Georgina Ahern says she's too shy to follow husband Nicky Byrne into TV career
Published 16/05/2015 | 11:01
Georgina Ahern has no plans to follow her husband to the bright lights of the TV studio because she freezes in front of the camera.
The stylish mum-of-three said her brief brush with the small screen made her realise that TV wasn't for her.
She took part in the ITV game show All Star Mr and Mrs with other half Nicky a few years ago.
"I remember when we did Mr and Mrs I thought 'well it's about us, it will be easy to chat', and it was really good fun but, I felt so aware of my voice," she said.
"My voice just got quieter and quieter and I just thought it's not for me.
"Nicky was thriving but it's not for me - I was shrivelling," she joked.
Gym fan Georgina said that the only type of show she would consider is a fitness show. "If I was moving and doing something then maybe I would be less conscious," she continued.
The daughter of ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, she and Nicky have three children together: twins Jay and Rocco (8), and toddler Gia (1).
They met when Nicky was still touring with Westlife and he is currently working on a solo album with songs he has written himself.
Unsurprisingly, Georgina (36) is his biggest fan.
"Obviously I'm going to say it, but it is amazing," she said of his upcoming album. "We sing the songs in the car with the boys."
The album is a mix of up-tempo and slower styles, Georgina revealed, and she is dying for people to hear it.
"I think it shows his personality. It's quite sweet and sexy at the same time," she told the Herald.
The 2fm presenter brings home his new material to seek her advice.
"Some of them I wouldn't catch on to as much, but they are all really good."
Georgina was speaking at the annual CARI charity summer lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel hosted by her mum Miriam.
A string of stylish ladies stepped out to raise funds for the children's charity, including RTE's Nuala Carey and model boss Andrea Roche.
"I don't go to as many of these things as people think," quipped weather presenter Nuala.
"I always try to come to the summer one, it's very good fun but for a very good cause, with a serious message at the heart of it."
CARI hoped to raise some €15,000 on the day which will go towards providing counselling services for children.