Sunday 19 November 2017

Anna Nolan: Ryan Tubridy's playing the long game with RTE – but he’ll be back

Ryan Tubridy got in on the April Fools Day fun by telling listeners he was broadcasting from a Chipper Van when in fact he was working out of the 2FM Roadcaster at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre with Maia Dunphy as a guest, Dublin, Ireland - 01.04.14. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Ryan Tubridy
Ryan Tubridy got in on the April Fools Day fun by telling listeners he was broadcasting from a Chipper Van when in fact he was working out of the 2FM Roadcaster at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre with Maia Dunphy as a guest, Dublin, Ireland - 01.04.14. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Ryan Tubridy
Ryan Tubridy introduces Popular RTÉ newscaster Eileen Whelan as Dusty Springfield, Senator Eamonn Coghlan is Davey Jones of The Monkeys, Best-selling author Cathy Kelly as Marilyn Monroe and Television presenter Emma O’Driscoll is Imelda May on the “Late Late Show – Reach for the Stars”
Ryan Tubridy
Ryan with Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin
Ryan Tubridy and Joey the Warhorse outside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Ryan Tubridy launches his book 'The Irish Are Coming' at Residence, Dublin, Ireland - 06.11.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Yvonne Keating, boyfriend John Conroy

AS Ryan Tubridy heads over to the BBC again this month the usual cries of disbelief are heard across the land.

How dare he take time off from RTE! How dare this young man spend days on end talking to British listeners and leaving poor us on our own!

It is a disaster, a crime, that Ryan Tubridy actually works for someone other than the national broadcaster. Or so you’d think.

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