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Monday 21 May 2018

'I'd love to take the Late Late Show out on the road' - Ryan Tubridy

‘Late, Late Show’ host Ryan Tubridy. Photo: Andres Poveda
‘Late, Late Show’ host Ryan Tubridy. Photo: Andres Poveda

Sean O'Grady

Ryan Tubridy has revealed he hopes to take the Late Late Show on the road during its upcoming tenth season.

The chat show host will be celebrating his tenth year at the helms of the series and hopes to bring it out to the public to celebrate.

"We've never taken The Late Late Show out of RTÉ in all the years because I landed on the show pretty much at recession time and that financially wasn't a runner," he told RTE Entertainment.

The presenter feels its important he gets out and meets the people who watch the Late Late Show.

"I take my radio show out a lot, and I love it. It's really important to see as much of the country to get a sense of the people that we work with and the people that we're working for, that is to say the people that are watching, read the RTÉ Guide, listen to the radio," he said.

"Think about it: next year is my 10th season," he said. "There's no reason why we shouldn't celebrate.

Ryan Tubridy
Ryan Tubridy

"But I would love to turn it into a big Mardi Gras of a show some night somewhere special."

Ryan has hosted a segment outside the RTE studio before, when he flew to London last year to interview iconic musician Bruce Springsteen.

The Late Late Show's 59th season will premiere tonight with Ryan joined in studio by hurler Henry Shefflin, band Picture This and former Operation Transformation star Dr. Eva Orsmond.

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