Sunday 17 December 2017

Ryan turns to Gaybo for chat show advice

Ryan Tubridy pictured at the Rte 2fm summer launch
Ryan Tubridy pictured at the Rte 2fm summer launch
Jennifer Maguire at the Rte 2fm summer launch
2FM presenters pictured at the RTE 2fm summer launch
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy plans on spending the summer months brushing up on his presenting skills under the watchful eye of Gay Byrne.

Tubridy has fronted 'The Late Late Show' for five years and feels it is time to "reflect" on his progression as a presenter while exploring different ways to improve his hosting technique.

"I had a very, very long and informative meal with Gay two weeks ago," Tubridy told the Irish Independent.

"He's a member of that tiny club of 'Late Late Show' presenters and I wanted to ask him for tips.

"I've done five years of the 'The Late Late Show' and felt it was time to reflect."

Tubridy plans on studying interview techniques in a bid to "up his game" come autumn. "I've got a lot of work to do this summer on honing my act. I'm going to watch interviews down through the years. I just want to up my game for the next season."

Byrne previously offered Tubridy hosting advice when he presented the 2003 Rose of Tralee.

"I've gone to him before for advice – his knowledge and understanding of broadcasting is immense," Tubridy said.

Tubridy will head over to the BBC in the coming months to fill in for Simon Mayo. "I'm going back over and the thing I like about it is no one knows who I am – which is refreshing."

2fm unveiled its summer schedule yesterday at a festival-themed party. Station boss Dan Healy shook up the stations schedule three months ago introducing a slate of new presenters.

"For the past three months 2fm has been running a marathon having just undergone open heart surgery. There have been huge changes but they were badly needed," he said.

'The Voice of Ireland' host Eoghan McDermott is joining the presenting slate with a new weekend show entitled 'Weekend Breakfast with Eoghan McDermott'.

"I'll be championing Irish music and is a project I'm really excited about," McDermott said.

Irish Independent

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