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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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Nicky Byrne reveals he is leaving RTÉ 2FM show this year ahead of new Dancing with the Stars return

The star says he wants to ‘carve’ out his career with Westlife.

Nicky Byrne has revealed he has decided to step away from his radio show in order to make time for the upcoming Westlife tour.

The Westlife star has chosen to take some time out from the airwaves as he gears up for an extremely demanding year ahead.

Between co-hosting Dancing with the Stars as well as working on releasing new music with Westlife ahead of their reunion tour , Nicky said: “When it came to carving out a new career after the band, I never wanted to try and do a solo album, having known the success I experienced with Westlife.

“It’s very hard to emulate what someone like Robbie Williams did. So I thought, I’m just going to become my own man here, and create something for myself, which I believe I have done now. I’m not ‘Nicky from Westlife’ any more, which is strange because that used to be my surname,” he told RTÉ Guide.

However, fans of the 2FM show needn’t worry, as Nicky is certain he will go back to radio and TV when the tour is over, explaining: “I see radio and TV as a big part of my life, like a Ryan Tubridy or a Pat Kenny. I want to be a TV presenter for a long time.”