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25th Jun 2024

RTÉ 2FM reportedly set to lose another big star following mass exodus

Simon Kelly

Donncha O'Callaghan 2FM exit

There have been some major changes recently.

RTÉ is set to lose yet another big star after it has been reported that Donncha O’Callaghan is now set to leave 2FM.

The report from The Sun follows a mass exodus of stars including Donncha’s co-host Doireann Garrihy, Jennifer Zamparelli and the 2 Johnnies all leaving their shows last month.

The former Ireland rugby star co-hosts Breakfast with Carl Mullen and Aifric O’Connell, who replaced Garrihy after her departure.

The 45-year-old’s decision has reportedly sent 2FM into ‘a spiral’, with a source telling the publication that staff are panicking with the news of another star leaving and what it means for the future.

Donncha O’Callaghan reportedly set to leave RTÉ 2FM following mass exodus

It was also reported that Lottie Ryan is being axed just weeks after landing a new role as presenter of the popular drivetime slot alongside actor David O’Reilly.

Ryan and O’Reilly received mixed reviews following their first show on air, with many 2 Johnnies fans not happy about the popular host’s replacements.

Reports say Ryan is being replaced by 28-year-old TikTok star Kayleigh Trappe.

“I don’t see how 2FM Breakfast can survive this,” an insider told The Sun. “How can 2FM Breakfast replace first one, now two presenters?”

Following the new additions to 2FM, head of the station Dan Healy said: “2FM has always been programmed with a mix of presenters who have learnt their craft here with personalities from outside who have built a profile with younger audiences.

“It always starts with the audience first and this summer’s schedule is built with only them in mind.

“We will be working hard to continue to build a station with the next generation of 2FM presenters and there’s no shortage of those.”

Insiders now say that Healy will “have a hell of a job” to do following the reported upcoming departures.

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