Nicky Byrne to present Xtra Factor?

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Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne is rumoured to be taking over as a presenter on this year's 'The Xtra Factor'.

Westlife's Nicky Byrne has reportedly been shortlisted to present this year's 'The Xtra Factor'.

The 37-year-old singer - who is most known for being part of the former boy band - is believed to be in with the chance of swiping the hosting gig on the 'The X Factor' spin-off.

A source told the Irish Mail: "A number of people are being considered for the position and Nicky is on that list. He has plenty of experience on camera and has a great profile in England which is a real plus ...

"It is all about the chemistry. If they find someone who works with him he has a real chance at landing the gig."

However, news that Nicky has found his way onto the hot list won't sit too well with last year's presenters Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom are they're still hoping show boss Simon Cowell will ask them to return for the next series.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz recently, Rochelle said: "I'm not sure if we're gonna get called back to 'The Xtra Factor'. Obviously, me and Melv had a ball doing it but 'Xtra Factor' is always last minute. I got booked like literally two weeks before I started filming last year so it's not normal to know that yet anyway. I'll probably find out in about a months."

However, it won't be too much of a surprise if Simon does pull in all new presenters for the spin-off as he's also planning on having a huge shake-up on the main show following the exit of judges Rita Ora, Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw.

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