Nicky was on the Late Late Show last night on RTE 1 talking about Football’s Next Star which he will be presenting and it starts next Friday October the 5th at 5pm on RTE 2. He also spoke a bit about Strictly Come Dancing mentioning Rocco and Jay as well, so sweet!
A HUGE thank you to Shnicky Fairy for recording and uploading the videos, very much appreciated hun!
Credit/Source: RTE 1 / Shnicky Fairy
Awww everyone, check out this incredibly creative video that Vietnamese fans made for Westlife. It’s their own version of Westlife’s CHOON “Beautiful World” thanking them for 14 years. Well done to everyone involved, you should be very proud!
It brought tears to me and it looks like it wasn’t just me… … Such a sweet tweet from Marky to the creators of the video. Hopefully all the lads will see it. <3
By AOIFE BANNON
NICKY Byrne has told how he hopes his new TV show will turn the Ireland football team into a world-beating side.
And he reckons some of the youngsters he’s found are capable of turning Ireland’s footballing fortunes around — but only if gaffer Giovanni Trapattoni moves on first.
He said: “It’s everybody’s dream to see Ireland in a World Cup final, isn’t it?
“The whole country would shut down for a week like in 1990 and we were only in the last eight then. I’m not sure even if Football’s Next Star can guarantee something like that but our winner is definitely good enough to go all the way to Ireland’s first team if he keeps his head and has a bit of luck.
“Although, I think Trapattoni may need to move on pretty soon so we can see more of these young lads blooded through.”
Nicky — who is focusing on a career in TV since Westlife’s split — is also starring in Strictly Come Dancing.
And he revealed how he’d love to do his own bit for Ireland by winning the competition.
He told TV Now: “It is an absolute joy to be a part of. It’s one of the biggest shows on TV. I’m loving it! Hopefully I can do Ireland proud and bring that Glitter Ball back across the water.”
FOR the full interview see this week’s TV Now, out today.
By Ken Sweeney
NICKY Byrne’s former bandmates in Westlife are backing his bid for glory on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Training for the past week with US dance partner Karen Hauer, the 33-year-old said he has been inundated with requests for tickets for his first live show, on October 5.
However, the singer is keeping the best seats for his former bandmates.
“I have spoken to Shane (Filan) and he has his name down to come and watch us. Kian (Egan) has texted me too. Their support is good to have, and if they come along, it will be a big positive for me,” said Byrne.
The father-of-two is counting on their support as he revealed that after 14 years together, he feels strange performing without them.
“I’m super-exposed because the boys are not around me. At the same time, it feels like I have joined a new family. I’m excited and that’s a good sign,” he said.
Westlife are no strangers to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, having appeared on the BBC dance show several times throughout their career.
“We performed on it three times as Westlife, and we were always curious about what it would be actually like to dance on it as a contestant.
So it’s always been in the back of my mind, really. Now here I am, and the buzz is brilliant,” added Byrne.
BOYBAND Westlife have signed a get-well card and sent a bag of presents to the stabbed fan saved from fatal injuries by one of their programmes.
The 15-year-old girl used the 36-page glossy souvenir to block some of the blows when junkie Stephen Williams attacked her in Norwich.
The fan, who cannot be named, was returning from a Westlife concert at London’s O2.
Williams, 33, has been sentenced to seven years’ jail.
Amazing news from Kian everyone! He announced on his Twitter page that he will be co-presenting “Surprise Surprise” on ITV1. Congrats Kian, can’t wait for it!
Make sure you watch the Xtra Factor on ITV2 this weekend as it’s time for the bootcamp stage of the show which means Kian will be co-presenting with Caroline Flack.
Kian co-presenting The Xtra Factor
When: 22 & 23 September 2012
Louis Walsh reckons the new series of Strictly Come Dancing is brilliant, or so Nicky Byrne has claimed!
The Westlife singer said that the X Factor judge and his former manager was loving the series.
“It’ll be fun,” Nicky said. “I actually spoke to Louis last night and he was saying Strictly is brilliant.”
Nicky also promised his fans many more revealing outfits!
He said: “It’s exciting. The guy shave said I’ve got away lightly so far – thee a re lot more sequins to come, apparently!
“I’ve never had a spray tan in my life but everyone tells me I’m going to love it, so watch this space!”
Nicky previously admitted that he was feeling “exposed” on the show without his Westlife bandmates.
Speaking to DigitalSpy, Nicky said: “When I walked on the floor I thought, ‘Holy s**t, what have I signed up for?’
“You are totally exposed and this is the first time I’ve done something out of Westlife.”
Nicky claimed that Strictly was one of the “toughest” reality shows around.
He told the website: “This is something with such media interest and out of my comfort zone, it’s the toughest thing I could have picked.”
However he added: “It’s actually a long while since I’ve done something like this where I’m genuinely excited about what I’ve got in store during the day.
“All the celebrities are riding a crest of the wave at the moment.”
Strictly Come Dancing live shows start on October 5.
By Alex Fletcher
Westlife singer Nicky Byrne has confessed that he feels “exposed” without his former bandmates next to him on Strictly Come Dancing.
The singer has odds of 8/1 to win the series, but admitted that he was petrified when he arrived on the dancefloor during the launch show,
“When I walked on the floor I thought, ‘Holy s**t, what have I signed up for?’” he said.
“You are totally exposed and this is the first time I’ve done something out of Westlife.
“This is something with such media interest and out of my comfort zone, it’s the toughest thing I could have picked.”
However, Byrne said that he is looking forward to the “real buzz” of doing something new every day in training.
“It’s actually a long while since I’ve done something like this where I’m genuinely excited about what I’ve got in store during the day,” he added. “All the celebrities are riding a crest of the wave at the moment.”
Byrne has been partnered with new pro Karen Hauer on the BBC One show.
Strictly returns on Friday, October 5 on BBC One.
By Melanie Finn
LOUIS Walsh has revealed he hopes to see Westlife back on the stage – despite revelations by Nicky Byrne that the foursome fought like cats and dogs.
The 33-year-old singer, who is competing in Strictly Come Dancing, said after 14 years it was right for the band to go their separate ways.
“We battered each other, obviously not physically, but we argued like hell. Probably more so in the latter years,” he said.
But Louis has revealed how he hopes fans haven’t seen the last of Nicky, Shane Filan (33), Mark Feehily (32) and Kian Egan (32).
The X Factor judge said he reckons they will take to the stage again — but in ten years time.
“I’m not looking for any band to replace Westlife because that’s just not going to happen,” he told the Herald.
“Hopefully in 10 years time they will be back touring.”
The band hung up their stools for good last June following a sell out performance at Croke Park.
Louis, who is back for his ninth year in the X Factor hot seat, is also looking to resurrect another of his favourites — namely Sharon Osbourne.
He is backing Sharon — the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne — in her bid to return to the X Factor, the Herald can reveal.
Louis said he wants the diva back full-time in 2013 now that she has healed her rift with Simon Cowell.
‘We argued like hell’ – Nicky Byrne reveals the fights of Westlife’s final days
Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne has revealed that the latter years of Westlife saw plenty of in-house fighting. Although he has no regrets about the 14 years he spent with the band, according to the RTE Guide, the time had come for them all to move on.
He said: “We’d done it all, we’d the best of times and the worst of times. Battered each other – obviously not physically – but argued like hell.
“Probably more so in the latter years but that’s part of relationships, isn’t it? We had a laugh. We earned a few quid. We weren’t unique, but what was unique was that we lasted so long. I don’t know how we did it.”
The 33-year-old is set to appear on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing and will also host the new RTE show, Football’s Next Star, where ten young Irish players will fight for a place at Glasgow Celtic Youth Academy.
Speaking to the RTE Guide, Nicky also spoke about his wife, Georgina who he described as “one in a million.”
He said: “I fancied G from day one and she fancied me. We understand each other, we trust each other and we’re blessed so far with two kids. It’s great and it works.”