It’s the biggest TV battle every year as Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor go head to head this coming weekend. So what does Strictly contestant Nicky Byrne think about the rivalry with former manager and X Factor judge Louis Walsh?

It’s going to be fun!’ Nicky tells us. ‘I spoke to Louis the night before the launch show and he said he thinks Strictly’s brilliant and he knows how hard everyone has to work to get it done.

‘The funny thing is I’ve been signed up to Simon Cowell with Syco records for 14 years, and this is the first thing I’ve ever done on my own outside of Westlife, so it is a bit like playing for Man United and then signing for Liverpool, but it’s something that I had to do.’

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