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Nicky Byrne tipped to be a big Hit in Oz

The star has been headhunted by Australian bosses ahead of his presenting debut

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne is being eyed up for an Australian move – presenting a version of The Hit.

TV bosses from Down Under as well as Russia, America, UK and China will be watching his prime-time presenting debut on RTE on Friday evening.

They are flying in to see the first episode at Dublin’s O2 to decide whether to pick up the programme for their own stations.

And insiders have revealed Nicky, 34, could be on the cards to keep his host role – taking a TV slot alongside Brian McFadden and Ronan Keating.

A source said: “They will have only seen details of The Hit on paper so far, but see it as being a really strong format especially as it’s backed by Warner Brothers.

“Top people from Russia, China, America and Britain are all going to be watching tonight – and if it goes well they’ll be snapping up the rights.

“And it definitely could lead to Nicky being asked to come across and present a foreign version of it, especially in Australia given the huge links with Ireland.”

And Nicky admitted he would love to be involved with a version of the programme in another country – but only after making the Irish version a hit.

He told the Irish Mirror: “My mindset at the moment is all about making this show a success in Ireland, I’ve always said I live in Ireland and everything about me is Irish.

“Westlife had a massive fan base in other parts of the world, and it’s always nice to be recognised there.

“So you’d like to be able to say I present The Hit in Ireland and if it’s going to go to another country I would love to be a part of it there as well.”

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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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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