday’s show! Also taking over the dance floor will be his co-host, Amanda, the judges and all the contestants.

“He’s great!” said Giulia, adding that he picked the moves quicker than her partner this season, Des Bishop. Judge Brian Redmond shared that Nicky’s been giving the pro dancers and the judges tips in the studio, “You (Nicky) still got the old ‘Strictly’ habits.” – He’s also noticed how competitive Nicky actually is! (but don’t we all know it). 😉

Here some videos of the DWTS family joining Nicky and Jenny: Giulia, Kai Widdrington, Karen Byrne and Brian:


You can listen to the full interview below. Picture and Video credits to Kai, Brian and RTÉ 2fm.



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20.03.17 – The Nicky Byrne Show Broadcast

Dayl Cronin and Ksenia Zsikhotska were eliminated ahead of the Dancing With The Stars finale. After an emotional night, they stopped by RTÉ 2fm. All of this series’s contestants will be returning to the show’s finale this Sunday! Who are you most excited to see on the dance floor again?

Cliona Swan & Gianpiero De Vallier from Pizza da Piero showed Nicky and Jenny how to make some very delicious pizza!



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Watch Week 11 of Dancing With The Stars

This has been the most intense week yet… And with good reason! The Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals took place tonight and all the contestants performed two dances, each. Special mention to Dayl Cronin and Ksenia Zsikhotska, who chose “What About Now” by Westlife” as one of their songs.

Like every Sunday, we had to say goodbye couple and, unfortunately, it was one of the audience’s favourites since the very beginning. Watch the full episode below to see everything that happened.


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Tell me; what do you think of the results? Who are you rooting for in the final? It’s surreal to think how fast time has done by. Will definitely miss the show once it’s over.


Thank you to Goss.ie for sharing this video of them with Nicky just minutes before the competition took place.

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15.03.17 – The Nicky Byrne Show Broadcast

Good news for Home and Away fans: Dan Ewing is back! He stopped by the studio to talk to Nicky about it, and his plans to do more tours in Ireland in June.

It’s definitely been a Dancing With The Stars Ireland filled week! The competition’s Creative Producer, Darren Bennett (also referred to as the 4th judge), shared his thoughts on the hit series that’s headed to the Semi-Finals this weekend!

Last but not least, Pilates Instructor Eva Berg showed Lottie Ryan how to do pilates. Watch the video to see how it went! Special shoutout to the hilarious snapchat filters. 😉



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14.03.17 – The Nicky Byrne Show Broadcast

After being voted-off Dancing With The Stars last Sunday, Des Cahill and Karen Byrne were today’s special guests on The Nicky Byrne Show. They chatted to Nicky about their experience being on the series and what comes next for them.

Did you know how important it is to take care of your skin? Stephen Thomas shared essential information and tips on how to keep that male beauty.



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Watch Week 10 of Dancing With The Stars

The Quarter Finals of Dancing With The Stars Ireland took place tonight and they did not disappoint. If anything, this is my favourite show so far! From the weekly dances to the newly introduced, Ballroom Blitz, the energy never stopped! Watch what went down:


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Colm Flynn, reporter of RTÉ Today, was in the audience to get some exclusive scoop! Catch up by tuning into the show at 4:10pm on RTÉ One this Monday. Thanks to him and RTÉ for the pictures.


Spoiler Alert: Once the show said goodbye to Des Cahill and Karen Byrne, James Patrice talked to Nicky so he’d share his thoughts on it. Plus, Nicky finally revealed what happened to his hand. Get well soon!


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