Clive Robertson – The Sun
STRICTLY’S Nicky Byrne has been nicknamed GLITTERBALLS thanks to his slinky moves on the dance floor.
And she is not the only one taking the mickey — Nicky’s wife of nine years, Georgina, has been mocking him for his daft dance clobber.
But the singer says Georgina loves his transformation from bar stool crooner to ballroom dancer.
He said: “My wife is buzzing with excitement. She will come to all the shows — we are very much a team.
“Her sister, Cecelia, nicknamed me Glitterballs and now that’s the running joke in my family.
“I like to put a smile on their faces.”
Nicky admits he needs a new wardrobe: “After seeing my first dance, Georgina could not stop laughing for ten minutes “She told me, ‘Seriously, you need to change your style’.
“And when I watched myself afterwards, I was like, ‘Oh no!’ I had Cuban heels with ankle socks and shorts! My legs looked so white. I am not sure I am ready for fake tan yet but everyone tells me the wall does come down eventually.