RTÉ announces date for Patrick Kielty's Late Late Show debut 1 month ago

RTÉ announces date for Patrick Kielty's Late Late Show debut

He will be presenting his first episode of the iconic chat show next month.

RTÉ has revealed the date on which Patrick Kielty's first episode of The Late Late Show will air.


The Northern Irish comedian was chosen to be Ryan Tubridy's successor to present the long-running talk show after Tubridy revealed he was stepping down from the role back in March of this year.

A post from The Late Late Show's official Instagram account on Friday (11 August) states that Kielty will make his hosting debut on Friday, 15 September.

"See you soon," the post - which tagged the comedian - also reads.

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In a statement back in May, Kielty said he was "absolutely thrilled" to be the next host of the iconic chat show, adding:

"To follow in the footsteps of Gay, Pat and Ryan as the next custodian is a real honour and I can’t thank RTÉ enough for giving me the chance to be a part of the next chapter of such an iconic show.

"I’m also genuinely humbled to become part of Friday nights for so many Irish people, at home and around the world.

"I can’t wait to get started on one of the greatest jobs in television."


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RTÉ previously confirmed that the next season of The Late Late Show will be nearly two-months shorter than recent seasons.

This is as Kielty will head up 30 episodes per season, compared to recent seasons with 35-37 shows.

The comedian has also revealed this salary for the Late Late hosting gig, stating that he is being paid €250,000 per 30 show season and that he has signed a three season deal.


The Late Late Show returns to screens on Friday, 15 September at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

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