Westlife’s Nicky Byrne has proved himself so popular with radio audiences in Ireland and abroad that he has signed to present two extra shows for 2fm's 'Celebrity Sunday' series.

Byrne’s Celebrity Sunday programme yesterday broke into the worldwide top-ten trends on Twitter which is an unprecedented occurrence for an Irish radio programme.

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Listeners from around the world tuned in yesterday, with activity noted in Mexico, Chile, England, Scotland, Philippines, Ireland and Indonesia. RTÉ 2fm’s Twitter account twitter.com/RTE_2fm saw remarkable levels of activity as it trended worldwide.

Speaking about the show, Nicky said: "I’m really enjoying hosting my own show…more than I thought I would. It’s a brilliant chance to play some of my favourite music to the nation from both the past and present.

"I obviously have years and years ahead of me with Westlife but trying these new things out while I have some time keeps it fresh. I’m totally blown away by the response my show has had on Twitter, email and through the 2fm website. Gerry Ryan had better watch out, I have a chair with my name on it in studio now."

Celebrity Sunday is on RTÉ 2fm on Sundays at 5pm.