Wednesday 16 October 2019

Ryan Tubridy gets ready to sit in for Chris Evans, as Nicky Byrne takes his seat

Ryan Tubridy: hopes to get away abroad with daughters Julia and Ella
Ryan Tubridy: hopes to get away abroad with daughters Julia and Ella
Ryan Tubridy hosted a 40th birthday party for 2fm listeners at 37 Dawson Street in Dublin last month
2fm's Ryan Tubridy when he hosted a 40th birthday party for 2fm listeners at 37 Dawson Street in Dublin
Nicky Byrne is to fill in for Ryan Tubridy on his radio show tomorrow
Ryan is set to fill in for Chris Evans for two weeks in July again

Laura Butler

Nicky Byrne will fill in for Tubridy on his 2FM show tomorrow, as he celebrates turning 40 tonight

He will host his 2FM radio programme this morning, but Westlife singer Nicky Byrne has been lined-up to fill in for the RTE anchor tomorrow as he enjoys a rare day off after celebrating turning 40 today. 

While his schedule will become significantly lighter with another season of the ‘Late Late Show’ finishing up on Friday, Tubridy has a busy couple of working period ahead as he will once again fill in for Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 for a fortnight in July.

"It's something I really like to do, it's a little different, and is fun," Tubridy said.

While his stints in the UK are becoming more regular, the RTE star told the Irish Independent that he has no intentions of moving stations in the foreseeable future.

He will quietly mark the occasion with family and friends tonight, but broadcaster Ryan Tubridy will officially toast turning 40 with the help of his old classmates next month.

The RTE television and radio presenter will host a joint party down the country in June with his peers from Blackrock College secondary school in and the group have rented a private residence especially for the event.

“We all got together for our 21st birthdays as well so we’re going to do the same for this birthday,” Tubridy told the Irish Independent.

The father-of-two told the Irish Independent that he’s not splashing out on any extravagant presents to mark the milestone occasion, but is hoping to go abroad with his two daughters Julia (8) and Ella (14) later in the summer.

“I’m not treating myself with anything special, no fancy car or anything. I’m more built for comfort than for speed,” he said.

“But I am hoping to bring the girls away, somewhere beyond the west of Ireland for a change would be really nice. Hopefully we’ll get it organised.”

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