Saturday 1 October 2016

‘Are you gay, Ryan?’ - Harry Potter actress Miriam Margoyles on The Late Late Show

Published 31/10/2015 | 11:42

Miriam Margoyles
Miriam Margoyles

British actress Miriam Margoyles caused quite a stir on Friday’s Late Late Show when she quizzed Ryan Tubridy about his sexuality after taking into account his single status.

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The Harry Potter star shocked a good humoured Ryan when she asked ‘Are you gay?’ to which he quipped ‘No I am not’.

The Late Late Show host then suggested that Miriam may have gotten him confused with the programme’s former host.

“But I’ll tell you something,” Ryan said.

“The guy who used to present this show about ten years ago was Gay. He was called Gay Byrne and that’s a very different Gay altogether.”

The actress who played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series then asked Ryan about his marital status.

“But you’re not married, right?” she asked to which Ryan admitted he wasn’t.

He then suggested that they move the conversation along.

The quirky actress thrilled the audience throughout her candid interview on the talk show this weekend, and made sure to explain that a wardrobe malfunction was not in fact the result of a sexual encounter.

After sitting down on the couch Miriam thanked RTE’s wardrobe manager who loaned her a cover-up scarf to cover a suspicious stain.

“I’ve stained the whole front of my top and it wasn’t semen I assure.

“And your adorable wardrobe mistress lent me this scarf and don’t you think it’s great? The tits are there.

“I don’t know what the stain was. Sometimes things happen,” she said.

After delving into Ryan’s love life, the presenter moved on to congratulate Miriam on her successful long-term relationship with her partner Heather.

“48 years we’ve been together. The reason we are together for so long is that we don’t live together. Don’t live with your husband or wife. Live close, but not in the same room.

“When we first met it was all about sex and how quickly we could get into bed. How quickly could we friction together.

“Now it’s not the lying down so much it’s the standing up and talking and listening to one another,” she said.

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