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25th Jun 2023

Ryan Tubridy was reportedly in talks for TV comeback prior to RTÉ scandal

Rory Fleming

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Tubridy was in talks about presenting an Australian travel series.

Former Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy was in talks over a sensational TV comeback prior to this week’s scandal regarding undisclosed payments.

Tubridy had received a reported €345,000 in hidden payments over a six-year period, in news that has rocked the State broadcaster this week.

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Ryan Tubridy was in talks for TV comeback prior to RTÉ scandal, according to reports.

Since the revelations, the government have announced an independent review into the financial dealings of the organisation.

Meanwhile, a whistleblower has claimed that Tubridy’s payments are just the “tip of the iceberg”.

Now, it has emerged that Tubridy was hoping to follow in the footsteps of RTÉ legend Mike Murphy by presenting a travel series around Australia.

According to The Sunday World, the show was due to include appearances from the likes of Gladiator actor Russell Crowe, who has formed a friendship with Tubridy in recent years.

Oscar-winner Crowe has appeared on the iconic Late Late Show a number of times, with the Australian paying tribute to Tubridy during his final show;

“Every single time I’ve come on the show, I’ve loved it. I loved the vibe, I love what you have done and what you have achieved”.

Oscar winner Russell Crowe was reportedly set to link up with Tubridy for the Australian series. (Credit: Getty Images)

However, amidst the fallout from the financial scandal which has engulfed Tubridy and RTÉ, it is now thought that the show is unlikely to receive the green light from the station’s top brass.

The presenter has already been removed from the airwaves next week, with his daily radio show cancelled indefinitely. Tubridy now enters a period of limbo with no timescale as of yet for his return,

According to the Sunday World, one potential avenue back onto people’s screens for Tubridy may be a TV documentary on the Irish famine, with the source muting that streaming giant Netflix may be interested in acquiring its rights.

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