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Ex-Westlife star Nicky Byrne lined up to present new Lotto gameshow on RTE


Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne is being lined up to present a new Lotto gameshow on RTE.

TV bosses have confirmed that Winning Streak is taking a break from January, with producers currently looking at possible presenters – and the 2FM star is top of the pile.

Bosses are also looking at Angela Scanlon, after the success of her documentaries, Brian Ormond and weather girl Nuala Carey.


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“The new show will be a brand new format for the Lottery. There’s a lot of talented presenters out there so there’s lots of options,” a source told the Sun.

“Someone fresh like Nicky would be perfect as he’s very popular with the public.”

Already Nicky has also been linked to presenting a new Eurovision show, similar to The Hit, to help pick the Irish representative this year.


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It comes after the Lotto summer show – The Big Money Game Show – was canned earlier this year.

Yesterday, RTE confirmed the new show was in the works, giving Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy a break.

A spokeswoman said: “Winning Streak is taking a break. RTE and the National Lottery will have an exciting new gameshow in January and we look forward to Marty and Sinead returning later in 2015.”

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