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Nicky Byrne announces that he’s leaving 2FM

Here’s his statement.

Hey All,

As of today I’m very sad to say I’ll be stepping away from Radio for a little while to embark on and see through the Westlife Twenty anniversary tour. Amazingly that will have been over 5 years On Air with 2FM with the wonderful Jenny Greene.

I will miss 2FM terribly especially Jenny with her Radio wisdom nerves of steel and a cracking sense of humor. I don’t remember a day I didn’t laugh out loud as we nattered our way through the mornings!

I also really couldn’t have wished for a better Captain to have learned under, she taught me so much through the years and was inspirational in me picking up a Radio PPI award for Best Newcomer in 2014.

Jenny is, as Tina Turner once said, “Simply The Best”
I am sad to see her leave 2FM and I can only wish her love and happiness and the absolute best in all her future endeavors.

2019 is going to be a hugely fun but extremely busy year for me with Westlife and our 20 year Anniversary Tour and a brand new album due later in the year as well.
I would like to say to our incredibly loyal listeners, I will miss you all dearly.

My mid mornings will never be the same and have changed dramatically over the last five years and I hope yours have too!

We’ve had laughs n tears, snow n storms and wins and losses,
But we lived to tell the tale.
Thank you for the memories.
I wish 2FM, all its shows and presenters continued success and will listen on with great interest as the station continues on its journey.

To all the Producers BCOs & researchers I have worked with over the five years – Thank you.

Special mention to the late Alan Mcquillian who patiently taught me how to run the desk back in 2012. Rest easy Al.

To Jim Jennings and Dan Healy
Thank you for the amazing opportunity, one I cherished everyday during my time there.

So that’s it ..
I’ve had an absolute

“Good day Ireland,
Wherever you are“ X

Nicky Byrne.

This follows the news that his co-host Jenny Greene would also be leaving the station.

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Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily tell CNA Lifestyle why they decided to reunite after seven years – and that they’ll be back with a tour before September.

It might have been 21 long years since Westlife first burst onto the pop music scene with their power ballads and teen-crush image in 1998. But the older and wiser Irish boy-banders would like you to know they are still flying without wings.

They’ve recently released Hello My Love – their first single in eight years – penned by none other than singer-songwriter du jour Ed Sheeran. In May, they will also be embarking on The Twenty Tour, playing all across Europe.

And, yes, to the delight of their fans this side of the world, there is also an Asian tour in the works that will “most definitely include a Singapore concert”.

“We reckon we’ll be back in Singapore sometime before September,” Shane Filan told CNA Lifestyle during an interview at The Fullerton Hotel. “The details are all still being worked out, but it’s definitely happening.”
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“It’s been a crazy day,” blurted Shane Filan, the frontman of Westlife as the band made their first visit to Asia since reuniting late last year.

It was a humid Wednesday afternoon in Singapore. Filan, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and Mark Feehily were seated across the other side of the interview area, all looking excited that they were getting interviewed once again as a group.

“The fans are probably the main reason why we kinda started thinking about Westlife again. We get asked in interviews about when is Westlife getting back together. The more you hear of that in interviews, the more we all got asked that question, it made us think about Westlife. And then we all eventually got together and had a chat only about eight months ago actually,” Filan said.

They discussed and liked the idea of a reunion that they wasted no time in organizing everything until they finally announced their comeback.

“It really boiled down to the right time for us individually and collectively as a band,” explained Byrne. “We spent 14 years of our life dedicating it to each other and to the band and it was exciting. The thought of having the opportunity to do it again is too much to turn down.”