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# Ryan Tubridy

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# the explainer
The Explainer: What's behind Ireland's love affair with the Late Late?
Mark O’Brien, head of DCU’s School of Communications and associate professor in journalism history, and Kirsty Blake Knox, writer with the Irish Independent, delve into the show’s history, examine its enduring popularity, and ask what its new presenter must do to keep it going strong.
# Late Late Show
Ryan Tubridy's final Late Late Show reminds us of what RTÉ's flagship programme can be
The end of an era.
# The Late Late Show
Media history expert says The Late Late Show needs to 'bring back its unpredictability'
The professor said if the show returned to the unpredictable format, it would bring back the energy of the show and “make it lively”.
# Ryan Tubridy
The good, the bad and the Tubridy: A look back at Tubs' tenure as Late Late Show host
Ryan Tubridy was stronger when interviewing forces far less powerful than he.
# Passing the torch
‘He’ll do a great Toy Show’: Ryan Tubridy says Kielty has the ‘chops’ for The Late Late Show
‘So I just think that the show is going to be in really safe hands,’ Tubridy said on his radio show this morning.
This month
May 2023
Willie O'Reilly: 'Issues around replacing Ryan Tubridy have cast RTÉ in a poor light'
The former group commercial director of RTÉ looks at the rocky process at Montrose as they work to find a new Late Late Show host.
# Late Late No
Sarah McInerney becomes latest name to pull out of contention to host The Late Late Show
Claire Byrne also ruled herself out of the running yesterday.
# The Late Late Show
Claire Byrne pulls out of running to become new Late Late host
The broadcaster has taken herself off the station’s shortlist, citing the fact that she is a mother of three and is dedicated to her daily radio programme.
This year
# Ryan Tubridy
Miriam O'Callaghan rules herself out of running for new The Late Late Show host
Ryan Tubridy announced last week that he will present his final show on 26 May.
# Ryan Tubridy
'We'll have a look at what's next, who's next': RTÉ director-general on The Late Late's future
Ryan Tubridy will present his final Late Late Show on Friday 26 May on RTÉ One.
# Late Late Show
Who should replace Ryan Tubridy as The Late Late Show host?
He’s been in the hotseat for 14 years, but who should take his place?
Ryan Tubridy is leaving The Late Late Show and will present his final show on 26 May
RTÉ has not yet made any decision regarding the next presenter, but said an announcement will be made later in the summer.
# Tubs
Here are RTÉ’s highest-paid presenters (and yes, Tubridy is still top of the list)
The Late Late Show host took home €440,000 in 2021.
Last year
# The Late Late Show
Charlie Bird Climb and Vicky Phelan tributes: Memorable moments from this year’s Late Late Show
There were many poignant moments to choose from this year.
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How much do you know about the Late Late Toy Show?
There better be one for everyone in the audience…
# not in montrose anymore
Tonight's Late Late Toy Show sees Ryan donning ruby slippers and heading for the Emerald City
The much-anticipated Toy Show returns to our screens at 9.35pm this evening.
# late late
Lagarde says inflation crisis came from 'nowhere', describes Putin as 'a terrifying man'
The ECB president made an appearance opposite Ryan Tubridy tonight.
# Tubs
'It won't be today or tomorrow': Ryan Tubridy suggests he has no plans to leave the Late Late
Tubridy said he knows his time in the hot seat is finite.
All time
# Late Late Toy Show
The Late Late Toy Show Appeal is set to raise more than €6m for children's charities
The Revolut app teamed up with RTÉ this year to allow people to donate to the Toy Show appeal directly through the app.
# Hakuna Matata
It's Toy Show night and Tubridy is bringing 'no worries' mantra into homes with Lion King theme
The Toy Show host has also reminded children that the North Pole is affected by supply line issues so they shouldn’t ask for too much this year.
# West Cork
'You have a murderer living here': Son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier pleads for information
Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud said his childhood ended when his mother was killed in 1996.
# new year new tubs
Forty more years? Ryan Tubridy is going nowhere yet as he promises fun 'post-pandemic' Late Late
RTÉ’s long-running chat show will celebrate its 60-year anniversary in 2022.
# friday nights in
A look back at some of the best Late Late Show interviews of the year
Many of the most memorable interviews covered the impact the Covid-19 pandemic was having on people’s lives.
This year's Toy Show had the highest TV audience for any Toy Show on record
€6.5 million was raised for charity during the programme.
# fanta's little swearer
'It wasn't an F bomb, it was a B bomb': Tubridy says he didn't drop bolder word during Toy Show
The slip has been removed from the RTÉ Player.
# Toy Show
The top eight moments from this year's Late Late Toy Show
From heartfelt moments to strict social distancing, here are the best moments from the 2020 Toy Show.
# Late Late Toy Show
A Toy Show like no other: Tubridy says no studio audience means he may need to 'dial up the energy'
Presenter Ryan Tubridy said they’ll acknowledge the pandemic on the show, but do it with “a twist of seasonal silliness”.
Craving current affairs, radio listeners flock to Morning Ireland and Miriam as 2FM falters
Today FM sees strong gains across its entire week-day schedule.
# Late Late Show
Ireland 'still in control' of Covid-19, says Acting Chief Medical Officer
Dr Ronan Glynn appeared on the Late Late Show last night.
# the late late
Quiz: How well do you remember these famous Late Late Show moments?
Ryan Tubridy is set to return tonight after the show’s summer break for his twelfth year as the host.
# Friday Feeling
Late Late Show promises a 'slice of magic' in place of cancelled Electric Picnic as show returns for new season
The Late Late Show returns this week for its 59th season.
# late late
'Radically different and Covid aware': Ryan Tubridy explains how the Toy Show will work this year
Tubridy will be hoping to host his 12th Late Late Toy Show later this year.
# the toy man
Ryan Tubridy issues earlier-than-usual callout for Late Late Toy Show participants
The show, usually an annual TV highlight, will likely be forced to adapt – like so many others – to the pandemic era.
# nights in
Sofa Watch: President Higgins, Saoirse Ronan, and Sinead O'Connor lead tonight's Late Late line up
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.
# Chat Shows
Sofa Watch: Daniel and Majella back on the Late Late, Graham Norton chats to Steve Carell
The best clips from the US late-night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.
# Interview
Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'
The U2 frontman spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning.
# Coronavirus
'I was very, very fortunate': Ryan Tubridy returns to air after recovering from Covid-19
Tubridy, who is 46 years old, confirmed last week that he had tested positive for the virus.
# Covid-19
Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for coronavirus
Tubridy didn’t present last Friday’s Late Late Show due to the symptoms he was displaying.
# late late
Miriam O'Callaghan to present tonight's Late Late as Tubridy stays off due to 'persistent cough'
RTÉ confirmed the news today.
# Friday Night Lights
A step-by-step demo of being tested for coronavirus - and Daniel O'Donnell: Tomorrow's Late Late line-up announced
It’ll be another coronavirus-themed Late Late tomorrow night.