Westlife

Westlife star Nicky Byrne has revealed he wants to return to the airwaves

Nicky Byrne says he would like to return to radio – but is too busy with Westlife at the moment.

The singer-turned-host previously hosted his own 2fm mid-morning show with Jenny Greene, but left in 2019 after news broke that the band were reuniting.

Nicky, 43, said: “Radio is something I always want to keep in my life, but I just don’t have the time right now. Westlife has a big tour coming up.

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“We start in Kent in the UK on July 1, then we perform in Colchester and later in the week we return to Dublin to do a few nights at the Aviva Stadium.

“Then we tour pretty much every weekend until October when we start arena shows in the UK.”

The tour, which was originally scheduled to take place before the Covid-19 pandemic, will continue into 2023 as Nicky and bandmates Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily hope to travel outside of Europe.

He added: “Next year we have to look at Asia as those tour dates have yet to be set but those parts of the world haven’t fully opened up yet due to Covid so we’ll have to wait and see. “

This tour has been a long time coming, and the father of three says it’s amazing to get back on the road and honor the canceled gigs.

Nicky added: “I’m really looking forward to it because we’ve all been through some weird years.”

The World Of Our Own singer is also hoping to return to hosting Dancing With The Stars on RTE if the dates work out, but admitted being part of the band is his favorite job.

He added: “I love working in TV, but being with the guys and being part of Westlife is totally different.

“We travel, sing our greatest hits and our shows always have a real party vibe.”

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