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25th Aug 2022

Westlife’s Nicky Byrne has quit Dancing With The Stars

“A little news from me”

Nicky Byrne has quit Dancing with the Stars. The Westlife singer announced the news this afternoon.

He confirmed that it was time for him to move away from the presenting gig.

The Flying Without Wings singer has been part of the show since 2017.

Nicky explained that he wants to focus on Westlife and their tour.

” Hey all, a little news from me. Sadly, I will be stepping away from hosting ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on RTÉ.”


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“Westlife are now ten shows into our ‘Wild Dreams’ tour. We had two phenomenal nights at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium followed by a mind blowing show at Wembley Stadium and two absolutely sensational nights at Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

“This tour continues now taking us around the world including five continents with 60 plus shows up until Summer 2023.

“So with all this in mind, I have had to make some tough decisions. One of them is my future hosting ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on RTÉ – a show I have loved hosting from the very beginning.”

Nicky said he has “thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this show”.

“It’s been a brilliant five seasons since we launched in 2017, working with the best crew in the world.”

“I have smiled and laughed my way through those 59 shows to date and what a journey it’s been. I take away the greatest memories.”

He praised the cast, crew, and his fellow presenters for making it such a worthwhile experience.

“I wish whoever takes over from me the absolute best. Just don’t fall down that stairs at the start of the show!! You’ll have an absolute blast.”

Who do you think will take over from Nicky?