Claire Byrne will not take over for Ryan Tubridy on Late Late Show

Pic: Andres Poveda

Claire Byrne was the favourite to take on the hosting position on The Late Late Show.

Time is ticking down to find a replacement for Ryan Tubridy who will leave the gig at the end of the month.

However, Claire has now pulled herself out of the running.

Despite reports that she was top of the list to step into the role, she has denied claims that she would be presenting the show come autumn.

Claire Byrne Live Pic: RTÉ

“I have a young family, a busy home life and a full-time radio job that I love, and right now, that is enough for me,” she said per The Independent.

She explained that she is not ruling out TV fully she feels that The Late Late Show needs someone who can give it the “time and dedication that it deserves”.

Claire went on to say that she was “honoured” to have her name linked with “such a prestigious broadcasting role”.

Prime Time’s Miriam O’Callaghan ruled herself out of the contest in the days after Ryan announced his exit. Joe Duffy and Baz Ashmawy have also denied that they will be joining the show.

Pic: Andres Poveda

Other names still being linked with the post include Brendan O’Connor, Tommy Tiernan, Sarah McInerney and Patrick Kielty.

Only time will tell who will be sitting in the hot seat after summer.

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