CONFIRMED: Bryan Dobson to leave the Six One News to present Morning Ireland 2 years ago

CONFIRMED: Bryan Dobson to leave the Six One News to present Morning Ireland

After 21 years, ‘Dobbo’ is leaving the Six One News.

RTÉ confirmed on Monday that long-time presenter of the Six One News, Bryan Dobson, is to leave the programme to become a presenter on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio One.

Dobson’s departure from the Six One news had been the subject of speculation earlier this year and RTÉ have confirmed that he will move to be a permanent presenter on Morning Ireland at the end of October.

He will join co-presenters Rachael English, Dr Gavin Jennings and Audrey Carville as a main anchor of the RTÉ Radio 1 programme from October 30 and will continue to present the Six One News in the interim.

In addition to presenting Morning Ireland, Bryan will continue to be a key presenter for RTÉ's television coverage of special state events, including the forthcoming Budget 2018.

Speaking about the move for the first time, Bryan Dobson said: "I will greatly miss Six One News but there comes a time to move on and grasp new opportunities. Morning Ireland is the country's most-listened-to radio programme with an audience that is highly engaged in the debates, arguments and discussions that make up the national conversation. I am hugely looking forward to joining the Morning Ireland team and playing my part in serving our listeners and in continuing to meet, and exceed, their expectations.

“Over many years presenting Six One News it has been a privilege to work alongside so many talented and committed colleagues to deliver accurate, relevant and engaging news to our large audience," Dobson added.

“I thank our viewers for their loyalty and my colleagues for their professionalism and cheerfulness."