RTE bosses slam Late Late Show criticisms

They're not taking this lying down.

They're not taking this well.
They’re not taking this well.

RTE bosses have released a statement rejecting any suggestions that The Late Late Show is in need of a complete shake-up.

The national broadcasting body is hitting out at an article in a well known newspaper, which quoted an unnamed source saying the the show is in “need of a revamp.”

RTÉ One channel controller Adrian Lynch has lashed out at the publication, saying, “This has been an extremely successful year for The Late Late Show. It has bucked wider television trends to increase its audience share, maintaining its position as Ireland’s biggest TV show.

“Any suggestion that the show is in need of a revamp is ridiculous. This is a programme that continues to draw the biggest weekly audiences on Irish television and regularly provides the talking point of the weekend for people around the country.

“We are very happy with how the show has performed over the last year. Any broadcaster would be delighted to have a show like The Late Late Show as their flagship programme, consistently delivering week on week.”

Ryan's not worried!
Ryan’s not worried!

The channel controller went on to say that there is still a lot of love for the show even though people have just changed the way they’re watching television and RTE have no problem keeping up.

He said, “The popularity of The Late Late Show this season shows that people are still hungry for what the programme has to offer. The way people are watching television is changing but we are adapting and evolving to meet that challenge and The Late Late Show is a perfect example of that.”

We’re glad to see they’re still going strong!


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