Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ryan Tubridy reveals 'dream guests' for The Late Late Show, as he confirms style of show is changing

Published 13/08/2015 | 15:05

Ryan Tubridy: Headed back to RTE Radio 1
Ryan Tubridy: Headed back to RTE Radio 1

As presenter of the world's longest running chat show, Ryan Tubridy has access to guests of an impeccable calibre.

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The host revealed that over the summertime he reads and watches as much as he can in order to come up with 'The List' of individuals he would hope to interview when filming begins again.

The 42-year-old, who has just returned from a 'humbling and fascinating' charity expedition to Ethiopia with GOAL, laughed that the producers generally roll their eyes when he presents them with 'The List'.

"They'll say, 'Jesus! Here he comes with the stupid list,'" Tubs revealed at the new season RTE One press launch.

Ryan Tubridy in Ethiopia
Ryan Tubridy in Ethiopia
Ryan Tubridy in Ethiopia
Ryan Tubridy in Ethiopia
Ryan Tubridy: Headed back to RTE Radio 1

“I think big. I hope big. And hopefully the guys will deliver on that.”

The Dublin native also divulged that the show will be changing slightly as a new producer has come on board.

From l to r are, Una foden, Aoibheann McCaul, Ryan Tubridy, Sinead Kennedy and Kathryn thomas at the RTE new season launch at the Smock Alley Theatre. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
From l to r are, Una foden, Aoibheann McCaul, Ryan Tubridy, Sinead Kennedy and Kathryn thomas at the RTE new season launch at the Smock Alley Theatre. Picture credit; Damien Eagers

“There'll be a change of style, theme, look, a different feel to it," he hinted. "I might be in the audience a little more, there could be a different emphasis on the style of guests."

"It’s too early to call but there’ll be a tweak in the style but nothing too radically different," he confirmed.

When we asked if the dad-of-two could have anyone (living or dead) join him on the chat show, his eyes lit up at the idea.

“I’d love to go on the complete lash with Frank Sinatra! Id love him to come to a party..the ashtrays, the booze, the company and the sing song would be killer at the end."

"I would love to have a lovely long chat over a glass of wine and a good dinner with James Stewart, my favourite actor, who is a gentleman.”

“Third one... I’d be heading towards Bill Clinton because I'm a fan of his, I thought his eight years as President were extraordinary and he’s bold as brass. We could talk books, politics and history.”

“I’ll regret all those answers later,” he confessed.

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