FAKE tan hater Nicky Byrne has confessed that Strictly has left him wanting an orange glow for LIFE.
The former Westlife singer objected to the sunkissed look so much that he initially ran away when threatened with a spray tan by show bosses.
But the heart-throb has admitted he now slathers on bronzing products.
He laughed: “Fake tan will be here for life now. It is something I put a barrier up to but once I had seen myself on a couple of the shows, I realised the look was perfect on TV.”
Nicky added: “When you first get it done you do look like you have been Tangoed. But I suppose after a shower and the next day, it doesn’t look so bad.”
The star — who has been in the bottom two twice, including last week against pal Michael Vaughan — told how he found it difficult to pick himself up after the mental bashing.
He said: “It has happened twice and it is never a nice position, especially when you are up against Vaughnie, who is a good mate.
“However, I get the bragging rights for the rest of our lives now as I won out of us two.
“It’s not a position I would like to find myself in again and I am working my ar*e off to stop it happening again.”
Meanwhile Nicky — dad to twin sons Rocco and Jay with wife Georgina — vowed that while he felt like he was an outsider in the competition next to frontrunners Denise van Outen and Kimberley Walsh, he was ready for battle.
The songwriter, partnered with sexy Karen Hauer, complained that this week’s theme, dance fusion, was like a “banana skin” as he had to perform the samba and the elegant American smooth foxtrot all in one routine.
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