Is Nicky Byrne set to join the X Factor?

We’d definitely tune in.

This would be great!
This would be great!

Following the news Louis Walsh has been confirmed for the X Factor panel this year, it seems he could have some more Irish company, as Nicky Byrne has been rumoured to join the show.

The Dubliner’s name has been thrown in the mix for the new presenter’s role on the Xtra Factor.

An insider told the Mail on Sunday, “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.

“What happened in Stockholm won’t matter for this job. It is all about the chemistry. If they find someone who works well with him, he has a real chance at landing the gig.”

Nicky Byrne put in a great performance, but unfortunately didn't make it through on the Eurovision
Nicky Byrne put in a great performance, but unfortunately didn’t make it through on the Eurovision

Elsewhere, Laura Whitmore’s name is also reportedly on the list of possible presenters for the show, however the source doesn’t think producers would hire them both.

“It would probably be one Irish presenter paired with a UK name.

“A decision will be made very soon as the live auditions start in June.”

Well this would be very exciting.

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