RYAN TUBRIDY HAS ruled out a return to Twitter saying that he gets happier with every day that passes since he left the microblogging site two years ago.
It’s exactly two years since the Late Late Show host departed Twitter, saying at the time that he did not have enough time to maintain his account on the “curious” social medium through which he did a ‘Twestion Time’ interview with this website in May 2011.
The 40-year-old now admits he was wasting too much time on the website and “was just fueling my own ego” with it. He also said that Twitter had become a lot worse since his departure.
“It’s become anti-social, it’s become unpleasant, it’s unruly, I think it’s unpoliceable, and I think it’s attracted the wrong crowd, who have joined a very good crowd,” he said yesterday at the launch of RTÉ’S autumn TV schedule.
“I think for ages there was a lovely bunch of people there, they’re still there, but they’ve been joined by the bad guys.
“I left it because I was spending too much time on it and I felt also I was just fueling my own ego and I just didn’t need either: The waste of time or the further attention.
I’ve got enough attention as it is. But that’s all it was, it was just more of an ego trip for me.”
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Meanwhile, the broadcaster has said he is looking forward to the new season of the Late Late Show which returns in September but admitted he had been unsuccessful in trying to change its current structure to bring it into line with pre-recorded chat shows in the UK.
“It’s a fascinating beast and I am honoured to present it,” he said, adding that he was looking forward to ringing a “new buzz” to the much-criticised Friday night talk show.
“I turned 40 in May, and when I hit 40 things changed for me for the better and to the point that when I go back in September I am going to bring a new buzz to it and a new sense of mission to it than I brought to it probably since the first time I got it,” he said.
Though he would not say which guests are lined-up for the new series of the long-running chat show, Tubridy did reveal he would like to get Ireland and Leinster rugby star Brian O’Driscoll on for a chat.
“I would like to see someone like [him] on to give us a sort of a look back on his best moments, about how things have been going with fatherhood, rugby and Ireland and Leinster, so lots to talk about there,” he added.
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