RTE star Jennifer Zamparelli reveals what she REALLY thinks of Westlife singer Nicky Byrne

RTE star Jennifer Zamparelli has revealed what she really thinks of Westlife’s Nicky Byrne.

The RTE 2FM host joined Nicky as co-host of Dancing With The Stars from 2019.


Jennifer Zamparelli and Nicky Byrne presented Dancing With The Stars togetherCredit: Kyran O’Brien
Nicky Byrne will not return to DWTS next year


Nicky Byrne will not return to DWTS next yearCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The singer has announced his decision to retire from performing as he will be back on the road with the band in early 2023.

Speaking on the Six O’Clock Show tonight, Jennifer said: “He [Nicky] snuck out the backdoor on the last show.

“I was watching him say, ‘You’re not coming back, are you?’

“It’s a huge production and it takes a long time. It’s a shame because I know how much he loves it.”

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Inside Jennifer Zamparelli's living room, fans are saying the same thing about the dress

The Dubliner explained what it’s like to work with the huge star.

She said: “We will miss him because he is a gentleman.

“You know when you meet these people who have these amazing careers and you’re like, ‘How are they going to be to work with?’

“But to work with, he was very warm and generous as a co-presenter, which was very welcoming to me. So he will be missed!”

The 42-year-old will now present DWTS with someone new by her side.

When asked who she wanted to hire, she said nothing.

Jen said: “For the next presenter it will take chemistry but ultimately it’s up to RTE I guess.

“The best person for the job, deserves the job.”

It comes after Jen announced an unusual career move and it’s unexpected.


The radio star has teamed up with a friend, Bernadette Byrnes, to open a hair salon.

HairPeople is the new luxury hair salon located at 13 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2.

Bernadette and Jennifer met in 2013 on the set of the RTE Comedy Awards and have been working together ever since.

The pair are united in their vision of a luxury hair salon experience that offers world-class hairdressing services to everyone.

Jennifer said: “My hair has never looked better or healthier since Bernadette started working with me.

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“I am thrilled to be part of this incredible vision at HairPeople.

“Bernadette has a knack for making clients feel amazing and look fantastic.”

Jennifer Zamparelli confessed what she really thinks of Nicky Byrne


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