Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for Covid-19 7 months ago

Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for Covid-19

RTÉ Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for coronavirus.

Tubridy, who has been absent from his roles on radio and television since last week, asked RTÉ to confirm that he has been diagnosed with the Covid-19.

While Tubridy has noted that he is now coming towards the end of the illness, Oliver Callan will continue to host during Tubridy's regular slot on weekday mornings. Plans for this week's Late Late Show will be issued later on in the week.

Last week's episode was hosted by Miriam O'Callaghan, making her the first female host of the world's longest running television talk show.

In a statement issued on Monday afternoon, Tubridy said: "Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of.

"While I've been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place. I look forward to being back to work really soon."

According to the latest figures, there are 3,148 confirmed cases of the virus across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.