Ryan Tubridy rules out moving to the UK for work

"Of course, it's nice to spread the wings, but ultimately I think I'm a home bird."

He won't be leaving anytime soon.
He won’t be leaving anytime soon.

Ryan Tubridy has ruled out the possibility of ever moving to the UK to progress his broadcasting career.

The broadcasting legend filled in for BBC radio hosts Graham Norton, Ken Bruce and Chris Evans over the summer, but despite pulling in great ratings he claims he’ll never leave Ireland to pursue a career over in the UK.

The 43-year-old said that although he did enjoy working with the BBC, ultimately he’s a home bird and won’t make the big move.

“Of course, it’s nice to spread the wings, but ultimately I think I’m a home bird,” he told the Irish Independent.

“I really enjoy where I am and where I work, as well as being with the people that I work with. So, I don’t have a great hunger to be anywhere else, but it was lovely to do the BBC shows as a bizarre work experience.”

He's not tempted to move oversees!
He’s not tempted to move oversees.

Ryan also admitted he found it hard to connect to British audiences as they’re very different to Irish audiences.

“The biggest challenge was trying to adjust my head to a British audience,” he said.

“As countries, we are only a small stretch of water apart from each other geographically, but we are oceans apart emotionally and mentally.

“We are a very different people, and just trying to adjust to that was the biggest challenge for me.”

We’re delighted Ryan will be staying in Ireland!

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