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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.

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Former Westlife Star Could Have New Career In The Making After Successful Stint On RTÉ

RTÉ could have a new star presenter in the making…

Radio bosses at the station are trying to sign former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne up to a regular slot on the ol’ wireless.

Nicky filled in for Ryan Tubridy on his morning show yesterday and impressed the bosses with his chatty nature.

The father-of-two’s new career is keeping up its momentum as he recently landed a presenting job with TV show The Hit which begins next week.

An insider told the Irish Sun: “Nicky went down a storm [on RTÉ], 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.”

Nicky said his mother was so proud to hear her son would be on the radio for the morning.

“I really didn’t have to be asked twice when 2FM approached me to fill in for Ryan Tubridy,” Nicky said before the show.

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

“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 is also looking forward to becoming a new dad again as wife Georgina is set to add a little brother or sister to the family for twins Rocco and Jay.

Source: her.ie

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Nicky proves he’s a big Hit at RTE with summer TV presenting gig

FORMER Westlife star Nicky Byrne is to be one of the two hosts of RTE summer music show The Hit.

Already used to playing in vast arenas, the 34-year-old will join co-presenter Aidan Power live on-stage at the O2 in July when established names perform the songs of unknown songwriters. Continue reading Nicky proves he’s a big Hit at RTE with summer TV presenting gig

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Nicky to fill in for Tubs on 2fm while he celebrates 40th

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FORMER Westlife star Nicky Byrne is back in the studio.

But instead of recording boyband ballads, he will be filling in for 2fm’s Ryan Tubridy. Nicky will front Ryan’s radio show on May 29 when the big man celebrates his 40th birthday.

2fm had planned to announce the news early next week, but their plans were dashed when outspoken music mogul Louis Walsh spilled the beans live on air.

Louis was appearing on Colm Hayes’ radio show to talk about his own upcoming stint on the station. Louis will host a special three-hour ‘oldies show’ on the June bank holiday Monday. But before long he started talking about Nicky’s hush-hush gig.

“You know Nicky’s coming? Nicky Byrne, he’s starting here in a few weeks time. You know that?” the X Factor judge asked Colm.

But presenter Colm appeared surprised, saying on air: “Why did you do this? We told you before you came you were not to mention Nicky Byrne.”

“But he’s in Westlife,” Louis replied. “And he’s going to be in for just one day.”

“Colm, your job’s safe,” he said. “Don’t worry, and he’s just doing Ryan’s job for one day.”

Colm told listeners this information “hadn’t been released yet”.

“Well it is now!” Louis shouted. “Nicky Byrne is doing 2fm for Ryan!”

And dad-of-two Nicky said he is delighted: “I really didn’t have to be asked twice when 2fm approached me to fill in on Tubridy,” he said.

“It’s massive boots to fill and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”

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Nicky will be a dad again

A few days ago Nicky announced the big news on his twitter:

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Nicky Byrne to take break from music to focus on following TV dream

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne says he’s happy to put his music career on hold — and is now looking for a high-profile presenting role.

The Dubliner appeared in hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing after Westlife split last summer, and he revealed that he’s giving music a break.

“I’m happy to give it a rest for a while,” Nicky (34) said.

“I’m a driven and ambitious person and I know I can’t beat what I did in Westlife.

“I’ve no interest in becoming the next big solo star. For me, that’s not the right thing to do.”

Instead, he’s hoping to be on prime time TV — and while he’s had small projects in the past, he’s now “having the right meetings with the right people”.

Speaking at the re-opening of the Morrison Hotel in Dublin — also attended by Kathryn Thomas, Nadia Forde and the Dublin Wives — Nicky explained: “Dermot O’Leary, Ryan Seacrest, Ant and Dec, Vernon Kay — there’s a lot of scope in that field.

“I’d love to present a big Saturday night entertainment show — that would be ideal.”

Nicky also revealed that he’s in talks with both RTE and BBC to present a radio show.

He is also considering a role in the West End — with offers of musicals flooding in after his raised profile in the UK.

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Anyone want some exclusive Westlife news?

Celebritain.com can reveal exclusive news about Westlife’s future plans.

Firstly, Shane Filan is planning to launch his solo career on The X Factor.
The former Westlife star has already recorded his debut single, which has been described as “Buble meets Adele”. Filan’s Manager, Louis Walsh, has vowed to pull out all the stops for the project, as he is determined to reverse the star’s fortunes following his recent bankruptcy.

Shane will first appear on The X Factor to help Louis pick his final four acts. He’ll then perform his solo single for the first time during the live finals and the intention is to make the song available for download straight afterwards. Celebritain have learned that the release could coincide with the release of the band’s next live dvd.

A Source told Celebritain “Louis isn’t going to waste any time with Shane. In the wake of his financial issues the plan is to launch him as soon as possible and the only thing they’re waiting for is The X Factor. There’s no way they’re going to waste the opportunity to launch Shane’s career infront of so many viewers”.
Ironically, the performance will see Shane go head-to-head in a ratings battle with his former bandmate Nicky Byrne, who is negotiating lucrative offer to appear on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. The BBC have huge plans for Nicky including his own show on BBC Radio 2. They are also hoping he will agree to become a mentor on The Voice.

A Source told Celebritain “The BBC want to turn Nicky in to their next big star. There are talks of him either becoming a mentor on The Voice or even a co-host, when the show gets a revamp next year. The idea is to give him his own Radio 2 show as well and turn him into a major new face on the channel”.
Kian Egan has also agreed to continue as a mentor on The Voice of Ireland whilst Mark is not planning to release any solo material until late next year.

Fans of the band were in mourning today after they performed together for the final time in Dublin’s Croke Park last night. However the legend will live on with an official 2013 calendar and potentially a new live cd to accompany the official Farewell Concert and documentary dvd scheduled for release 19th November.

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