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24th May 2023

Patrick Kielty to continue hosting Saturday morning BBC radio show as well as the Late Late

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Patrick Kielty

Kielty will continue to host his BBC show on Saturday mornings.

Patrick Kielty, the new Late Late Show host, is set to have a busier schedule than originally expected as he takes over the show from Ryan Tubridy.

The comedian is set to remain living in London for the foreseeable as he fronts the Late Late each Friday. He will also continue to present his radio show on the BBC, but will do so from Belfast rather than London.

Patrick is expected to remain at the helm of his BBC radio show on a Saturday morning, giving him nine and a half hours to head to another studio.

Kielty currently hosts a show on BBC Radio 5 Live between 9 am and 11 am every Saturday morning. According to reports, Kielty will host the show from Belfast.

The BBC has confirmed that Patrick will continue to present on Radio 5 Live in a statement following RTÉ’s announcement that he would not be stepping down from any other work commitments.

Both RTÉ and the BBC have come to an agreement that will allow Patrick to commute from London to Dublin each week.

Rather than returning to London immediately after the show finishes on a Friday night, Patrick plans to broadcast the BBC show from their studios in Northern Ireland.

“By using BBC’s Northern Ireland studios for his show, there won’t be any messing around on planes, flying in and out of Heathrow to make sure he’s back in time for his weekend show.

“Every arrangement will be put in place to make sure the transition is as seamless as possible.

“There are only 100 miles between Dublin and Belfast at that time of night, traffic won’t be an issue so the journey would be relatively quick,” an RTÉ source told the Irish Independent.

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