The Late Late Show Returns Ton...


The Late Late Show Returns Tonight

Alex Rowley
Alex Rowley

07:34 15 Sep 2023

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The Late Late Show Returns Tonight - with a new host.

52-year old Patrick Kielty from Dundrum in County Down replaces Ryan Tubridy.

The comedian is the first 'non-RTÉ' presenter to take on the role and the fourth host in the show's history.

It's the longest running TV chat show in the world that is broadcasted live, but this season will have a mix of pre-recorded/live episodes.

Kielty says he can't wait to get started:

"The one thing I promised myself right the way through this...if you're not here to enjoy it... then what's the point in doing the job?"

The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ One Television tonight from 9:35pm.


In May, Ryan Tubridy presented his final Late Late Show in May after a 14 year run.

The presenter had been embroiled in controversy over the summer, which ultimately led to him being taken off air on RTÉ Radio 1.

Recently, the presenter popped up in the UK on Chris Evan's Virgin Radio show.

Speculation has been rife since that he may be poised to move to the UK.

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