Pat Kenny ruled out as TV3 replacement for Vincent Browne
TV3 has ruled out Pat Kenny as Vincent Browne's successor on the 'Tonight' show.
The former Late Late Show host was thought to be a contender to replace Browne, who will be leaving the current affairs programme at the end of the month.
"Pat Kenny Tonight does veyr well for TV3 in its current slot," a source said.
"It's still a relatively new show as well so it's highly unlikely TV3 will move him."
Other names linked to the role include former TD Ivan Yates and journalist Michael Clifford. The format of the show will remain largely the same after Browne leaves.
Browne's departure was announced after her received medical advice that he avoid undue stress.
Last night, TV3 declined to comment on Browne citing stress as a reason for his departure. A spokesperson said he was leaving the programme for "personal reasons".