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Nicky Byrne has previously stood in for Ryan Tubridy on 2fm

Nicky Byrne has previously stood in for Ryan Tubridy on 2fm

Nicky Byrne at the Childline concert at the O2 in Dublin

Nicky Byrne at the Childline concert at the O2 in Dublin

Georgina Byrne pictured with kids Rocco and Jay as their dad Nicky Byrne presented the Cheerios Childline Concert

Georgina Byrne pictured with kids Rocco and Jay as their dad Nicky Byrne presented the Cheerios Childline Concert

SINGER turned TV presenter Nicky Byrne has released the first picture of himself with wife Georgina and their new baby girl Gia on Twitter. 
"Selfie Time With my two Girls! @Ggina AhernByrne and our Brand new little princess.. Gia"

SINGER turned TV presenter Nicky Byrne has released the first picture of himself with wife Georgina and their new baby girl Gia on Twitter. "Selfie Time With my two Girls! @Ggina AhernByrne and our Brand new little princess.. Gia"

Aidan Power and Nicky Byrne present The Hit which aired on RTE earlier this year

Aidan Power and Nicky Byrne present The Hit which aired on RTE earlier this year

Grand marshall for Saint Patricks Day Parade former Westlife star Nicky Byrne arriving at this year's Saint Patricks Day Parade 
Pic: Collins Photos.

Grand marshall for Saint Patricks Day Parade former Westlife star Nicky Byrne arriving at this year's Saint Patricks Day Parade Pic: Collins Photos.

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Nicky Byrne has previously stood in for Ryan Tubridy on 2fm

THE head of 2FM believes that new radio host Nicky Byrne will be crucial in attracting more young female listeners to the station.

The dad-of-three will take over the broadcaster's 11am slot as part of a shake-up that is aiming to bring in fresh new talent to the station.

He will move into the slot currently occupied by radio stalwart Colm Hayes, but RTE confirmed that Colm will still have a central role in the new 2FM schedule.

 ‘The Hit’ presenter will be joined by an experienced but yet unnamed female radio host who is new to 2FM daytime radio.

“The show is going to be speech-based, but fast-paced and we'll aim to bang out 10 tunes in an hour,” explained station chief Dan Healy.

“I began talking to Nicky in July because 2FM were working closely with ‘The Hit’ and we were really impressed with him.”

Byrne described undertaking the challenge of daily radio broadcasting as “daunting, but very, very exciting”.

He is currently in the UK taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing tour and is expected to return to Dublin at the weekend.

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Irish Independent