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Nicky Byrne officially announces that he is gone from 2FM TODAY

The Westlife star didn't even get to say goodbye

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Nicky Byrne has officially confirmed he has left RTÉ 2FM.

The Westlife star had previously said he wasn’t sure when he would return after going on tour, and many believed he was only taking a “break” from the airwaves.

However in a lengthy statement, Nicky said he has left the station as of today, and neither Nicky or his co-host Jenny Greene said goodbye on air.

 

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Hey All, As of today I’m very sad to say I’ll be stepping away from Radio for a little while to embark on and see through the Westlife Twenty year anniversary tour. Amazingly that will have been over 5 years On Air with 2FM with the wonderful Jenny Greene. I will miss everybody at 2FM terribly especially Jenny with her Radio wisdom nerves of steel and a cracking sense of humor. I don’t remember a day I didn’t laugh out loud as we nattered our way through the mornings! I also really couldn’t have wished for a better Captain to have learned under, she taught me so much through the years and was inspirational in me picking up a Radio PPI award for Best Newcomer in 2014. Jenny is, as Tina Turner once said, “Simply The Best” I am sad to see her leave 2FM and I can only wish her love and happiness and the absolute best in all her future endeavors. 2019 is going to be a hugely fun but extremely busy year for me with our Westlife tour and a brand new album due later in the year as well. I would like to say to our incredibly loyal listeners, I will miss you all dearly. My mid mornings will never be the same and have changed dramatically over the last five years and I hope yours have too! We’ve had laughs n tears, snow n storms and wins and losses, But we lived to tell the tale. Thank you for the memories. I wish 2FM, all its shows and presenters continued success and will listen on with great interest as the station continues on its journey. To all the Producers BCOs & researchers I have worked with over the five years – Thank you. Special mention to the late Alan Mcquillian who patiently taught me how to run the desk back in 2012. Rest easy Al. To Jim Jennings and Dan Healy, Thank you for the amazing opportunity, one I cherished everyday during my time on air. So that’s it .. I’ve had an absolute Blast! “Good day Ireland, Wherever you are“ X Nicky Byrne.

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“As of today I’m very sad to say I’ll be stepping away from Radio for a little while to embark on and see through the Westlife Twenty year anniversary tour,” he wrote.

“Amazingly that will have been over 5 years On Air with 2FM with the wonderful Jenny Greene. I will miss everybody at 2FM terribly especially Jenny with her Radio wisdom nerves of steel and a cracking sense of humor,” he continued.

The pair won Best Radio Show at the Gossies, two years in a row, and grew in listnership year on year since the show began.

Nicky Byrne at The Gossies 2018 | Brian McEvoy

“My mid mornings will never be the same and have changed dramatically over the last five years and I hope yours have too,” he continued.

“We’ve had laughs n tears, snow n storms and wins and losses, But we lived to tell the tale.”

Nicky also paid tribute to producer and presenter Alan McQuillan, who suddenly passed away in January.

“Special mention to the late Alan Mcquillian who patiently taught me how to run the desk back in 2012. Rest easy Al,” he wrote.

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