Ryan Tubridy catches up with “old pals” including Marty Whelan over a few pints

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Fair play to him.

Ryan Tubridy has been catching up with some old friends over a few cold ones before he makes his big move to London.

The former RTÉ presenter was hanging out with Marty Whelan, Eurovision producer Michael Kealy, and another friend of theirs in a Dublin pub on Tuesday evening.

Presenter Ryan shared the photo on his Instagram Stories last night, saying: “Great catching up with some old pals tonight.”

Ryan recently opened up on how his daughters were feeling about his big move to the UK. He’s set to join Virgin Radio early next year.

In a heartfelt interview with the Sunday Times, Ryan admitted that he was so moved by his daughters’ support that he became emotional.

Ryan Tubridy

“When I signed the contract last week, I got in the back of a taxi and I got two messages from my daughters and I just started to cry,” Ryan said.

“You know, it just sums it all up. I realised that what I was doing all this for was for them and for my family.”

Continuing on, he said: “I wanted them to know that there were these awful things that happened but that I came to this new land for a new opportunity with people who have been so respectful and so welcoming and so warm and so appreciative.

“They just said, ‘We care about you, you are a great broadcaster and you are ready to do this. We trust you, we admire you, we want you.’ And, I don’t know, it’s like a different language.

“I got very excited but I was worried. I was so worried about it because I was so scarred from previous experiences.”

Ryan will kick off his new gig on January 4th.

The show will air Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, which is slightly longer than his RTÉ Radio 1 slot.

We can’t wait to tune in!

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