Farewell to 60,000 followers: Tubridy bows out of Twitter

Ryan Tubridy

RTE presenter Ryan Tubridy has tweeted his last tweet. The radio and TV star said farewell to more than 60,000 followers on Twitter last night by suddenly announcing he was leaving the social-networking site

Tweeting since July 2009, the 37-year-old tweeted "Dear Twitter, this is my last tweet. It's been lots of fun but I must leave. No drama, just not enough time. Thanks and take care."

In an earlier tweet he said: "'The Tubridy Show' and 'The Late Late Show' will have well-attended Twitter accounts as I leave this social medium..."

As he made his farewell tweet, one of his biggest fans said he was doing a "great job" filling in for Graham Norton on his Saturday morning BBC Radio 2 programme.

The star's girlfriend, former Rose of Tralee Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, accompanied him to London for his first broadcast last month and has been listening ever since.

"I'm not going over this weekend but I'll be listening in. I think Ryan is doing a great job. I'm delighted that things are going so well for him," Ms Ni Shuilleabhain said.

The Mayo woman was speaking at the launch of the Vodafone Ireland Foundation 'World Of Difference' programme, which offers four people the 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to work for a charity of their choice for a €40,000 salary.

For more information visit www.vodafone.ie/worldofdifference before the closing date of September 10.

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