Claire Byrne reportedly likely to be announced as the next Late Late Show host 6 months ago

Claire Byrne reportedly likely to be announced as the next Late Late Show host

Is she taking over from Tubs?

Claire Byrne is likely to take over hosting The Late Late Show, an insider has claimed.


The broadcaster is the current favourite to host the RTÉ show when Ryan Tubridy steps down later this year.

And, according to a report in the Irish Mirror, the journalist is "the most talked about person in RTÉ" right now.

Last year, Byrne took a break from working in TV to focus on her family, though it looks like she is gearing up for a return. Earlier this week, she was announced as the host of a new quiz show titled Ireland's Smartest.

This may not be the only project she will be working on in the future, with an insider telling the Irish Mirror in regards to the Late Late gig:


"Everyone is saying [Byrne] will be the show’s next host if she wants it.

"When she finished hosting Claire Byrne Tonight, she was told she'll probably end up as host of the Late Late Show someday."

Claire Byrne

Who will be stepping into Tubridy's shoes?

RTÉ has not yet confirmed Tubridy's replacement, but Miriam O'Callaghan has stressed that she will not be hosting the show, despite being one of the favourites for the position.


Just yesterday, meanwhile, Lottie Ryan hinted at the role. During a Q&A session, the radio presenter was asked if she would "do the Late Late gig?"

Lottie quipped back: "Depends how good the money is," followed by a shrug emoji.

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