Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Westlife's Nicky in X Factor hint

Nicky Byrne of Westlife would like a TV presenting or judging role in the future

Westlife's Nicky Byrne has hinted he'd love a job on The X Factor.

The Flying Without Wings stars have announced they are splitting next year and 33-year-old singer Nicky told the Daily Star he has been thinking about what it would be like to host or be a judge on the show.

He said: "It's funny with The X Factor because in the past we'd be looking at the bands and how they perform, but this year I'm looking more at Louis and Dermot to see what they do.

"I'm keen to do more TV presenting and I can see myself getting into a Dermot O'Leary kind of role. Presenting a show like that is something I would like to do."

Westlife were once signed to Simon Cowell's record label, so Nicky thinks he has a good chance.

He said: "I've a good relationship with Simon, despite everything. I texted him when we left the label and it's all amicable now.

"Maybe down the road, me doing X Factor would be a very interesting conversation to have with him."

Nicky's former bandmate Brian McFadden is now a judge on Australia's Got Talent and Boyzone's Ronan Keating, who briefly managed Westlife, is a judge on the Australian X Factor.

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