RTE's Claire Byrne overtakes Miriam O'Callaghan as favourite to host the Late Late Show

Published date17 March 2023
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Fresh off the back of Thursday's shock news that Tubridy is to step down as host of the show after 14 years at the helm, support is now starting to arrive for heavyweight current affairs presenter Claire Byrne. The popular broadcaster has now overtaken the long-standing favourite Miriam O'Callaghan with her odds drifting all the way out to 11/4 from 4/6, with Byrne now top of the betting at 7/4 from 6/1

A spokesperson for BoyleSports said: "This is a three-filly affair so far with three top female broadcasters heading the betting to replace Ryan Tubridy. Claire Byrne has the gravitas required to host a show of this magnitude and she's now raced ahead of Miriam in the betting this morning."

Support is also well-spread out amongst some of Ireland's favourite presenters with Sarah McInerney, another female contender. She is amongst the list at 5/1 despite being relatively new to RTE, having only taken the reins on RTE radio and RTE Primetime in 2021. Comedian Tommy Tiernan, who has proved a huge hit with viewers, is next in line at 6/1. Comic duo The Two Johnnie's are 66/1 outsiders in the betting.

Among those less likely to host but still on the list are Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, Bertie Ahern, Liveline's...

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