- 27 Mar 20
We wish Ryan all the best as Miriam O'Callaghan steps into the breach
"I'm delighted to be able to step in tonight and present The Late Late Show," Miriam says, about replacing Ryan Tubridy as presenter of the Late Late Show tonight. "We have to keep the show on the road. Best wishes to Ryan."
It will be the first time the Late Late... has ever been fully presented by a woman.
"This week's edition will pay tribute to the men and women of Ireland's National Frontline Services who have been bravely leading the fight to slow down and treat the spread of Coronavirus," we're told. "Hozier will perform an exclusive set, live in studio, and promote a new initiative between ISPCC and RTÉ 2fm, where top Irish artists are performing across 2fm every night for a fortnight to raise funds.
"Caroline O'Sullivan from the ISPCC will be there with helpful advice for parents who are dealing with children affected by the current situation. Lee Duffy, a young, fit and healthy League of Ireland footballer, will talk about about his harrowing experience when he contracted Coronavirus and was hospitalised. Luckily, Lee has now made a full recovery and will be in studio to issue a plea to the young people of Ireland to heed warnings regarding social gatherings. Mrs Brown's Boys stars Brendan O'Carroll and wife Jennifer Gibney will be talking via Skype link from Florida, and comedian Dara Ó Briain will join the show from London. Former Irish Rugby International Brian O'Driscoll will also be on the show, as well as legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh."
We're sorry to say due to a persistent cough, Ryan is adhering to best practice and won't be hosting tonight's #LateLate. We're lucky to have @MiriamOCal who will be stepping in to present instead. pic.twitter.com/cJZLxanwYO
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) March 27, 2020
It is Kevin x https://t.co/elDmYX2F1E
— Miriam O'Callaghan (@MiriamOCal) March 27, 2020
Hot Press extends a big 'get well soon' to Ryan Tubridy. Hopefully he will be able return to the Late Late Show very soon.