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DISC JOCKEY: Ryan Tubridy with a wooden puppet from War Horse. He is set to host more BBC shows.

DISC JOCKEY: Ryan Tubridy with a wooden puppet from War Horse. He is set to host more BBC shows.

DISC JOCKEY: Ryan Tubridy with a wooden puppet from War Horse. He is set to host more BBC shows.

IT'S become an annual occurrence and broadcaster Ryan Tubridy is set to continue his summer tradition at the BBC.

The 40-year-old will travel to the UK in July for a two-week spell and has also lined up a few days at the Beeb over Easter.

Tubridy first ventured to the overseas station in 2011 and has gradually taken on more work there, covering for personalities including Graham Norton and Chris Evans.

The father-of-two will have more time on his hands after rounding out another season at the helm of the Late Late Show in May.

He said he was looking forward to another stint on the British airwaves.

But he explained that he has been careful not to take on too much with his presenting schedule.

"I'm going back to the Beeb this summer to do the same slot in July, which is the Simon Mayo slot," Tubridy told the Herald.

"It's only two weeks, and then I will do another week the week after next going into Good Friday, but I don't have the time to give them any more, I have to have some down time here."

Tubridy presented his 2fm mid-morning show live from outside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin yesterday and posed beside Joey, the life-sized wooden puppet in the production War Horse.

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The TV anchor has only nine episodes left of the current Late Late Show series and said he was feeling upbeat about the programme this year.

"I was saying last week I could do another ten after it's finished," he said.

"I'm in a strange zone, I'm very excited about the Late Late Show at the moment.

Tubridy added that he felt a stellar line-up of guests had added something unique to the Friday night chat show.

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