Exclusive: Nicky Byrne reveals Christmas plans with newborn daughter Gia
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.
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.