Byline: SAM HAMILTON
WESTLIFE’S Nicky Byrne is set to crack America – after being asked to appear on Dancing With The Stars.
The Irish Daily Mirror can reveal the singer has been begged by TV bosses to appear on the next season of the US version of Strictly Come Dancing.
This would instantly see him become a household name in the States – as the show is currently the No1 rated in America.
More than 18 million people watched last week’s episode of the glitzy programme, which features Cheryl Cole’s ex-boyfriend Derek Hough and sexy singer Katherine Jenkins.
But Nicky, 33, is waiting until after the band’s farewell tour before signing up.
However, insiders believe he will sign up and take home a huge payday – and sees this as his chance of making a name for himself Stateside.
A source said: “All the guys are getting lots of offers for things to do when Westlife are finished, and this is one that has come in for Nicky.
“It’s a massive offer and he would be silly not to do it – it would send his star rocketing and make him the most high-profile member of the band.
“And it would mean that he’d become known in the US, which is something no members of the band really are yet. The great thing for Nicky is that he can dance and would have no problems strutting a few moves.
“Apart from Kian doing The Voice during a break in their schedules, they’ve all agreed to wait until after their final date in Croke Park before they announce anything.”
Westlife have had little success when it comes to cracking America, after trying to release Swear It Again in 2000.
The song hit No20 in the charts, but their album failed to get into the top 100, while another attempt in 2002 with World Of Our Own didn’t chart.
Credit/Source: Irish Daily Mirror – Published on 5 May 2012 | Westlife.GR