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- 16 Nov 23
Former RTÉ presenter RyanTubridy has announced a move to Virgin Radio UK in London where he will present a mid-morning show on Virgin Radio from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday from early January.
Former Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy has today announced his move to Virgin Radio Station London where he will present the mid morning to lunchtime slot.
Staring Early January 2024, Mr Tubridy will helm a show on Virgin Radio from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday.
As part of the agreement, Ryan Tubridy will also be broadcasting live from London simultaneously on Dublin's Q102.
Tubridy will also present a dedicated Irish weekend show across Wireless Ireland stations on Dublin's Q102, Cork's 96FM, Live 95 in Limerick and LMFM, who are owned by Wireless Ireland and Virgin Radio UK.
Wireless Ireland and Virgin Radio UK are owned under the mass media company News Corp.
Taking to Instagram, the former RTÉ presenter shared the news saying: 'The London adventure starts here".
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Tubridy made a special thank you to Chris Evans, a Virgin Radio broadcaster and new colleague.
Other Virgin Radio broadcasters with shows alongside Mr Tubridy's include Graham Norton and Leigh Francis.
Ryan Tubridy had been using his social media platform, which has over 250k followers to share sneak peaks of trips to London in recent months having posted this morning a video from the back of a London taxi saying 'some big news coming...'
In a statement, the former RTE presenter said: "I couldn't be more excited to start this new chapter with Virgin Radio.
"New city, new station, new beginnings. I love radio and what a joy to be following the legendary Chris Evans every morning. It's been a pleasure getting to know my new friends at Virgin Radio, all of whom have been warm, engaging and very entertaining."
Mr Tubridy left RTÉ earlier this year, having made a surprise departure in March of 2023.
He later embroiled in controversy after it was regarding undisclosed payments had been made to the broadcaster. Tubridy left his RTÉ radio show in June of this year.
The scandal saw Dee Forbes, then General Director of RTÉ resign and has triggered a series of investigations and reports, with €56 million euro of interim funding having been announced by the government so keep the broadcaster afloat.
RTÉ ended negotiations with Mr Tubridy over the potential return of his Radio 1 programme.
A Grant Thornton review showed that Mr Tubridy did not play any role in the misstating of his salary from 2017 to 2019.
Last week's JNLR figures showed that despite Mr Tubridy's departure during the summer, the 9am slot on RTÉ Radio 1 has picked up listeners, with an extra 13,000 on average tuning in over the last 12 months.
Virgin Radio UK Content Director Mike Casse said the station will bring Mr Tubridy's "warmth, humour and unique charisma to the UK audience properly for the first time. He will be the perfect mid-morning companion and the ideal tag-partner for Chris Evans".
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