Patrick Kielty confirmed as the new host of The Late Late show
Kielty will take over from Tubridy.
Patrick Kielty has been announced as the new host of The Late Late Show, RTÉ has confirmed.
The 52-year-old stand-up comedian will replace Ryan Tubridy, who will step away from the role following the end of the current series. Tubridy will present his final show on Friday, May 26th.
Kielty, from Dundrum, Co. Down, will become the fourth presenter of the long-running show when the new season begins in September.
Patrick Kielty confirmed as the new host of The Late Late Show.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be the next host of The Late Late Show," Kielty said in a press release on Saturday.
"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."
Back in March, Tubridy announced that he was stepping away from the Late Late Show at the end of the current season. The 49-year-old has presented the RTÉ show since 2009. He will continue to present his RTÉ Radio 1 show each weekday.
Kielty, speaking earlier this month, said that the next presenter of the Late Late Show will have 'huge shoes to fill' replacing Tubridy.
He will become the fourth presenter of the long-running show, following in the footsteps of Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny and Tubridy.
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