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Westlife Nicky might send his kids back to scandal-hit creche

Singer describes scenes on Prime Time documentary as “shocking” and “sickening”

Shocked Nicky Byrne has revealed he hasn’t ruled out his kids returning to his local scandal-hit creche.

The Westlife singer was left sickened by the abuse uncovered at Links Childcare in Abington where his six-year-old twins Jay and Rocco once attended.

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Nicky Byrne, Aidan Power excited over The Hit

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne and TV presenter Aidan Power are excited about co-presenting the brand new six-part TV series, The Hit, on RTÉ One.

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne and TV presenter Aidan Power are excited about co-presenting the brand new six-part TV series, The Hit, on RTÉ One.

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Nicky Byrne, Aidan Power present The Hit

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne and TV presenter Aidan Power will present a brand new six-part TV series, The Hit on RTÉ.

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne and TV presenter Aidan Power will present a brand new six-part TV series, The Hit on RTÉ.

The new talent show will air in July and unlike other shows where the focus is on the singers, in The Hit songwriters will take centre stage when the show goes live in Dublin’s O2.

Speaking about the show, Byrne said: “My Friday nights will have a whole new twist!

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what Irish songwriters have to offer. And I’m also eager to get back on the 02 stage – where I’ve enjoyed so many great shows in the past. But this one will be a whole new ball game!”

Power added: “I’m very excited to be involved in The Hit and I can’t wait for the live shows in the 02 and to work with Nicky.

“This series brings together Irelands best songwriters and artists to work together and I know it will make gripping viewing.”

Audience tickets for The Hit will be available to buy shortly.

The show, which originated in RTÉ’s Format Farm project, will see songwriters pitch their songs to two established music stars over five weeks, in the hope that they will pick their song.

In the final week, the five songs will be performed before the winning show, The Hit, is chosen.

The show will feature five-time Grammy-award winning producer Steve Lillywhite who will be tasked with picking the songs before they are pitched to the performers.

Ultimately though the audience will decide as the final two songs each week are available for download and the one with the most downloads secures a place in the final.

Source: rte.ie

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Nicky on a high note as he pens song in solo move

HE HAS just signed up to front a TV show but former Westlife star Nicky Byrne is harbouring secret plans to go solo.

The ex-popstar has spent several days penning a new music track in the UK, the Herald can reveal.

From covering for Ryan Tubridy on 2fm to co-hosting the summer’s big music show The Hit, Byrne is hot property right now.

But the 34-year-old, who will welcome his third child with wife Georgina later this year, has found time to put pen to paper on a potential future hit of his own.

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“I was over in the UK for two days songwriting for a particular project, which went far greater than I could have imagined,” Nicky said.

“Even if it does nothing, it’s a song that somebody else could do for something else, it’s that good – I’m very happy with it.”

And Nicky could even be following in the footsteps of former band mate Shane Filan by adding his own vocals to the track.

“Depending on how it goes, if they’re into it, I’d say I’ll probably do it myself or duet.

“It would be a female duet, I would imagine, but it’s very early days,” he added.

Source: herald.ie

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Westlife wouldn’t know a hit if it bit us on the charts

Says former Westlife star Nicky Byrne

NEW RTE presenter Nicky Byrne has admitted Westlife nearly flopped as they couldn’t recognise a hit.

The band, who went their separate ways last year, spent years turning down the chance to record You Raise Me Up.

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I was shocked to see footage of creche where my boys went

NICKY BYRNE was shocked when he saw RTE ‘Prime Time’ footage of the creche where his twin boys had attended, he revealed.

The Westlife star said he found it difficult to discuss the documentary when filling in for 2FM’s Ryan Tubridy.

Byrne’s twin boys, five-year-old Rocco and Jay, attended Links creche in Abington, Malahide, north Dublin, on a part-time basis for two years before starting primary school last September.

Byrne covered for presenter Tubridy on his weekday radio slot last Wednesday, the day after the special report aired.

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Westlife singer Nicky Byrne says he will consider sending his kids back to Links childcare following abuse scandal

Although the Links creche scandal horrified Westlife’s Nicky Byrne he has said he would still consider sending his children there.

The singer was left sickened by what the Prime Time investigation uncovered but has admitted he may still send his kids there.

The 34-year-old’s six-year-old sons Jay and Rocco attended the Links creche in Abington, Malahide.

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Nicky Byrne And Aidan Power To Present New TV Series!

RSVP were delighted to hear that former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne and Aidan Power will soon be the presenters of a brand new series called “The Hit”. “The Hit”, which will be a six-part series, is a music competition that gives songwriters an opportunity to show their talent and hopefully get a chance to have chart success with a well known star.

Nicky, who is really looking forward to the show, said: “My Friday nights will have a whole new twist! I’m really looking forward to seeing what Irish songwriters have to offer. And I’m also eager to get back on the o2 stage- where I’ve enjoyed so many great shows in the past. But this one will be a whole new ball game!”

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Westlife broke up because we could never compete with new kids One Direction admits Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne has admitted that Westlife would never have been able to compete with One Direction and that the emergence of the super-group was one of the main reasons the Irish boy band hung up their microphones.

Speaking to the Sunday World the former Westlife member said: “There’s a time when every band looks in the mirror and realises it’s time to pack it in. That time for Westlife came when we saw One Direction come on the scene”.

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Nicky was just Byrne for radio

RADIO bosses at RTE are scrambling to sign up former Westlife star Nicky Byrne to a regular spot.

The chatty singer impressed chiefs after filling in for Ryan Tubridy on 2FM yesterday morning and is set to spend more time on the airwaves in future.

Father-of-two Nicky recently landed a gig presenting TV show The Hit which begins filming next week.

And now the radio department is interested in hearing more of the Dubliner on the station.

An insider revealed: “Nicky went down a storm — he’s a natural on radio and has a real way with people.

“He’s being lined up for more work on a more regular basis on 2FM and really impressed everyone in there.

“He wouldn’t be filling in for Ryan Tubridy if they didn’t rate him highly — it’s the most listened to show on the station.” Byrne made his way through two hours of live radio yesterday without a hitch.

And Nicky, 34, admitted that taking over the slot for one morning was something that made his mammy very proud.

Speaking ahead of the show he said: “I really didn’t have to be asked twice when 2FM approached me to fill in for Ryan Tubridy.

“It’s two hours that I’ll cherish and I’m willing to give it my best shot to keep listeners entertained.”

He continued: “Also my mam will be very proud I’m taking over the ‘big one’ even if its just for one day!

“It’s massive boots to fill as Ryan is one of our best broadcasters and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”

Nicky, who is married to Georgina, and father to twins Rocco and Jay, is set to become a dad again this year.

The star was greeted with packages of baby goodies as he arrived at 2FM for the show early yesterday morning.