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Nicky Byrne

Full Name: Nicholas Bernard James Adam Byrne
Date of birth: 9th October 1978
Star Sign: Libra
Place of birth: Dublin
School: Returned to Plunkit College after spending two years with Leeds Football Club
Where do you live now: Baldoyle - Dublin with my parents
Colour of eyes: Blue
Height: 5ft 9 and a half
Nicky's profile
Inside leg measurement: 30 1/2
Chest: 38-40
Shoe size: 7 1/2
Any tattoos: A Celtic design that goes across his lower back

Scar on right elbow
Family: parents Nicholas and Yvonne, one sister Gillian (22) and one brother Adam (11)
Nicky's family
Nicky's family

Childhood photos:


Describe yourself in three words: Thoughtful, reliable, trustworthy
Bad habit: Drinking tea with the spoon still in the cup
Rule of Life: "Never think that anyone's better than you, and never think that you are better than anyone else"
Phrase that you use often: Le Grį it means with love in Irish
If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be? a fox or a tiger
Dream house: Big house just outside Dublin
Most embarassing moment: falling over at Elland Road, Leeds United's stadium in front of 30,000 people

(photo below thanks to Kristin Beckner)
Nicky's autograph


Hobbies: Football and snooker
Instrument: Learning to play piano
Likes: Football (Soccer) (especially Man U and Leeds cos he used to be the goalie in the junior team), eating out, shopping and travelling home to Ireland to see his family
Dislikes: Smoking and nasty people
Worst class(es): I was never any good at maths
Best class(es): English was easy and geography wasn’t bad
Fave sport(s): Soccer and snooker
Fave actor: Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt
Fave actress: Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz
Fave male singer: Phil Collins
Fave female singer: Natalie Imbruglia
Most like to meet: Phil Collins, Madonna
Best movie ever: Titanic, Die Hard, Armageddon
Fave cereal: Sugar Puffs
Fave food: Sunday dinner, Mum's cooking, Japanese
Worst food: Prawns
Fave soft drink: Pepsi
McDonalds or Burger King: McDonalds definitely
Fave place to chill: My couch in my front living room in Dublin
Fave place to visit: Caribbean or New York or Sydney
Fave football team: Manchester United
Fave perfume, men’s: Dolce & Gabbana
Fave perfume, women’s: CK Eternity
Fave clothes: smart clothes
Fave designer: Gucci
Fave colour: Blue or white or black
Fave book: The Mammy by Bruce O'Carroll
Fave group: Boyzone
Fave song: Phil Collins - 'Against all Odds', What I want Is What I've Got
First record you bought: Kylie Minogue - 'I Should Be So Lucky'
First concert: The Cranberries in Dublin
U2 or B*Witched: U2
BSB or Boyzone: Boyzone


Blondes or brunettes: Depends
Ideal woman: Elegant, smart, humourous, nice eyes
Have a girlfriend: Nicky is married to Georgina Ahern, Irish premier Bertie Ahern's daughter

Georgina with her dad Georgina, her dad and Nicky at Nicky's 21st Birthday Georgina and Nicky at Shane's 21st Birthday
WL with their girlfriends: Shane & Gillian, Kian & Jessica, Nicky & Georgina
Nicky with Georgina at a Newcastle United football game, 26th April '02.

His first kiss : was when he was a wee rugrat of nine years old with his mum's friend's daughter! But then Nicky did have 'steady' girlfriends at that age - about one a month!
Fave one-liner: How do you like your eggs in the morning
Romantic move (eg. flowers): Surprised my girlfriend by coming home after being away for two months


  1. "I always try to make a resolution but I can never stick to them. I usually try and stop swearing - but it doesn't help, I've even had a swear box before and I put money in it when I swore - but I'd always end up broke!"

  2. "I didn't realize I'd have to travel so much. I thought I'd just stay in Ireland!"

  3. "Sometimes I wear boxer shorts and sometimes nothing but a smile in bed!"

  4. "I wouldn't mind looking like Brad Pitt!"

  5. "I only have boxer shorts on.... I'll let you see some things, but I won’t let you see everything."

  6. "I like to slide my hands under the pillow and then lay my head on top! I get in a terrible mess."

  7. "I can’t stand fake boobs!"

  8. “How do you like your eggs in the morning?”

  9. "I played strip poker in a hotel when I was about 14. I was staying in Blackpool with my football club. We all lost at some point and ended up streaking down the corridors!’

  10. "The lads say that girls want to grab hold of my bum, but I think it's probably more my blue, twinkly eyes."

  11. "I've never bought a nudie mag, I've never ever bought one! I swear to God that I never, ever have! Don't look at me like that!"

  12. "I might have a glance in her knicker drawer" ( referring to Georgina.)

  13. "We don't have six packs but we've got kegs."

  14. "I would never eat any fish which is alive"

  15. "Me and Shane were like little terriers."

  16. "Shut up - we're trying to sleep!"

  17. "I'm gonna say people are the strawberry of my eye from now on, ha-ha!"

  18. "Bryan made 2 babies in London."

  19. "Georgina knows that I love her endlessly - more than anything in the world."

  20. "I'm not sure if Shane is able to change a light bulb."

  21. "I flirt and I kiss - and then I get a slapped."

  22. "I got a potatoe as a present - I've eaten it!"

  23. "Is this one of those 'I'm loving Shane' or 'Shane's loving me' stories?"

  24. "Of course I could do a solo album later on."

  25. "I don't care if Kian gets injured while playing football. Nevertheless the Beatles were only four, too."

  26. "We did a special with a crowd that got paid for it."

  27. "One thing we do know is that we can't dance."

  28. "We're stronger now as a team and in that sense we're probably better. Everybody's a rival to us, long gone are the days when we could release Baa Baa Black Sheep and it would go top 5 I thought Blue were finished, Their year long break will never end. they didn't manage to steal our crown"

  29. About cheating: "I never even considered doing anything. People were always saying; You must be so tempted by all those girls. But I wasn't!"
"I'll know I'm famous when my mum asks me for my autograph"

"The lads say that girls want to grab hold of my bum, but I think it's probably more my blue, twinkly eyes."
- Nicky on what girls fancy about him.

"I must have been about 17 and I was living in Leeds. My and three other lads from Dublin got chatting to these girls who asked us what we were doing in England. So we told them we were in a new Irish boy band called OTT cos it was around the time when OTT were just about to hit Britain. And they believed us! They asked us if we knew Boyzone and we pretended we did. They even asked us for our autographs! In a way though it wasn't so much of a lie, but a premonition cos three years later I am in an Irish boyband and I do know Boyzone!"

"It was at a party to celebrate our exam results and I must have been 15. Its one of those nights when everyone goes out and goes mad. I was at this nightclub called The Furnace in Dublin, which is actually closed down now, and I must of had about 11 snogs. I don't think it was any more than that!"

Classic by Adrian Gurvitz ...This song marks a special moment between me and my girlfriend, Georgina. Even though I'm too young to remember the track when it originally came out, it was a favourite of my dad's - Nicky senior - and I have memories of hearing it in the early 1980s. It's a ballad that I grew to love and more importantly it was the soundtrack to my first kiss with Georgina."
- Nicky on his favourite romantic song

"My fave place we've been on this tour so far has been Copenhagen in Denmark. It's a really great atmosphere there. But we've always got to get back on the bus..."

"At the very start of the band people from Ireland would travel our houses but now it's at the stage where you get people from Switzerland, everywhere, coming to the mum was sitting to the house one time there was group of girls in a taxi with a video camera and they asked my mum if they could come in and take a picture of the house. They come from all over and they will take rose bushes out of our garden and stuff, it's crazy"
- on the fans

"We've been working so hard, we love it when we get a day off to go home to our families...and spending our time to go shopping... and i like to watch TV with my mum or eat my mum's cooking."
- what he does on his days off

"We come from normal families and £700 for a pair of trousers is a lot. If my mum asked, I'd probably say £450. Spending a lot on clothes or a watch or ring makes me feel guilty but I think that's a good thing. We appreciate what we've got."
- Nicky on his extravagant shopping sprees

"It's like an angel has come out of the sky and asked us five guys, 'What would you like to do with your lives?' The answer is Westlife."

Mark on Nicky: "He doesn't like anyone talking about his girlfriend"

"If you wanted the world to stop turning you'd call Ronan!" - Nicky

Did You Know...?

When Nicky joined the band he couldn't swim!

His mum does all his washing

He speaks nicely when Georgina's parents are around (lol - and when they're not?!!)

Nicky reckons he could make a good racing driver

He used to live with footballer Alan Smith when he was training at Leeds Utd.

He broke his elbow at football training and still has a big scar

He wears 'lucky socks' to gigs

Nicky missed his first week of school, because he was in a road accident

He hated maths at school

He keeps a karaoke machine under his bed

He used to sing karaoke with his dad - who is also called Nicky - and who has a band called 'Nicky and the Studz'

Nicky bought a car when he signed to Westlife, but sold it cos he was never home

He once threw Bryan's boxer shorts out of a hotel window!

He would like a pet dog, if he had time to look after one.

He hates going to the gym

Nicky loves dancing to 'Mickey' by Lolly

He always carries photos of his family with him

Nicky used to pray before every football match that he would play well, and it was him who started the Westlife tradition of praying and saying a Hail Mary before every concert!

Nicky is a car freak, here is a list of his cars:
  • Peugeot 306 convertible
  • BMW 3 series
  • Red Ferrari 575 Maranello (same as Shane's)
  • Mercedes ML320 4x4
  • Cadillac Escalade EX
  • Black VW polo (Georgina's car)



    Wife: Georgina Ahern
    Mother: Yvonne Byrne; housewife
    Father: Nikki Byrne SNR; Painter/Decorator
    Sister: Gillian Byrne; Engaged to Mark – one of Nicky’s best friends
    Brother: Adam Byrne; student
    Aunt: Liz Gaffney (R.I.P.)
    Grandma: Lily McGarry
    Grandma: Annie Byrne (R.I.P.)
    Grandpa: James Byrne (R.I.P.)
    Cousin: Kenneth Sherlock (R.I.P.)
    Mother-in-Law: Miriam P. Kelly; housewife
    Father-in-Law: Bartholemew Patrick Ahern; Irish prime minister
    Sister-in-Law: Cecelia Ahern; Published Author; Single again
    Uncles and Aunties: Betty and Jim, Marie and Paul, Con and Liam, Bernadette and Paul, Gus and Barbara and Antonette and James.
    Cousins: Elaine, Richelle, Stephen, Jennifer, Graham, Kyle, Jessica, Lauren, Bernadette, Janet, Debbie, Nicola and Jamie and Jonathon.
    Godson: Ryan (Son of Lauren)
    Goddaughter: Nicole Filan (daughter of Shane Filan)
    "I never even had a paper round. My first job was as a professional soccer player. I went when I was 16 and a half. I signed pro when I was 17 and spent two years at it. I did actually work in a shop in Dublin for two months, called Alias Tom Menswear. I was working there in the summer. I came home in the June, so I was working in July and August and then I went back to school in September."

    Lads on Nicky

    Mark about Nicky

    Nicky has become a lot more laid back in recent months. He used to worry about everything, but he’s much more chilled now. And he’s very stylish. He loves clothes, and, even if the rest of us look like we’ve been dragged backwards through a hedge, Nicky keeps it together.

    Mark about the Byrnes

    Nicky's the romantic one of us all. He was once away for Valentine's Day and he and his girlfriend Georgina were bitterly disappointed that they weren't going to see each other.
    He never said anything to her, but he flew back to Ireland and when she was in the shower he sneaked into her house and went up to her bedroom and filled it with balloons. So when she came back into the room all upset that she wasn't going to see her boyfriend, there he was lying on the bed with a box of chocolates! It's one of the most romantic things I've ever heard of and I've always wished the story was about me and that I'd done it for a girlfriend of mine.
    Nicky is quite sensible and mature normally, but he's definitely got a wild streak and he changes the most in drink. When he's got a few beers in him he gets very brave. He'll come up and give you a punch on the jaw just to be friendly. He thinks he's being playful but it really hurts.
    I think out of all of us Nicky was meant to be famous. He missed out on playing football for Leeds United because they dropped him when he was 16. He was destined to be a star.
    Nicky has become much more laid back in the recent months. He used to worry about everything, but he's much more chilled now. And he's very stylish. He loves clothes, and, even if the rest of us look like we've been dragged backwards through a hedge, Nicky keeps it together.
    What does he worry about? Everything from what we're doing tomorrow to wether the band will be sucessful or not.

    Kian about Nicky

    He’s a total professional, and always ants to be right with the band. If he thinks he’s right, he can be very stubborn. But he’s a totally giving person, and really warm-hearted.
    This blue-eyed blond often looks as if butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth. And it wouldn’t melt – it would sizzle! For Nicky can talk the hind legs off a herd of donkeys!
    He’s also a great hugger, and he loves getting the back of his neck massaged – it makes him purr with delight… And they say that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through the stomach. This is certainly the case with our Nicky, who loves his food – though his favourite meal is his mum’s fry-up bacon, sossies, the works!
    And lots and lots of tea…

    Shane about Nicky

    Nicky’s a great guy. We’re always planning stuff together – we’d love to open a restaurant or a club together. I can talk to Nicky about anything – he really listens and gives me a proper advice. He’s like an older brother and I look up to him an awful lot. He loves to shop as much as I do, and we’ve the same taste in clothes.

    After coming back from leeds he did auditions for Westlife and since than is well known in the world as a member of the chart topping Irish band Westlife.
    Nicky is a style freak, so he has different looks. Sometimes a look also includes wearing glasses, you can see all his different types of glasses on this page.


    Hair cuts

    Nicky has changed his hair cut a lot over the past year, here are a few examples of his hair cuts.

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