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EXCLUSIVE! Gerry Ryan's daughter Bonnie reveals Louis Walsh is helping her with music career

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Bonnie Ryan has revealed Louis Walsh has been her mentor as she gets ready to kick-off her singing career.

The daughter of radio legend Gerry Ryan admitted she has “learned a lot” from the X Factor judge and he has imparted words of wisdom on succeeding in the music biz.

“Louis is great. He’s definitely given me a lot of advice before, I went on tour with Westlife and Shane Ward and he brought be on with them years ago, I’ve learned a lot from him,” she told Goss.ie.

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The Dublin native is currently busy writing songs for her debut album and divulged her songs will have a strong hip-hop sound.

“It’s a very slow process, I’m over and back from London in meetings and stuff. I’m working away on my writing and hopefully I’ll get some tracks recorded really soon,” she said.

“The album is happening at the moment. I have a co-writer who is collaborating with me right now we’re sending stuff back and forth.

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Speaking at the launch of David Blake Knox’s book Ireland and The Eurovision, Bonnie said: “We don’t want to lay down anything until it’s definite and I’m really happy with it. It falls under the umbrella of pop,” she told Goss.ie.

“I’m going for a hip-hop approach, it’s a little bit different. There wont be any rapping going on but it’ll be some dancey type stuff.”