Tubs: I love being the Beeb's summer super-sub
In what is fast becoming a tradition, Ryan Tubridy has been lined up for another two-week summer stint at the BBC. The Late Late Show host told The Diary that he'll again fill in for Chris Evans on his Radio 2 weekday breakfast slot in July – and can't wait to embark on another of his "quiet adventures".
"It's something I really like to do, it's a little different, and is fun," Tubs said.
While Ryan harbours an acute fascination with all things Beeb, the father of two stressed that he won't be permanently drawn away from RTÉ, for at least another three years (until contracts surface for renewal).
"I don't have the time to think about a move over there, to be honest. I'm happy where I am and I've no plans to change that."
And hurtling towards his 40th birthday on May 28, Ryan feels he can safely say he's accomplished all he wanted to in his career thus far.
"I'm very comfortable with where I am now, I've got a lot in to date and things are going well. The only thing on my 'bucket list' would be to consolidate a bit better," he said.
The presenter will blow out his candles with family and close friends at a private party down the country.
He said the ideal gift this year would be an opportunity to whisk his two daughters, Julie (8) and Ella (14), abroad.
"I'm not treating myself with anything special, no fancy car or anything. I'm more built for comfort than for speed. But I am hoping to bring the girls away, somewhere beyond the west of Ireland for a change."