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08th Jul 2024

2FM announce Lottie Ryan replacement

Simon Kelly

Lottie Ryan replacement

The presenter took over the Drive slot temporarily.

The replacement for Lottie Ryan on RTÉ 2FM’s Drive time slot has been revealed.

The 38-year-old had been presenting for the past five weeks alongside actor David O’Reilly since the departure of the 2 Johnnies.

The replacement has been announced as 2FM’s New Music Show presenter Beta Da Silva.

In an announcement on Monday, Da Silva said on Instagram: “So, I’m stepping away from The New Music Show for a little bit because for the next while I’ll be holding it down on Drive time.’

“A huge honour and privilege to be able to have an opportunity like this in this phase of my career and I’m very thankful to those who have trusted me enough to present a massive & important show like this.”

2FM announce Lottie Ryan replacement

Beta previously presented Weekend Breakfast on 2FM before taking over the New Music Show. He is also the station voice of 2FM.

Beta’s announcement comes shortly after Ryan responded to claims she’s leaving RTÉ 2FM.

While she confirmed that she will no longer be working on Drive, she stressed that this was always the plan for her and she won’t be leaving the broadcaster.

In a statement on Instagram, Lottie confirmed that she was only ever going to cover the show for a short-term.

“I wanted to clear up some recent headlines about my role at 2FM. When it was announced that I would be taking over Drive, it was always agreed between myself and my bosses that this would be for a five-week stint.

“The term ‘summer schedule’ has led to some confusion, implying a 12-week duration,” she continued.

“To clarify – the plan was always for a short-term cover, and I knew this from the start. The phrase ‘summer schedule’ has led to all this confusion.

“I’m not going anywhere and am very much a part of 2FM. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the incredible Drive team and it’s been an absolute joy working with such amazing people,” she added.

Lottie’s statement comes after Donncha O’Callaghan announced he was leaving the 2FM Breakfast Show.

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