Patrick Kielty confirmed as new host of RTÉ Late Late Show

Co-Down comedian Patrick Kielty has been confirmed as the new host of RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, taking over from current host Ryan Tubridy.

The Dundrum native has spoken of her excitement at taking on the role of “one of the biggest jobs on television”.

After Ryan Tubridy announced in March that he was leaving the show, Kielty became the show’s fourth presenter for its 61st season the following September.

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Speaking to RTÉ, Patrick Kielty said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be the next host of The Late Late Show.

“It is a real honor to follow in the footsteps of Gay, Pat and Ryan as the next Guardians and I cannot thank RTÉ enough for giving me the chance to be part of the next chapter of such an iconic show.

“I’m truly humbled to be a part of Friday Night Live for so many Irish people at home and around the world. I can’t wait to start one of the greatest jobs in television.”

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