Ryan Tubridy to present special Late Late Show in London later this year 3 years ago

Ryan Tubridy to present special Late Late Show in London later this year

The show will be broadcast in October.

As the country collectively gets ready for a weekend of one of Ireland's favourite television spectaculars in the form of the Rose of Tralee, another firm TV favourite is making plans to travel this year.


RTÉ launched their latest season this week in their headquarters in Donnybrook, which saw noted Irish celebrities such as Amy Huberman and Anna Geary partake in a photocall outside the Dublin 4 premises to promote a series of shows produced by the national broadcaster – both new and old.

Ryan Tubridy – current presenter of the Late Late Show – was also present, informing the masses of what should be expected this autumn with the iconic Irish chat show.

In a recent interview with the Irish Independent, the 45-year-old revealed that he will be hosting a special episode from a theatre seating 1000 people in London in October.

"The message is that Brexit is a pain, it's difficult for us between countries, but we have really strong links culturally and in every other way so we're kind of reaching a hand across the Irish sea to say, 'Don't mind that Brexit stuff, we still love you and we're still friends," Tubridy explained to the Independent.

The episode is set to include interviews with a number of people who have emigrated from Ireland to the English capital over the years, including a number of whom who left over 50 years ago.

"It'll be a massive project and prospect," says Tubridy. "It's a very positive, optimistic story and it's going to be huge."

Despite the introduction of streaming sites, celebrity culture shows and a series of differently formatted chat-shows making waves in international media, the Late Late Show has stayed quite true to its roots even now, some 58 years later.


Tubridy is the show's tenth presenter, following predecessors Gay Byrne and Pat Kenny.

This week also saw RTÉ announced a brand new slate of home-produced comedy, drama, documentary and lifestyle programming.

“There is something for everyone in this year’s new RTÉ programming," RTÉ’s Director of Content Jim Jennings said at Thursday's launch.

"Taking centre stage is an impressive range of new world-class dramas and comedies, including Finding Joy and Taken Down. This season also boasts compelling new factual documentaries and series, which capture the real-life drama of our viewers."



RTÉ also announced earlier in the week that they will be broadcasting the brand new seasons of two incredibly popular shows, Mr Mercedes and The Young Offenders among others.