Some lovely pictures of Nicky arriving at the RTE studios ready for The Late Late Show on Friday.
So Nicky was presenting the vote for Ireland tonight to Malmo for the Eurovision Song Contest… with an estimated 600 million watching europewide, he did a brilliant job! (even if Grahan Norton was talking over the UK coverage!)
And here is the RTE version, where the presenter doesn’t talk over Nicky! *NEW*
Nicky to fill in for Tubs on 2fm while he celebrates 40th
Kirsty Blake Knox – 17 May 2013 02:15 PM
FORMER Westlife star Nicky Byrne is back in the studio.
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.”
Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne will take the reins from 40th birthday boy Ryan Tubridy on RTE radio later this month.
While Ryan nurses his head after his 40th birthday bash in Connemara the night before, Nicky will cover for him at 2fm studios on Wednesday May 29.
Late Late Show host Ryan plans to mark his milestone 40th on May 28 with family and friends in the Abbeyglen Hotel in Clifden — and Nicky’s stint is giving him a lie-in.
Nicky made his national radio debut in 2010, hosting 2fm’s Celebrity Sunday, and he also hosted a Sunday music show with Michael Cahill in 2010.
Nicky will also be addressing a worldwide audience tomorrow as the announcer of the Irish vote on Eurovision.
He sent jokingly panicked online yesterday by tweeting: “What do I wear on Saturday to announce the Irish votes to 600million plus people across Europe?!”
His former Westlife pal, Brian McFadden joked back: “A balaclava.”
Its all a bit quiet at the minute on the Nicky Byrne front…… although a couple more clips have been added to the 1001 things topic below.
So here are the new pictures that have appeared, a fun day out at Tayto land for the Byrne family and of course the stunning to Profile Picture from Nicky’s Twitter…. hopfully this is part of a full shoot that we will soon get to see!!
REMINDER… Saturday night Nicky will be presenting the Irish vote at the Eurovision Song Contest. Of course we will have the clip up as soon as we can
Finally, hopefully…. if the rumours today are true we will have some new audio files soon!