September 9, 2012
Westlife star Nicky Byrne’s new career goal
Soccer show’s ready for kick off
Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne will hit screens next month with his first TV project — and he reckons he’s found a new Irish sporting sensation.
Football’s Next Star will kick off on RTE Two and it will feature 10 young hopefuls battling it out for a place at Celtic’s youth academy.
Nicky said yesterday: “I had an absolutely amazing experience shooting the series which was my first ever TV project and I’m very proud to say we really did unearth a true gem in our winner.”
Nicky (33) had an impressive soccer career before joining Westlife and he was signed by Leeds United when he was just 16 years old.
Hundreds of young Irish hopefuls tried out for Football’s Next Star.
But Celtic manager Neil Lennon and his team whittled them down to just 10 players who then moved to Glasgow in a bid to impress the club’s academy coaches.
Football’s Next Star starts on RTE Two on October 5
By Andrea McCullagh
Credit: Starplus.ie | http://www.nickybyrne.info/