Long time London-based Corknonian Graham Norton was full of praise for broadcaster Ryan Tubridy's show last night, despite being direct TV rivals for the same target audience.
Norton, at a recent event for Easons, was asked if he thought the guests on The Late Late Show were of the same calibre as those he secured.
You cannot compare. They are not like for like. We're in London so these people are in town. I think The Late Late Show punches well above its weight.
What a gent.
Norton has presented his own show with talent and ease every Friday since 2007.
Graham is also set to host a new Saturday night show on the BBC in the New Year alongside the Bake Off's Mel Giedroyc which will see Gary Barlow on the search for an actor for his musical 'The Band', about the rise of Take That.