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'I should have my own milk quota now,' Joe Duffy on why he loves the Ploughing Championships

Broadcaster Joe Duffy is making the most out of the last day of the Ploughing Championships.

The RTE star aired his Liveline show from Ratheniska, Co Laois today and was left gobsmacked at today's record crowds, which reached more than 80,000.

"It's absolute mayhem," he told of hosting his show in front of the crowds versus the Radio One studio.

"There's a great buzz about it. We looked for the best comedians in Ireland, so we're stuck with Sil Fox and Doc Savage," he joked.

"I've been coming here for so long, the FAI have made me an honorary member, I should have my own milk quota. I'm coming down here for over ten years and I still haven't seen half of it.

"I've a face for radio, Nicky [Byrne] has a face for radio...and televisions...and Westlife. If you don't like people, you shouldn't be in this job."

Meanwhile, Duffy said he feels his RTE colleague Derek Mooney, who was today the subject of unconfirmed reports he's planning on leaving the broadcaster, is a natural successor to Gay Byrne.

"I think Derek's a great broadcaster...He's a lovely way about him. He's a great worker, doing a daily programme is tough," he said.









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