Wednesday 24 May 2017

Ryan Tubridy brushes off Sile Seoige criticism

Ken Sweeney

Ken Sweeney

RYAN Tubridy has brushed off criticism of his flagship 'Late Late Show' by fellow TV presenter Sile Seoige.

Ms Seoige sparked controversy when she took to Twitter to complain about the lack of big names on the RTE chatshow.

"Just wondering... are the days of the likes of Peter Ustinov, Spike Milligan and Germaine Greer gone forever?" tweeted Ms Seoige during one programme.

Speaking for the first time about the criticism, Mr Tubridy said he was unconcerned by the former RTE presenter's comments.

"I wasn't surprised about Sile Seoige's tweet about the show. No. I don't care. I actually don't care," he said.

"That's part of my new year. I don't sweat the small things -- and that's a small thing."

But the 37-year-old seemed to hit back by labelling Twitter as "a very small bunch of loud people" and "a channel for unpleasantness". He added that he had 'no regrets' about closing his own account.

Last August Mr Tubridy shocked his 60,000 online followers by announcing he was leaving the social network.

Meanwhile, 'The Late Late Show' continues to perform well, attracting an average audience of 671,000 last Friday.

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