Nicky working on a solo album!19/11/2013 11:34
Amazing news everyone, Nicky is working on a solo album!
Nicky Byrne: Me have another child? You’ve got to be kidding…
Westlife star Nicky Byrne has got his hands full
He’s just become a dad for the third time and Nicky Byrne has admitted he and wife Georgina Ahern are not having any more children.
The former Westlife singer, 35, said he wants to focus on his career and is on track to become the Irish Robbie Williams.
Hot on the heels of ex-bandmate Shane Filan, the star has near completed his first solo album.
Nicky said: “I’ve four tracks recorded and seven written.
““I’ve been reluctant to talk about it but it’s happening. I’ve been really enjoying the process as there hasn’t been people on my back about deadlines.”
Like Shane, Nicky has employed Wayne Hector who wrote almost 30 of Westlife’s hits, contributing to seven No1s, including World Of Our Own and Flying Without Wings.
The singer said: “I’ve been working on it for the last four months and I’m really delighted with the stuff we’ve done so far.
“It’s fun, a bit cheeky chappy, quirky. A bit of craic really. In saying that I’m very serious about it, it’s great quality.
“I’m definitely working with the right people for me. I haven’t signed to a label or anything like that yet I’m just happy to see the album being made.”
Chatting on the phone yesterday while waiting to pick up six-year-old twin sons Rocco and Jay from school, Nicky said he’s been run off his feet since Westlife split just over two years ago after 14 years together.
And now the proud father of three after the birth of baby Gia last month.
He gushed: “I’m doing the school run as Georgina can’t drive for another week or so. She’s a dream baby, a brilliant little girl.
“She’s really calm and I’m totally smitten.”
But the star said he has done his bit for humanity and will not be having any more kids. He laughed: “We feel incredibly lucky with the three we have so that’s us definitely done now.”
The doting dad said he’s been keeping an eye on his father-in-law, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern since a man tried to attack him with a crutch in a Dublin pub last week.
He added: “I talk to Bertie all the time. He’s fine. It’s just one of those things.”
Nicky, who took part in Strictly Come Dancing last year, will be back on stage next week to host the Cheerios Childline Concert 2013.
He said: “It’ll be funny to be there as Shane is performing but I’ll be supporting him from the sidelines.”
And while Shane and Nicky share the O2 stage on Wednesday, albeit in different capacities, Kian Egan will be sweating it out in the jungle on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity.
“I think Kian has a great chance of winning. I know if I was stuck in the jungle I’d want him on my team.
“He’s up for a challenge and he would just suck it up and get on with tasks especially if it means the rest of the gang will get dinner. It’s the perfect show for him really, he’s very adventurous.”