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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Too cool for school... Rocco and Jay will enjoy another year at home with mum

STAR couple Nicky Byrne and Georgina Ahern won't be sending twins Jay and Rocco to school for another year.

Westlife singer Nicky and his fitness trainer wife Georgina had originally planned to send their four-year-old twins to primary school in September. However, the couple have now opted to keep the boys home for another year.

Proud dad Nicky (32) explained how their sons, whose grandfather is former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, will start school in the autumn of 2012.

"The boys are four. They're not starting school this year, no," Nicky explained. "They'll probably start in September of next year.

"It's a weird one because their birthday falls in April so if they went now they would be one of the youngest in the class.



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"They say for boys it's good to leave them for another year as they're more mature. We'll wait and see if that's true," he laughed.

Rocco and Jay have enjoyed a number of family nights out with their parents in recent weeks including a trip to Peter Pan at the Grand Canal Theatre earlier this week, as well as an outing to the premiere of Cars 2 last Sunday.

Nicky explained how he has been enjoying spending some quality time with his offspring in recent weeks after taking a month's break.

He and his bandmates Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily are now due to hit the road once more with their hugely popular tour.

The talented foursome will take to the stage at Hamilton Park Racecourse in Scotland this Saturday, marking their first performance in months.

Nicky says he and the rest of the group are now looking forward to the tour of South Africa and South East Asia in the autumn.

Westlife will take in stops in Manila, Vietnam and Shanghai to name but a few.

"I'm doing a bit of everything to be honest," Nicky explained. "We just came back from the UK, we were there for four days. We were in the studio for four or five weeks but we finished there about a month ago.

"Then we had a month off so we've a gig next Saturday. We've a few big shows coming up.

"We'll be finishing off the tour in the UK and then we've got South Africa to do and then we'll be going to South East Asia," he added.

The down to earth singer has also been tipped to land a role on RTE's new talent show series, The Voice.

Nicky insists however that he is completely in the dark when it comes to the show.

lnolan@herald.ie

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