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18th Jul 2023

Ryan Tubridy to possibly return to RTÉ following major payment scandal

Katy Thornton

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People are divided on whether he should be allowed to make a return to RTÉ.

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy could possibly return to RTÉ despite becoming “the face” of their huge payment scandal last month. The public support for the presenter has increased significantly in recent days with many agreeing that he should return to host his morning breakfast show on RTÉ Radio 1.

Reports claim the former Late Late Show host will sit down with new Director General, Kevin Bakhurst in the coming weeks.

The odds on Tubridy returning have now spectacularly flip-flopped with bookmaker BoyleSports now quoting 1/2 (from 7/2).

The nation is divided on the subject according to a new poll by the Irish Mail on Sunday/Amarách which revealed 47% of the public thought Tubridy should be allowed to return to RTÉ following his grilling in front of two Oireachtas committees last week.

However, 37% agree that he should return to the airwaves despite the scandal.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Our punters are observing Kevin Bakhurst closely and see his refusal to rule anything out as a clear sign Tubridy is still part of the bigger picture at RTÉ. The odds have taken a complete U-turn as a result so we’re now odds-on about Tubs keeping his job.”

This article originally appeared on HER 

Header image via Instagram / Ryan Tubridy


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