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He’s used to singing in front of thousands of people, but how will singer-songwriter Nicky Byrne cope whilst holding a Strictly Come Dancing pro-dancer instead of a microphone?
When Westlife were on Strictly, I remember looking at the contestants and seeing the fear in their eyesNicky Byrne
Nicky is one quarter of Irish pop band Westlife. The group sold over 45 million records worldwide and accumulated 14 number-one UK singles including Flying without Wings, Unbreakable and Queen of My Heart.
Nicky was born in Dublin, and from a young age demonstrated skills as a talented goalkeeper. He signed for Leeds United when he was 15 years old, although he was released from his contract two years later.
In 1998 Nicky's life changed after attending an audition for a new Irish boyband, Westside, although the name was later changed to Westlife.
Over their 14 years together the group had seven top-ten albums and recorded studio and live performances with Mariah Carey, Lulu and Diana Ross. They also performed live duets with artists as diverse as Roy Orbison and Kevin Spacey.
In 2011 the Irish boyband, managed by Louis Walsh announced that they would all be going their separate ways following a farewell tour in 2012.
- Nicky and Karen dance the Argentine Tango to ‘Skyfall’ Duration: 01:38 Series 10, Week 9
- Nicky and Karen dance the Charleston to 'Doop' Duration: 01:48 Series 10, Week 8
- Nicky and Karen dance the Foxtrot to 'The Best Is Yet To Come' Duration: 01:42 Series 10, Week 6
- Nicky and Karen dance the Tango to 'Weird Science' Duration: 01:40 Series 10, Week 4
- Nicky & Karen dance The Cha Cha to 'Dynamite' Duration: 01:41 Series 10, Week 2
- Nicky and Karen dance the Quickstep to 'Hey Pachuco' Duration: 01:36 Series 10, Week 3 - Strictly Does Hollywood
- Colin Salmon Left in Week 5
- Dani Harmer Left in the Grand Final
- Denise Van Outen Runner up
- Fern Britton Left in Week 6
- Jerry Hall Left in Week 3
- Johnny Ball Left in Week 2
- Kimberley Walsh Runner up
- Lisa Riley Left in Week 11
- Louis Smith Winner of 2012
- Michael Vaughan Left in Week 9
- Nicky Byrne Left in Week 10
- Richard Arnold Left Strictly in Week 7
- Sid Owen Left in Week 4
- Victoria Pendleton LEFT IN WEEK 8