Ryan Tubridy on being “hounded” for Late Late Show tickets as he nears his last show

Ryan Tubridy Pic: RTE

As Ryan Tubridy nears the end of his 14-year stint on The Late Late Show, he can’t help but open up about one particular pitfall of the job.

Talking about his departure on his RTE Radio One show, the presenter admitted that his family are going to be relieved that they will no longer be “hounded” for tickets to the Late Late Show.

He went on to explain how “one of the curses of the job” was constantly being asked for tickets to the live show.

“One of the curses of the job in some ways is that people stop you for tickets constantly, everywhere you go.

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Sharing that while he doesn’t necessarily mind when people ask for tickets, it’s when his family are asked by strangers that he’s not the biggest fan of.

“I actually don’t mind it, that’s part of it. The hardest part of it is my family. They constantly get hounded for tickets by everyone,” he added.

“Because the name [Tubridy] is so peculiar, ‘Are you any relation to?’. ‘Yeah’. ‘Can I get tickets?’ All the time. And that’s going soon.

“I think they will all be quietly exhaling, going ‘thank god’.”

Pic Andres Poveda

Talking about his excitement for his final six shows before he finishes on May 26, Ryan also teased that there were going to be some “big names” featured on the show in the coming weeks.

As for tonight, you can expect some insightful chats with Hillary Clinton and Pádraig Harrington.

While Nicola Tallant, Stefanie Preissner, Tom Dunne and Hothouse Flowers’ Fiachna Ó Braonáin will also be making an appearance.

The Late Late Show airs on RTÉ tonight at 9:35pm.

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