Reports indicate Ryan Tubridy is 'set to announce job' with UK broadcaster

By Anna Martin

November 10, 2023 at 4:18pm


Tubridy is close to securing his new job, according to reports.

Although Ryan has yet to reveal any of his more permanent gigs after his departure from RTE, there have been rumblings about a possible move to the UK in the near future.

According to Extra, the popular presenter is expected to announce a new deal with Virgin Radio, a station owned by Wireless Group – a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

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If Ryan does move to the UK it will mark the beginning of a potential return to Irish airwaves as the Wirelesss Group oversees both Q102 in Dublin and 96FM in Cork.

It comes after he was let go from RTÉ following revelations of undisclosed payments totalling €345,000.


Since that scandal rocked the nation, Tubs has visited a number of radio stations in the UK, including Virgin Radio.

Extra reports that he and his team are in the final stages of negotiations with Virgin over the deal.

Before this, however, the former Late Late Show host will pack his bags and heading to Clifden, county Galway, in a few weeks to turn on the Christmas lights as a guest of honour.

Clifden’s Christmas festival takes place over the course of three weekends and Tubs is set to make an appearance to kick off the fun.

It might not be a return to TV or radio just yet, as many of his fans would have expected, it’s still a nice place to start.


Header image via Getty / Instagram / instatubridy

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