Nicky Byrne has shared a heartfelt tribute to his co-host Jenny Bryne, as they both confirm they’ll be stepping away from 2FM.
Earlier today, Jenny revealed she’ll be leaving the station entirely after 12 years, while Nicky is simply taking a break to focus on Westlife’s reunion.
Taking to social media, he said, “As of today I’m very sad to say I’ll be stepping away from Radio for a little while to embark on and see through the Westlife Twenty year anniversary tour.
“Amazingly that will have been over 5 years On Air with 2FM with the wonderful Jenny Greene.
“I will miss everybody at 2FM terribly especially Jenny with her radio wisdom nerves of steel and a cracking sense of humour.
“I don’t remember a day I didn’t laugh out loud as we nattered our way through the mornings!
“I also really couldn’t have wished for a better captain to have learned under, she taught me so much through the years and was inspirational in me picking up a Radio PPI award for Best Newcomer in 2014.
“Jenny is, as Tina Turner once said, ‘Simply The Best’. I am sad to see her leave 2FM and I can only wish her love and happiness and the absolute best in all her future endeavours.
“2019 is going to be a hugely fun but extremely busy year for me with our Westlife tour and a brand new album due later in the year as well.
“I would like to say to our incredibly loyal listeners, I will miss you all dearly. My mid-mornings will never be the same and have changed dramatically over the last five years and I hope yours have too!
“We’ve had laughs n’ tears, snow n’ storms and wins and losses. But we lived to tell the tale. Thank you for the memories.
“I wish 2FM, all its shows and presenters continued success and will listen on with great interest as the station continues on its journey.
“To all the Producers BCOs & researchers I have worked with over the five years – Thank you.
“Special mention to the late Alan Mcquillian who patiently taught me how to run the desk back in 2012. Rest easy Al.
“To Jim Jennings and Dan Healy, Thank you for the amazing opportunity, one I cherished every day during my time on air.
“So that’s it. I’ve had an absolute blast!”
He’ll certainly be missed!