Thursday 8 December 2016

There is no presenter in Ireland that wouldn’t take the Late Late' - Daithí O'Sé

Geraldine Gittens

Published 16/08/2016 | 11:37

Daithi O'Se. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Daithi O'Se. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Maura Derrane with co-presenter Daithí Ó Sé on RTÉ's Today.
From the heart: Rita Talty and Daithi O Se.

Rose of Tralee host Daithi O’Sé has admitted that he has his eyes set on RTE’s top presenting job – the Late Late Show.

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The presenter revealed his ambitions in the RTE Guide, saying that “no presenter in Ireland” would turn down the job.

Daithi, who hosts RTE's afternoon lifestyle show "Today" with Maura Derrane, said his

“There is no presenter in Ireland that wouldn’t take the Late Late if it was offered to him.”

“We will get the headlines, ‘Daithi O’Sé wants the Late Late!’ But everyone wants it.”

“I’ll do the Rose of Tralee for as long as I’m allowed, I want to make it my own so no one can slip in.”

Though he told the RTE Guide that if RTE decided to give him the chop, he would “take it on the chin”.

“If the powers that be change and say they don’t want your man to do it anymore, you just have to take it on the chin.”

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