Thursday 22 March 2018

Show must go on - Gay Byrne reveals when he's back on our screens

Gay Byrne. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Gay Byrne. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Gay Byrne has said that he will continue working, despite doctors telling him to start turning down media work.

The 81-year-old suffered a heart attack last December, but plans to continue filming episodes for his RTE series, The Meaning of Life.

The former Late Late Show host said that his heart attack caused him to miss the recording of RTE’s Terry Wogan tribute.

“I was asked to take part but my doctors advised me to say no, and to keep saying no to everything because I have been told recently to take it easy,” he told the Irish Sun.

He said that he has no current plans to return to his radio show on Lyric FM, but if he does it will be his only other job.

“If I go back on Lyric, it will be the only job I take on other than the Meaning of Life. I don’t think I’m half as important as it appears.”

He also denied that Terry Wogan moved to BBC because of the TV legend’s big contract with RTE: “You might have got the impression I ran Terry Wogan out of Ireland with a spike but that wasn’t the case.

“I was doing the Late Late Show but I could have been replaced at any time.” 

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