The 2016 Irish Eurovision representative, Nicky Byrne, has announced he is taking a break from his music career to host RTÉ’s Dancing with the stars.
Nicky Byrne, most famous for being part of the internationally famous boyband Westlife, represented Ireland with his upbeat solo song Sunlight this year. However, he has since told the press that he is focusing on his role as a presenter now, as he is set the Irish version of Dancing with the stars.
It’s parked at the moment, he said about the future of his music career. I’ve nothing planned at the moment, unless down the road we can look at another solo album, or a Westlife reunion if that raises it’s head – but there’s no plans of that either.
His co-presenter, Amanda Byram, also added that he doesn’t have time to sing!
When asked about whether he would take to the Dancing with the stars stage as a performer, he confessed he wouldn’t unless he was joined by his former bandmates.
I haven’t even thought about it to be honest with you. Probably not unless Westlife were doing it, I’ve no solo album coming out at the minute. No reason to do it just for the sake of doing it. It is an opportunity for anybody to come in, the likes of Olly Murs or Robbie Williams to come over and perform on the show.
Dancing with the stars airs on Sunday January 8th on RTE 1 from 18:30 GMT (19:30 CET).
Nicky Byrne represented Ireland in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with Sunlight. Unfortunately, he didn’t make the final, finishing in 15th place in his semi-final with 46 points.