Nicky Byrne has a Byrne-ing ambition for TV gig

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Nicky Byrne has a Byrne-ing ambition for TV gig

I have no interest at all in managing other bands or anything like that


Westlife star Nicky Byrne wants to host huge telly shows such as X Factor or American Idol now the band have hung up their boots.

Nicky revealed his plan even though Westlife’s finale hasn’t sunk in yet.

“Right now I’m looking at Ryan Seacrest and Dermot O’Leary and I love what they’re doing,” added Nicky. “Big TV shows, that is definitely where I would love to be.”

However, he admitted he is still getting to grips with the fact that his career in Westlife is over.

"It really hasn't sunk in yet," he said. "I keep telling myself it's really the start of my career and my life and all the rest but every day I wake up and I think to myself 'It's time to do something new'."

He admitted he has no real interest in following his band mates Mark Feehily and Shane Filan and embarking on a solo career in the music business. "I definitely wasn't the lead singer in Westlife," he said. "I think Mark and Shane will have brilliant solo careers. I have no interest at all in managing other bands or anything like that. But I'll never rule out a single somewhere in the right place at the right time."

However, he admitted he doesn't want to tarnish the memory of the band's success. "I did 14 great years and I'd never want to look back on something and think, 'I tried this and it didn't work'." he said. "I have no regrets, none of us have. I think what I'll miss is standing on that stage looking out at the fans. I can never replace that. No matter what I do, that will never be replaced."


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