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I don't watch Kian on The Voice, admits Nicky

FORMER Westlife star Nicky Byrne admits that he rarely watches his ex-bandmate Kian Egan on the The Voice.

But while he has no interest in mentoring music acts, he said he would like to try his hand at more presenting.

"I haven't seen much of it (The Voice), but as far as I know he (Kian) is doing well," Nicky told the Herald.

"Presenting has always been something that I have loved, but in terms of mentoring acts, I'm not sure that's for me.

"I have heard FM104's skit in the morning with him and Bressie, so I always have a little giggle at that," he added.

As well as lighting up our screens on Strictly Come Dancing, the 34-year-old Dubliner also enjoyed a presenting gig on Football's Next Star.

And just this week, he hosted a one-off episode on RTE depicting Dublin's St Patrick's Day festivities, during which he took on the role of Grand Marshall.

While he can't see himself handing down advice to nervous hopefuls anytime soon, Nicky said the nature of show business means that you can never rule anything out long-term.

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"You say that and then something different is around the corner that you're not expecting. But I think TV, radio, maybe musicals. Who knows?

"For me now it's just about meeting everyone and having fun."

The father-of-two thinks Kian is "doing really well" and "being himself", even though he has landed himself in rows with the other judges, Bressie, Sharon Corr and Jamelia.

"That's what he was like in Westlife. I think with Kian he never has pulled any punches."

Nicky says he has surprised even himself as his interests begin to slide towards a starring role in the West End or on Broadway.

"I thought after coming out of Westlife, presenting was where I wanted to be.

"It still is very important, but after Strictly a lot of people wanted to speak to me about musicals and find out what my thoughts were on that type of stuff," Nicky said.

"I honestly thought that after Westlife I was hanging up my microphone and that would be it.

"But after Strictly, people wanted to know, 'well are you interested in the West End?'"

No matter where his career takes him, Nicky says a permanent move away from home is not on the cards.

"Ireland is my home, I want to stay here," he said.

"If an opportunity came up I would definitely go, but I'd always come back."

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