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10th Nov 2023

Ryan Tubridy set to announce job with UK broadcaster, according to reports

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By Anna Martin.

Tubridy is close to securing his new job, according to reports.

Former RTÉ star Ryan Tubridy is expected to announce a new role with a British broadcaster, according to reports.

According to Extra, the popular presenter is expected to announce a new deal with Virgin Radio, a station owned by Wireless Group – a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

If Ryan does move to the UK it will mark the beginning of a potential return to Irish airwaves as the Wireless Group oversees both Q102 in Dublin and 96FM in Cork.

It comes after he was let go from RTÉ following revelations of undisclosed payments.

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Ryan Tubridy set to announce job with UK broadcaster, according to reports.

Since that scandal rocked the nation, Tubs has visited several radio stations in the UK, including Virgin Radio.

Extra reports that he and his team are in the final stages of negotiations with Virgin over the deal.

Although Ryan has yet to reveal any of his more permanent gigs after he departed from RTE, there have been rumblings about a possible move to the UK soon.

The former Late Late Show host is also packing his bags and heading to Clifden, Galway, in a few weeks to turn on the Christmas lights as a guest of honour.

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Clifden’s Christmas festival takes place throughout three weekends and Tubs is set to make an appearance to kick off the fun.

It might not be a return to TV or radio just yet, as many of his fans would have expected, but it’s still a nice place to start.

There are tonnes of activities for families during the celebrations such as card making, face painting, children’s choir and a children’s hip hop class.

Rumour has it there will even be an appearance by the man himself, Santa, as well as a Christmas market.

Meanwhile, Tubridy was a guest at the Irish Post Awards this week in London, where he presented an award and kept his followers on Instagram up to date.

 

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