Friday 28 November 2014

Exclusive: Nicky Byrne reveals Christmas plans with newborn daughter Gia

Published 20/11/2013 | 18:17

Singer Nicky Byrne has revealed mixed emotions at his first Christmas without his late granny, and first with newborn daughter Gia.

It was the third time presenting the Cheerios Childline concert on his own, but this year was extra special for Nicky Byrne as his baby daughter Gia was backstage to cheer him on.

The Westlife star's daughter marked her one month birthday yesterday, and Nicky and his wife Georgina brought her along to the show to celebrate.

"She's the most beautiful little thing I've ever met," he said.

"We're absolutely delighted with her. Sshe's so placid and calm. We absolutely adore her and so do the boys."

Nicky interviewed his former Westlife bandmate Shane Filan on stage after Shane performed for the first time at Childine as a solo act.

20/11/13 Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan who will be performing the Cheerios Childline Concert at the O2 Dublin this evening. Pic Collins Photos
Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan who will be performing the Cheerios Childline Concert
The Wanted, band members (L-R)Max George, Siva Kaneswaran ,Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes
Little Mix (L-R) Leigh-Anne Pinnock ,Jade Thirwall, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson
Conor Paul Maynard
Shane Filan
Little Mix (L-R) Leigh-Anne Pinnock ,Jade Thirwall, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson
Ashley Tubridy, who will be performing Cheerios Childline Concer
B*Witched (L-R) Sisters Keavy and Edele Lynch, Sinead O'Carroll and Lindsay Armaou

The 35-year-old said: "It was great because I haven't seen Shane since I did Strictly Come Dancing. We've kept in touch but this was the first time we were on stage together again."

Meanwhile,  The Wanted headlined the  sold-out concert for the firs time before they return to Ireland once again next year as part of their world tour.

Boyzone also performed, 16 years after they took to the stage at the first ever fundraising concert.

Little Mix, Union J, B*Witched and Conor Maynard completed the line-up, helping to mark 25 years of Childline services in Ireland.

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