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12th Mar 2019

Nicky Byrne just made an official announcement about leaving 2FM

Olivia Hayes

A lot of changes are being made.

Nicky Byrne has officially announced that he is stepping down from his role at 2FM. It comes after his co-host Jenny Greene said that she is moving away from the show this morning.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, he thanked everyone at 2FM for helping him along the way and especially Jenny for teaching him so much about radio.

He said: “Hey All, As of today I’m very sad to say I’ll be stepping away from Radio for a little while to embark on and see through the Westlife Twenty year anniversary tour. Amazingly that will have been over 5 years On Air with 2FM with the wonderful Jenny Greene.

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“I don’t remember a day I didn’t laugh out loud as we nattered our way through the mornings! I also really couldn’t have wished for a better Captain to have learned under, she taught me so much through the years and was inspirational in me picking up a Radio PPI award for Best Newcomer in 2014.

“Jenny is, as Tina Turner once said, “Simply The Best.” I am sad to see her leave 2FM and I can only wish her love and happiness and the absolute best in all her future endeavors. 2019 is going to be a hugely fun but extremely busy year for me with our Westlife tour and a brand new album due later in the year as well. I would like to say to our incredibly loyal listeners, I will miss you all dearly.

“My mid mornings will never be the same and have changed dramatically over the last five years and I hope yours have too! We’ve had laughs n tears, snow n storms and wins and losses, but we lived to tell the tale. Thank you for the memories.

“So that’s it .. I’ve had an absolute blast! ‘Good day Ireland, Wherever you are’ X.”

Earlier this morning, Jenny Grenne released a statement on Twitter, saying that it was with a “heavy heart” she was confirming her departure.

It said:

“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to say farewell to 2FM. 12 years ago John Clarke gave me the opportunity of a lifetime, to host my own show on Friday night.

“Soon after, Ian Wilson took my under his wing and secured me a Saturday night show and he gave me the freedom to create my own brand and vision with The Electric Disco.

“I can never thank him enough for the belief he had in me”

As well as hosting Electric Disco, Jenny also began presenting with Nicky Byrne five years ago.