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Friday 15 December 2017

I'm so proud of DJ Nicky, says Cecelia

CECELIA Ahern's latest novel may feature a famous radio DJ who's going through a dark time.

But although her brother-in-law Nicky Byrne is now co- anchoring a popular 2fm radio show, there was no drawing on his real-life experience as inspiration for her eleventh book, The Year I Met You.

Nicky's flying high with the show which he hosts with Jenny Greene, and Cecelia says it's a firm favourite in the Ahern household and she always makes time to tune in.

"I listen to it every day. It got nominated for two radio awards and I'm so proud of him," she said.

"There's just a lovely chemistry between himself and Jenny. I find myself smiling just listening to it. The pair of them genuinely get on great."

She said that presenting a radio show was a natural transition for the Westlife star, given his lengthy time with the chart-topping band.

"If you're hosting a concert in front of 100,000, that's a huge amount of experience right there, it's a great CV to have and people love him and he's naturally nosy. I knew he'd do great," she said.

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