Former Westlifer Nicky Byrne must be a man who can take a joke, because you can guarantee that everyone is now going to use his newly revealed Strictly Come Dancing nickname. Thye're going to use it a lot.
“My wife is buzzing with excitement. She will come to all the shows — we are very much a team. Her sister, Cecelia, nicknamed me Glitterballs and now that’s the running joke in my family,” Glitterb… sorry, Nicky, has told The Sun. “I like to put a smile on their faces,” he admits.
Nicky has also admitted that he’s not keen on the idea of spray tans – an essential part of the Strictly process,
“I am not sure I am ready for fake tan yet but everyone tells me the wall does come down eventually. I guess a lick of paint is not the worst thing in the world.”
Nicky isn’t the only pop star who’ll be shimmying across the dance floor this winter, and Glitterballs says is enjoying the friendly rivalry with Girls Aloud’s Kimberley,
“Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud is in a similar position to me, only she went to stage school too. I love all the rivalry that is going on with Kimberley and I.”