RTE’s Ryan Tubridy confirms short hiatus from radio show, reveals replacements


Ryan Tubridy has confirmed a short hiatus from his radio show and revealed his replacements.

The RTE presenter will not be on the air on Friday morning as he prepares for the Late Late Toy Show, and he will also miss his show on Monday morning.

Comedian Oliver Callan, who usually replaces Tubs when he’s not on the air, will host his show on Friday while broadcaster Rick O’Shea takes over on Monday.

Ryan will then be back on air on Tuesday.

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Speaking to his Radio 1 listeners this morning, the RTE favorite said: “I’m here until 10am and then I’m out of your lives until next Tuesday.

“That’s when Oliver comes in and does the work for you tomorrow because I’m going to be testing the toys and getting ready for the big show tomorrow night, which is very exciting. Either way, I would be useless. tomorrow to be honest with you.

“And then Monday, I have something to do in the morning so I can’t be here, so I’ll see you on Tuesday.”

RTE Gold’s Rick O’Shea has confirmed he will host Ryan’s show earlier this week.

The former 2FM presenter tweeted: “Very exciting… * clear throat * Looks like I’ll be replacing Ryan on @RyanTubridyShow next Monday 29th on @ RTERadio1.

“This will be my first time. Take it easy with me …”

Preparations are in full swing for tomorrow night’s Toy Show, which is typically the most-watched TV event in Ireland each year.

This year’s theme has yet to be revealed, but Irish audiences can expect a show full of warmth, laughter and joy – and of course, a display of this year’s biggest toys.

Last year’s Toy Show was unforgettable because for the first time in history, due to Covid restrictions, there was no audience in the studio.

Among the highlights, Adam King gave the nation a virtual hug, Saoirse Ruane gifted a vacation to Disney World and Michael Moloney duet with singing sensation Dermot Kennedy.

The Late Late Toy Show will be broadcast on Friday evening at 9:35 p.m. on RTE One.


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