Sarah McInerney is the latest person to rule themselves out of The Late Late Show race.
She took to social media to confirm that she was not set to replace Ryan Tubridy with a witty statement.
“I’d like to confirm that I’m not taking over The Late Late Show from either Ryan Tubridy or James Corden,” she began.
“Nor have I sought Waystar from Logan Roy,” she cheekily added as a nod to mega-hit Succession.
— Sarah McInerney (@SarahAMcInerney) May 5, 2023
“Though the prospect of grilling young children over their toy choices every December would be enticing, I let RTÉ management know that I wouldn’t be throwing my hat in the ring,” she continued.
“There’s an election coming, maybe next year. Prime Time and Drivetime will be at the centre of RTÉ’s coverage. Like all political nerds, I can’t wait.
“Ryan Tubridy has done an exceptional job at the helm of The Late Late Show. I’ll really miss him on Friday nights, and I wish his successor the very best of luck.”
Her statement comes after Claire Byrne also confirmed that she would not be taking on the role.
“I have a young family, a busy home life and a full-time radio job that I love, and right now, that is enough for me,” she said per The Independent.
She explained that she is not ruling out TV fully she feels that The Late Late Show needs someone who can give it the “time and dedication that it deserves”.
Claire went on to say that she was “honoured” to have her name linked with “such a prestigious broadcasting role”.