The ex-Westlife star won’t be leaving TV behind to become a TD
Nicky Byrne has said he will never follow in his father-in-law Bertie Ahern’s footsteps by going into politics.
Although he’s one of the country’s most popular presenters, the ex-Westlife star won’t be leaving TV behind to become a TD.
“Whether you’re good, bad or brilliant, you have to be married to the job.
“I read that Tony Blair once said, ‘Once you decide, you divide’. In other words, you can’t keep everyone happy so why would you want to do that?
“I tip my hat to every one of them but it wouldn’t be for me.”
Former Fianna Fail leader Bertie joined Nicky, his wife Georgina, 37, and their twin sons Rocco and Jay, nine, and three-year-old daughter Gia for Christmas dinner this year.
The star explained he always makes a big deal of the festive season because he has spent so much time away from home between his time in Westlife and playing soccer for Ireland as a teen.
He said: “We always have both families over for Christmas. We started the tradition when we moved into our house and now we just have everyone over every year.
“I’m not a great cook. I’ll serve everyone a few drinks, Georgina does all the cooking but I try to help out a little bit.