Following reports this morning that Terry Wogan pulled out of Children in Need at the last minute due to “health reasons”, the Irish broadcaster has also had to take a break from his weekend radio show on BBC 2.
But fear not, Ryan Tubridy has been confirmed to take over from Terry for a couple of weeks as the 77-year-old undergoes an alleged procedure on his back.
The Late Late Show presenter is no stranger to hosting shows on the BBC, as over the summer holidays he regularly stands in for a number of the big names on the station, including Chris Evans and Graham Norton.
Despite his experience, the modest presenter hopes to do Terry’s show justice.
Speaking about the new opportunity, Ryan said, “First and foremost I want to wish Terry the best of health. I’ve been an admirer since I was a young boy watching Wogan on the television and more recently listening to him on Radio 2.
“I will do my very best to keep his listeners entertained, or at the very least, occupied, for the next couple of weeks until the man himself returns.”
Ryan will be live on BBC Radio 2 each Sunday from 11am ’till 1pm.