Ryan Tubridy has said farewell to The Late Late Show after hosting the iconic program for 14 years.
But he isn’t leaving it all behind, as the Dublin took a keepsake from the set to remember his time on the show.
Opening up on Instagram, Ryan revealed he had taken his chair from the show home. Sharing a video on Instagram, he showed of his iconic seat, now in his house.
Explaining: “I kept one little memento from the set of The Late Late Show, and that’s the chair. Its just…it means quite a lot to me actually, in it own little way.”
But when Ryan isn’t home, there is only one other person who can sit on the iconic seat, Kermit The Frog. Joking: “When I’m not here to sit on it, I can let my mentor and friend take over,” before place the iconic green puppet on the chair, saying: “There’s a good frog.”
Patrick Kielty will be taking over The Late Late Show hosting duties when the show returns in September.
Sharing his excitement at joining the prestigious show, the comedian said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be the next host of The Late Late Show.
“To follow in the footsteps of Gay, Pat and Ryan as the next custodian is a real honour and I can’t thank RTÉ enough for giving me the chance to be a part of the next chapter of such an iconic show.”
“I’m also genuinely humbled to become part of Friday nights for so many Irish people, at home and around the world. I can’t wait to get started on one of the greatest jobs in television.”
Ryan has been open about his own delight at the decision to have Patrick take over hosting duties.
Speaking about the decision on his radio show, he admitted that he is “really, really happy” with his replacement.
“I am really, really happy about this choice,” he said.
“I’ve said it before that I was very, very supportive of the fact he might take over the show. I just think he has, what they say in the business, the chops.
“He can cover the heavy side of things, he’s got a background that will inform that.
“He will also obviously do the lighter end of things with great skill because he’s a comedian, he’s a funny guy.”
He explained that he had no worries about the show in Patrick’s hands.