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Vincent's Friday Late TV3 show is dropped

FRIDAY Late with Vincent Browne has been dropped after just a handful of shows.

The TV3 programme will be replaced in its night-time slot by X Factor USA.

Mr Browne's (below) programme was broadcast on 11pm on Friday nights, though it was recorded the day before.

It was intended as a light alternative to Tonight with Vincent Browne, his hard-hitting Monday to Thursday current affairs show.

Among its guests were Jedward, former Miss Ireland Amanda Brunker and Keith Duffy of Boyzone.

Friday Late's final episode aired on July 8 and TV3 say it was only ever intended to run for a number of months in the aftermath of the election.

Tonight with Vincent Browne returns to our screens this week following a two-month break.