Miriam O’Callaghan shuts down rumours she will be replacing Ryan Tubridy

Miriam O’Callaghan Pic: Evan Doherty for VIP Magazine

Miriam O’Callaghan was one of the top names linked to The Late Late Show.

She previously presented the chatshow when Ryan Tubridy was ill. And eyes turned to her once again when it was announced Ryan was stepping down from the role this summer.

However, Miriam was quick to clear up any confusion about her future with the chat show.

She took to Instagram to confirm that she was not “throwing her hat into the ring to be considered”.

Miriam O'Callaghan
Pic: Evan Doherty for VIP Magazine

She wrote: “The Late Late Show is an incredible programme. It’snot just the jewl in the crown of Irish broadcasting it’s also an institution stitched into the fabric of Irish society.

“Ryan has done a superb job presenting it for the past 14 years Although the speculation about me being one of the favourites to take over the Late Late Show is very flattering, that won’t be happening as I’m not throwing my hat into the ring to be considered.”

She continued: “I love what I do too much on Prime Time to leave it, and what we do in current affairs as a team really matters, and can actually change lives. It’s what I love doing most of all as a broadcast journalist, and I’m not prepared to give that up for any show.”

She went on to say that she was currently in New York preparing to interview Bill and Hillary Clinton about the peace process here in Ireland.


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Reminiscing about the last time The Late Late Show job was on offer she explained: “I found the letter I wrote fourteen years ago, the last time the role of presenter of the Late Late Show was up for grabs. In it I told management that I was withdrawing my name from the ring on that occasion too, saying I no longer wanted to be considered for the job if I had to leave Prime Time, and the position – fourteen years on – remains the same.

“I’ve been lucky enough to present the iconic Late Late Show twice, and I loved the experience,” she added.

She went to congratulate everyone in the running for the job and whoever gets it in the end.

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