Gay Byrne set to return to radio following cancer treatment

The presenter revealed his wife didn't want him to go back to work

Gay is returning to work PIC: VIP Ireland
Gay is returning to work PIC: VIP Ireland

Veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne is set to return to working in radio, after he took some time out following his cancer diagnosis.

The presenter will return to his Lyric FM show in October, revealing he wasn’t sure what to do until recently.

“The situation is, up until now I wasn’t sure if I was up to it or not. But I can confirm I’m going back on the radio this October, and we will see how it goes,” he told the Sun.

Gay also admitted that his wife Kathleen wasn’t keen on him returning to work.

“Kathleen was very much against it because she doesn’t want me to take on anything which is stressful or a strain.

“But my radio show is not a stress or strain programme, it’s a little Mickey Mouse radio programme on Sunday afternoon and some people seem to enjoy it and that’s what we are doing.”

Gay and wife Kathleen PIC: VIP Ireland
Gay and wife Kathleen PIC: VIP Ireland

Last month, Pat Kenny said that Gay would also be returning to his hit TV show, The Meaning of Life.

The 83-year-old revealed last November that he was talking time off after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Gay has since undergone treatment and had a double hip replacement.

He told the Irish Sun that the treatment for his cancer is working.

“According to my medical experts, it’s working very well indeed.

“I seem to be doing fine and the doctors are very pleased. I am not anything like 100 per cent but I am feeling well, and doing as well as can be expected.”

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