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Look who's taking after dad - yes, it's Nicky's boys

THE STAGE is set for the Westlife juniors to follow their dads into the showbiz world.

Proud dad Nicky Byrne has posted a picture of his three-year-old twin sons Rocco and Jay on his Twitter site.

The toddlers are snapped in matching jeans and jumper outfits reaching up to the microphones on stage at a stadium in the UK where Westlife are performing.

The two appear comfortable in front of the mic and Nicky (31) said that he couldn't resist posting the cute photo.

"I just had to tweet this!" Nicky said. "Rocco n Jays first soundcheck. Newcastle metro arena 31/5/10."

Nicky has admitted that the group love the touring, no matter how tough the schedule.

"Touring is our baby. When we promote a single it's normally a big ballad so we're limited to what you can do with the live performances," he said.

"So touring is like getting out of school on our summer holidays where we can go daft."

Nicky and his wife Georgina Ahern have been together since they first met in school.

"From the moment I saw Georgina, I put her up on a pedestal," Nicky once revealed.

"I could have a conversation with anyone, but I couldn't talk to Georgina."


Their twin sons celebrated their third birthday recently but already appear to be following in their father's footsteps.

Nicky lost his own dad Nikki last year and revealed that he was part of the reason he went into showbusiness.

The late Nikki, a former singer on the cabaret and karaoke circuit, was part of Nikki and the Studz in his earlier days and also used to perform with Nicky when he was younger.

Long-time friend, the showband legend Sonny Knowles, sang Smile at the funeral service and there was also a performance from Westlife.

Shane Filan (30), Kian Egan (30), Mark Feehily (29) and Nicky are currently in the middle of a hectic sold-out tour schedule.

Westlife's Mark said that they were chuffed that so many people have called their sons after them.

And he also joked that have anticipated a baby boom thanks to their next album. "You can listen to it while you're conceiving," he joked. "We're in meetings this week for the next album and have lots of ideas as we want to get out by the end of the year."

The Irish band's last album sold over a million copies.