Ryan Tubridy leaving The Late Late Show: All the statements, reactions and those tipped to replace him
"It has been a privilege to host the national institution that is the Late Late Show for the last 14 years."
Reaction, comments from those close to the story and talk on possible replacements - our Ryan Tubridy Late Late Show live feed will have you covered.
With those comments, Ryan Tubridy confirmed it was the beginning of the end for him as host of The Late Late Show.
The veteran broadcaster will step down from the role he inherited from Pat Kenny, back in 2009, in the summer when the show winds up its' latest run.
We will be covering the fall-out from the decision, and the RTÉ confirmation, across the day, with further reaction, comments from those at the centre of the story and talk on who will replace Ryan Tubridy. Follow it all in our live feed, RIGHT HERE:
'We experienced extraordinary times as a country' in my time as host - Ryan Tubridy
Looking back on 14 years presenting the Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy said: "As I reflect on my time at the helm, I realise that we experienced extraordinary times as a country in that period.
"During the pandemic particularly, the viewing figures bear testament to the fact that many families across Ireland tuned in as we tried to make sense of it all. In a time of massive disruption and fragmentation of media and fake news, trust matters and I hope The Late Late Show offered that over the years."
RTÉ has stated that no decision has been made, yet, on a replacement host. It has confirmed that May 26th will be Tubridy's last show as host.
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