Nicky Byrne to replace Colm Hayes on 2fm

Nicky Byrne of Westlife is reported to be replacing Colm Hayes in the 11am-1pm slot on RTE’s 2fm. It has been said that Colm will be staying with RTE’s 2fm but moving to a different slot.

The move is another shake-up for company since it was taken over by new controller, Dan Healy who believes Nicky will “appeal to young audiences through instant likeability and humour”.

Ryan Tubridy rang Nicky on his own radio show to congratulate him and Nicky told him about his fears and how he was looking forward to the future: “It’s very daunting for me … I’m really, really looking forward to it. I’m very excited.”

This new change comes shortly after it was announced that Hector’s breakfast show would be taken over by Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh.