Dec 092012

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne became the  ninth star to leave Strictly Come Dancing after the judges chose to save  competition favourite Denise Van Outen.

Nicky, partner Karen Hauer and the six  remaining couples took to the dance floor in a final bid to book their places in  the semi-final but a combination of viewer votes and the judges scores left  Byrne, 34, and Denise, 38, at the mercy of the judges as the lowest scoring  couples.

The handsome father of two’s exit came after  he found himself in the bottom two for the second consecutive week. On Saturday  night he failed to impress judges with his fusion dance to Olly Murs’ song  Troublemaker.

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Dec 082012

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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