Ryan Tubridy returns to airwaves as guest on Chris Evans's UK breakfast show

Published date06 September 2023
AuthorFiachra Gallagher
Publication titleIrish Times: Web Edition Articles (Dublin, Ireland)
Evans introduced Tubridy as an "absolute legend of Irish broadcasting", before the ex-RTÉ broadcaster launched into a concise biography. "I worked in [the] Irish national broadcaster for about 20 years."

Tubridy made no mention of this summer's payments scandal, which ultimately saw him depart the public broadcaster.

Evans joked with Tubridy about taking up a radio job in the UK, with the former Late Late Show host offering a number of reasons for his trip to London: "Looking at property prices, buying a bike, attending my first CarFest."

The broadcasters traded anecdotes about Evans's appearances on the Late Late Show, a gift of two Beatles tickets that Evans gave to Tubridy, and capers with U2 frontman Bono.

"[U2] gifted me a red, electric Vespa ... [it's] arriving at my house tomorrow," Tubridy said.

He also spoke of his love for Paul McCartney, and his intention to see him play on tour: "I've gone to see him nine times, the next gigs are in Australia, and Brazil, and I think Mexico ... I'm saving up for a ticket."

Tubridy posted on Instagram after the broadcast, captioning the post: "Such a blast reconnecting with the great Chris Evans and the extraordinary Damian Lewis at Virgin Radio this morning."

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