Friday 24 November 2017

Tubs' giant makeover

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

Pat Fitzpatrick

RYAN Tubridy has a new motto. No more Mr Nice Guy. First, he told a listener that he felt like breaking his legs. That's a big step up for Tubs – the harshest thing he had said on air up to that was cheerio.

But last week he took it to a new level. His radio show is running a Miss Personality Show. A previous version of Ryan might have called it Miz Personality, but all that politically correct stuff is in the past.

At first glance, it looks like a modern take on the beauty pageant. Entrants will be judged on their personalities rather than looks, with the winner chosen by public vote. So far, so right on. Until you read down and discover that the winner will go on to Miss Ireland, which includes a swimwear session. Here's hoping Miss Personality looks good in a bikini. It's all very 1970s.

This looks like an item they might put on Top Gear. Until the producers pull it at the last minute because they reckon Jeremy Clarkson is in enough trouble as it is. The way things are going now, Tubs is going to make Clarkson look like a cross between Duncan Stewart and Larry Gogan. It makes you wonder what he plans to do next. Don't be surprised if the Late Late suddenly starts forcing love rats to sit through lie detector tests, a la Jeremy Kyle. There's no knowing where this might all end. As Clarkson himself might say, it's the biggest makeover in .. the .. world.

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