Playing it safe with Pat is still a bold step by UTV
Pat Kenny is often lampooned as boring, staid, robotic - the ultimate pair of safe (even conservative) hands.
It's ironic then that, this late into the game, the veteran broadcaster continues to surprise and wrong-foot us.
First there was the seismic move from RTE to Newstalk, around this time last year. And yesterday he returned to television as the spearhead of UTV's Irish operations, coming on air in early 2015.