Tallaght comedian Al Porter will take up the role of Today FM's lunchtime presenter, the station announced this morning.
The news broke via a live Facebook stream of the Dermot and Dave show and it's fair to say Al was beside himself with glee:
Here's the best of the online reaction as people have expressed mixed feelings on the appointment of the 24-year-old funnyman:
— Niall O'Loughlin (@nialloloughlin) January 25, 2017
Well that's @todayfm gone off the car's radio. Anton is gone, D&D are in the wrong time slot and now Al Porter? Sorry just not my cup of tea
— Thomas Murray (@toshmurray) January 25, 2017
Don't get Al Porter's appeal but didn't get Anton Savages either so I must be completely out of touch re radio programming
— Patrick (@Finishedatlast) January 25, 2017
— buzz o neill maxwell (@buzzoneill) January 25, 2017
Dermot & Dave and now Al Porter on @todayfm playing all the same music trying "banter" their way through the week. Nope. Awful radio.
— Des Henderson (@leftistrhetoric) January 25, 2017
Nothing against Al Porter, but Paula McSweeney was robbed! #todayfm
— Michelle de Norraig (@myshellybelle) January 25, 2017
Al Porter is the new lunchtime Today FM presenter, the final nail in the coffin. Such a decline from the Ray and JP glory days
— Hamish McDougall (@d_mc_g) January 25, 2017
Like it or not, Al will be on the airwaves every weekday lunchtime from February 13th. He certainly seems delighted at the news even if the begrudgers aren't
— Al Porter (@TheAlPorter) January 25, 2017
To be fair, if Al's as funny on radio as he is on stage, we reckon he'll be alright.