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Hugh Grant wishes Nicky Byrne a very happy birthday: ‘Just tell him that I love him’

The Hollywood star hasn’t always been a fan of Westlife.

Actor Hugh Grant has wished a special happy birthday to Nicky Byrne.
The 2FM presenter turned 36 today, and Hollywood star Hugh made sure to send him a birthday message.
Speaking to Nicky’s co-host Jenny Greene, the Notting Hill star said: “”Just tell him that I love and that I miss him.”
But it seems Nicky wasn’t too sure the actor would be too nice about the singer.

“From what I remember he wasn’t always a big fan of Westlife,” Nicky said.
However after hearing his birthday message Nicky took it back.
“Great interview with Hugh, and what a nice man, I take it all back. Can I just say Hugh I love you too and I miss you too,” he said.

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Nicky Byrne in a world of his own after winning Radio Award for Best Newcomer

The 2FM star took home the gong just months after starting at the station.

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne was in a world of his own last night – after winning a top radio award.
The 2FM presenter won the Best Newcomer gong at the prestigious PPI Radio Awards, just months after starting on the station.
It was a massive coup for the Nicky Byrne Show host, whose three hour show has now become the most listened to programme on the station.

However the RTE star didn’t managed to win both of the gongs he was up for – with Dermot and Dave taking home Best Music Programme.
Initially after being nominated, Nicky said he was “beyond chuffed” to just be nominated.
He said: “I’m beyond chuffed with the two nominations for the show. Jenny, along with producer Al, Lindy and Kate have become my on-air family.”


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PPI Radio Awards Nominations

RTÉ Radio radio stations have been nominated for a total of 37 awards in the PPI Radio Awards 2014 shortlist, which was released at midday today, 3rd September.

The nominations include 31 for RTÉ Radio 1 programmes, two for RTÉ 2fm, three for RTÉ lyric fm and one for RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

RTÉ Radio 1 has been nominated in some of the PPI’s most prestigious categories, including News Story of the Year, News Programme of the Year, Sports Programme of the Year, Documentary of the Year and News Broadcaster of the Year to name but a few.

RTÉ 2fm’s Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene has proved itself as popular with the awarding body as it is with its listeners, having received nominations for Newcomer of the Year (Nicky Byrne) and the coveted Music Programme of the Year Award.

RTÉ lyric fm has been nominated for Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year, Music Special/Music Event of the Year and New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programme.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has received a nomination for Specialist Music Programme of the Year for its popular alternative music programme, An Taobh Tuathail.

The PPI Radio Awards winners will be announced at the annual Gala Awards night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, which takes place this year on Friday 3rd October.

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Ice Bucket Challenge

Everybody is doing it! From Ronaldo to Bill Gates…it’s the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for Motor Neuron Disease. Last night Nicky was nominated and did the challenge and then he passed it on to Jenny!

Jenny accepted the challenge and did it live on air today! She nominated Sharon Ni Bheolain, Joe Duffy, Maia Dunphy and Michael O’Leary so they have 24hours to take up the challenge!