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From space bubbles to pints with Joe Duffy: Claire Byrne Live’s most memorable moments

With RTÉ One’s Claire Byrne Live set to end after seven years, we take a look at some of the top moments of the current affairs show that launched a thousand memes

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Claire Byrne Live viewers were surprised when the show featured Professor Luke O'Neill and comedian Bernard O'Shea in individual zorb balls in a segment on the future of live concerts. Photo: RTÉ

Claire Byrne Live viewers were surprised when the show featured Professor Luke O'Neill and comedian Bernard O'Shea in individual zorb balls in a segment on the future of live concerts. Photo: RTÉ

Claire Byrne sits among her 'mannequin friends' on a pretend airplane in a segment on post-pandemic travel. Photo: RTÉ

Claire Byrne sits among her 'mannequin friends' on a pretend airplane in a segment on post-pandemic travel. Photo: RTÉ

Claire Byrne paid a visit to Fair City's McCoy's for a socially distant pint. Photo: RTÉ

Claire Byrne paid a visit to Fair City's McCoy's for a socially distant pint. Photo: RTÉ

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Claire Byrne Live viewers were surprised when the show featured Professor Luke O'Neill and comedian Bernard O'Shea in individual zorb balls in a segment on the future of live concerts. Photo: RTÉ

Tonight will see the curtain come down on the Claire Byrne Live for a final time after seven years on RTÉ One. During that time, it has explored every issue from the Covid-19 pandemic to two general elections and Brexit.

It has also provided some key water cooler moments for viewers which, thanks to social media, have spawned viral views and endless memes.


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