Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne guest hosted on radio show RTE 2fm and spoke to One Direction’s Niall Horan about the band’s upcoming tour and film “1D3D”.
Talking about the upcoming tour, which will visit the UK, Ireland, and South America, Byrne told Horan that he would likely visit places he never knew existed.
Horan, who is from Mullingar, County Westmeath responded, “Yeah, sure when the charity single went to No 1 in 62 countries, I didn’t even know 62 countries existed! We’re definitely going to be performing in places I’ve never heard of before.”
Horan talked about training with Real Madrid, a professional football club based in Spain. He told Byrne, “We went training with Real Madrid the other day, that was unreal.”
Byrne was envious of the 19-year-old saying, “No, you didn’t, I’m not even going to believe you did that because whatever about breaking America, I’m very jealous of you training with Real Madrid.”
He also talked to Byrne about One Direction’s upcoming movie, “1D3D”, a documentary style film following the band as they go on tour. Horan told Byrne about how much access the film crew had and about playing Croke Park.
Horan is sure that his grandmother was listening to 2fm. He was talking to her on the phone when she hung up on him after saying that she had to go listen to the radio. He tweeted from his official account, “Was talking to my nanny earlier and she said, have to go! Listening to the radio they’re gona talk about one direction after the break! haha (sic)”
RTE reported that when Byrne was offered the opportunity to fill in for Tubridy, he said, “I’m really looking forward to . . . jumping into Ryan’s chair for the first time. Obviously Westlife has had a wonderful relationship with 2fm over the years, stretching right back to the late 90’s and Gerry Ryan- or ‘Uncle Gerry’ as we call him.”
He added, “Also my mam will be very proud that I’m taking over the ‘big one’ even if it’s just for one day!”
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