Patrick Kielty, from Dundrum in Co. Down, has been confirmed as the new host of The Late Late Show.
He will be the fourth presenter of the show, following in the footsteps of Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny, and the man who is replacing, Ryan Tubridy, who hosted his penultimate show last night, with his star guest Noel Gallagher.
Kielty was the heavy favourite to take over and was all but confirmed early last week.
Patrick Kielty Confirmed As New Host Of The Late Late Show
And here is your host...@PatricKielty 👋#LateLate pic.twitter.com/M5k0y9BeWo
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) May 20, 2023
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"I've done chat shows before, I know how difficult they are", said Kielty recently.
"I've been a guest on the Late Late Show, and I've sat alongside Ryan doing his stuff, and whoever gets that gig, they're going to have huge shoes to fill."
Kielty wife, presenter Cat Deeley, also had her say on her husband taking over, and was clearly excited about the possibility.
"I've only really a couple of things to say on that I think the Late Late Show is one of the greatest TV shows on the planet, and whoever gets it is going to be really lucky".