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Ryan Tubridy urges 'equality' for women asking out men

Published 01/04/2015 | 09:37

Ryan Tubridy
Ryan Tubridy
Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain and Ryan Tubridy have announced that they are no longer an item

Ryan Tubridy has said he'd prefer an equal playing field with women asking men on dates.

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The RTE broadcaster split from his girlfriend of four years, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain in December.

However, Tubridy told listeners on his 2FM radio show this morning he understands why women might be intimidated to approach men, famous or otherwise.

Commenting on Danny O'Donoghue's revelation that he couldn't even get a date on Tinder, he was discussing how difficult it must be for women to have the courage to approach The Script frontman.

Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show
Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show

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But the Late Late Show host said: "I'd like that. That's equality."

He then gave an example of actress Gillian Anderson approaching a man after the cinema after they laughed at all the same jokes and the two would up dating for several months.

The high profile couple's shared agent issued a statement at the time of the split, saying: "Aoibhinn and Ryan are no longer together," the statement read.

Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain and Ryan Tubridy have announced that they are no longer an item
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain and Ryan Tubridy have announced that they are no longer an item

"They will remain friends and ask for privacy at this time. There will be no further comment on this personal matter."

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