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quality time Nicky Byrne says time spent with family over lockdown has given him 'strength to keep going'

The Westlife star would usually spend his time in the studio or on tour, but lockdown afforded him the opportunity to stay with his wife Georgina and their three children

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Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne has said that spending time with his family over lockdown has given him the “strength to keep on going”.

The Westlife star would usually spend his time in the studio or on tour, but lockdown afforded him the opportunity to stay with his wife Georgina and their three children – Rocco, Gia, and Jay.

Speaking about how quarantine strengthened his marriage, the Dubliner said: “It’s brilliant and as strong as ever, we’re madly in love and we always will be.

“It’s been great, getting to spend time with the kids and G has been brilliant, particularly after coming back from the year-long tour.”

“They travelled over and back from the UK, but they wouldn’t travel to Asia or any faraway places like because you’re in these cities for 24 hours and gone again. 

“All is well at home. You need that base and that strength to keep you going and thankfully I have that,” he added.

And while lockdown meant that he could spend more quality time with his family, Nicky admitted that he’s ready to get back to work now that Westlife have dipped their toes in the waters of live performances again.

“For me, this is the longest I’ve ever been out of work. I’ve never sat around for this length of time,” the 42-year-old explained.

“Even when Westlife finished in 2012, I went onto Strictly Come Dancing, jumped into 2FM and then other TV shows. I’m not the type to sit around but this was for the health and safety of my family and everyone else around the country.

Continuing he said: “I’m dying to get back to normality now. It’s the world we’re in though and thankfully things are moving forward and baby steps in the right direction.”

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