noooo...I am with you (64.15%)
no..I've decided just now... no more! (16.81%)
yes.. I am a masochist (or... yes... he's ok) (11.2%)
yes .. I love tubberware and all things plastic (7.84%)
Funny place names today for the 12 year olds in the audience
can they even say "muff" at that hour?
he's getting slaughtered in the media this week...
He is getting a hard time in the press, i think the hacks have taken a dislike against him.
I'm no fan but i thought yesterday's Herald article was a nasty piece of work...
Really unfair piece if you ask me.
He got slaughtered again in the indo today, they obviously smell blood.
Funny thing is, if he was replaced by someone "i" like, the ratings would probably drop more! eg Mrs Brown and killinascully are the biggest things on tv...The savage eye on the other hand was not even close..
I did laugh at the hack in the Sindo last week who reckon all of us here would prefer to watch "24" all day...ha
The herald seems to be saying that if Tubs read a red top, arrived to work in a white van with a breakfast roll and a fag everything would be ok....
You know, an average white van man would be more in touch with people than golden boy
The most extraordinary thing is why anyone buys the Herald. Some newspapers are nasty. Some posters here are nasty. I choose not to buy the nasty newspapers and choose to ignore the posters here who are obviously nasty and appear to enjoy making personal remarks about Turbidy and appear toenjoy his current uncomfortable position.
What is it about some of us that we appear to enjoy others misfortunes, and appear to take pleasure about others misfortunes?
'LATE Late Show' host Ryan Tubridy says he won't fight looming salary cuts at RTE, and is happy with his shows despite falling ratings.
Last night, Tubridy broke his silence after a week of intense scrutiny sparked by drops in his TV and radio figures.
Asking his critics to "cut him some slack" for his radio show, Tubridy spoke out to "set the record straight".
And he joked that he, too, would have watched the Ireland versus Slovakia football game had he not been presenting his own chatshow at the time.
He also revealed that Senator David Norris would appear on the programme next week, and might use the appearance to re-enter the presidential race.
Tubridy dismissed any suggestion that a drop in his ratings could affect his contract negotiations with the station next year.
"That won't be used -- because I am assured it won't be," he told the Irish Independent.
RTE director general Noel Curran is planning to reduce presenters' pay at the station by more than 30pc, relative to 2008 levels, and Tubridy is agreeable to the salary cuts.
"There was a culture here (RTE), a culture of high pay, and that's going to change, and I think that's right.
"I am a realist and I see what is happening in the country. I see what happened in Talk Talk this week."
The 37-year-old star of RTE's flagship chat show made the comments after a drop of more than 180,000 on viewing figures for the first 'Late Late Show' of the season last Friday, which has been blamed on RTE Two coverage of the Ireland versus Slovakia game. This setback came shortly after radio listenership figures showed a drop of 110,000 listeners since he took over a slot on 2fm from the late Gerry Ryan.
"Cut me some slack, will you? I know the real story of what's going on," said Tubridy.
He pointed out that the radio figures were not comparing like-with-like because Gerry Ryan's show was longer, giving more listeners the time to tune in.
"This was a three-hour radio show presented by the biggest personality in the land for 25 years. I took over with a two-hour show," said Tubridy.
"We're fixing it and I'm happy with the way it's sounding."
The presenter strongly denied that he had been warned by RTE management that his job was under threat.
"There is a bizarre whirlwind of rumour and hearsay going on about which I want to set the record straight," he said.
"I have not been told my job is under threat. There have been no panic meetings.
"I haven't been told anything by anyone in management in RTE, other than you are doing a great job. I have a positive wind in my sails."
Tubridy added: "The figures we got on Friday night weren't a fair playing pitch because the match was on.
"We knew that we were up against a very important qualifying match. . . in fact if I had been off, I would have been watching the Ireland match, too, but I was working."
After recently finishing up his summer stint covering for Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2, the RTE star said he "very happy with how things went", and said a second summer run in 2012 could be possible.
For now he will focus on his radio show and the 'Late Late' with Mr Norris to appear on the programme next week.
"I plan to get into everything with David. Everything which is relevant to the discussion will be up for grabs," he said.
However, he added that he does not plan to be hosting the 'Late Late Show' for 10 years like predecessor Pat Kenny.
"I don't know if I have the patience for 10 years. I love doing it but I'm also the kind of person who loves doing new things," he said. He went on to dismiss reports that he had snubbed by RTE in favour of veteran Gay Byrne to host a 50th anniversary celebration on New Year's Eve.
"I have a lot going on so anything you hear about 'snubs' and not being asked is a myth.
"Let Gay enjoy the moment. He is the grandaddy of everything and it would be a mistake to let a rookie like me in to do the job."
Guests on tonight's 'Late Late Show' at 9.30pm on RTE1 include Mahdi al-Harati, the Irish Libyan rebel leader who led the main rebel brigade into Tripoli, former footballer Ronnie Whelan, and veteran British TV personality Jimmy Saville of 'Jim'll Fix It' fame.
- Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor
i don't think a 500k (at least ) salary for doing silly voices is a misfortune?
My favourite harold article lately was about mythical character "fat freddie thompson"...the headline was "Cup of hate"...and there he was minding his own business having a cup of tea at his mothers front door....
The 2nd pic was a confused looking "FFT" looking at the camera wondering "wtf is photographer doingoutside me ma's house while i'm having me tea"
I agree, nor do I. But why the non sequitur?
I'm incredibly inarticulate
It would appear that's the real reason he is being attacked from all angles. He is vastly overpaid like most everyone in RTE. Until that place gets a Tsunami like shot of reality and the Union is stood up to this is going to continue.
It seems like it is open season on Tubridy now in the press.
He deserves to be criticised for his radio output, but this article is lazy and built on lazy prejudices.
The writer accuses him of being 'A Toff'. That is an English expression referring to the Estate owning Upper Classes there, It has no meaning here other being a nasty slur on Tubridy's character.
Tubridy reads all the papers, as anyone in his position should - It is invert snobbery to accuse someone of being out of touch just because they read 'The Irish Times'.
Gerry Ryan also had an enormous salary and drove flashy cars, and was proud of it. He boasted about it in his sickening autobiography. None of the leading presenters struggle to pay bills - it is a job that requires empathy, not sympathy.