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What next for Ryan Tubridy?

  • 21-05-2023 2:38am
    Registered Users Posts: 806 ✭✭✭lumphammer2

    So we are finally at the end of an era ... the Ryan Tubridy weekend chat show era .... for near 20 years he has reigned supreme over our weekends first as host of Tubridy Tonight and then as the 3rd regular Late Late Show host ... he now says he is tired of being 'public property' ... but I have a hunch we have not seen the last of the Tubbers man .... he could:

    .... be the next Eurovision host for Ireland?

    .... the maker of the 'ultimate JFK documentary'?

    .... the host of a new chatshow featuring country music guests and ..... Imelda May!!

    .... the host of a new silly gameshow?

    .... the host of a book review show?

    Speaking of books .... he definitely will write another one .... a sort of a Late Late Show memoir running through the 'highlights' of the 2009-2023 era ...

    Some are glad to see the back of him ... some will miss him .... but never fear Tubridy will be just changing roles and not abandoning us completely .... What the 'great man' will end up doing could be one or more of above ... but you never know he could surprise us all and do something completely different ... like Tubridy the actor ... too bad season 3 of Kin is already filmed .... Tubridy playing a money laundering chat show host could have great potential ....



  • Registered Users Posts: 81,739 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    I'd say some class of a historic travel show like Michael Portillo's Railroad Journeys on BBC.

  • Registered Users Posts: 85,623 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    A few political documentaries maybe

    He still has his radio show

    I imagine him as a guest even on LLS or another Irish talk show

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,069 ✭✭✭bigroad

    Probably some travel show that costs millions to produce and only a small percentage watch it .

  • Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭Guildenstern

    If he did a travel show, they'd be spending most time editing out the bits on film where they keep bumping into other travel shows. Hasn't the concept been done to death?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,824 ✭✭✭mulbot


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  • Registered Users Posts: 53,028 ✭✭✭✭ButtersSuki

    A show where Tubs talks about himself and how amazing he is, “Humblebragging with Ryan Tubridy”.

    Shot solely from Ryan’s curated list of “places I’d like to visit on the taxpayer’s dime” we open on Episode 1 to join Tubs as he walks through Martha’s Vineyard pining for Teddy’s 99s and listen as he talks about his rise from poverty into the global superstar he is today - with no help or favour from anyone along the way. It was all thanks to his own incredible talents and hard work.

    Ryan talks about how his tough life back in Eire where he sometimes put in arduous 10 hour weeks. He talks about his yearning for privacy and bemoans the fact that nowhere in the world is he free from the adulation and mobs of adoring fans….even in New England. It is he acknowledges, a cross he must bear for being so amazing.

    He talks of how he understands Harry and Meghan’s plight, and “casually” mentions that he met Meghan once. Theirs are lives so difficult and not in any way privileged that only they could understand just how hard it is to be rich beyond most people’s imagination for doing SFA and still complain about it. Likewise they share a fondness for slight exaggeration when it comes to encounters with the public or paparazzi. H&M had an almost catastrophic taxi ride, Ryan was accosted by two burly 20 something muscle bound thugs….who were revealed to be barely teenagers in Tik Tok but we don’t talk about that.

    Later Ryan reveals for the first time that he likes books, though apart from Anthony Horowitz’s work the self-professed bookworm struggles to name a single author, except Enid Blyton and Joe Duffy.Ryan also talks about how no book was ever read or sold in Ireland before he started talking about them as filler in his show.

    Woke Ryan then tells us of his plans to give back, including one (singular) talk he promises to give to underprivileged teenage boys in Dublin. He talks of his dream to set up “The Ryan Tubridy and JFK Good Egg Finishing School for messers” and starts the fundraising off with a crisp €5 note of his own. He talks openly of his disappointment that Lottie Ryan didn’t get the LL gig, but quips “her time will come, if the BBC or NBC don’t grab her first”, and says that “Ireland must do better” when it comes to looking after the young…..of his friends and colleagues in RTE.

    Episode 1 closes with Ryan in front of an open fire, drinking some tea with an imported slice of plain cake, and shedding a tear for the children of Ireland for whom Christmas will be cancelled this year as he’s not hosting the Toy Show. Ryan is briefly interrupted by a producer who informs him that Christmas will not actually be cancelled in Eire, and we close with a close up of a dumbfounded and puzzled Tubs staring into the fire.

  • Registered Users Posts: 562 ✭✭✭iffandonlyif

    Is there any doubt that he covets doing something with the BBC? Maybe more Summer fillings-in, maybe a documentary on the Irish.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,414 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    This is exactly the show that Tubridy wants RTE to pay for him....

    It is a superb bit of satire that encapsulates the spirit of the free loading, self entitled and grossly overindulged Tubridy....

    Post edited by StevenToast on

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,597 ✭✭✭Allinall

    The level of obsession is truly worrying.

  • Registered Users Posts: 616 ✭✭✭Jeju

    Idea for a program. Root Finder with Ryan Turbridy. In this series Ryan travels far and wide to talk to global superstars about their Irish Roots and what it means to them, how when growing up that their parents would oft remember the old crountry and sing songs and ballads. Uk rooters will include the likes of Steve Coogan (Sligo) the Gallagher brothers Mayo and Oasis) and Nathen Carter (Birmingham). From across the pond and based in some of the most expensive hotels the RTE crew will get to interview funny man Will Ferrel (Longford), Brendan O Carroll (Miami) and presidental duo Obama and Biden (Offaly and Mayo). In an twist of fate the presenter will bring the guest back to their roots and stand on that old conerstone which are the rimnents of their ancesters struggles and perseverance. These one hour specials to be aired at 930 Rte 2 Friday nights.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭LowOdour

    "he now says he is tired of being 'public proper'" but not tired of the public paying his hefty salary

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,729 ✭✭✭✭Furze99

    Retirement, sure he was in his 50s many years ago.

  • Registered Users Posts: 53,028 ✭✭✭✭ButtersSuki

    The levels to which people go to defend him is even more worrying tbh

  • Registered Users Posts: 53,028 ✭✭✭✭ButtersSuki

  • I don’t think AI has caught up on Russian politics

  • Registered Users Posts: 53,028 ✭✭✭✭ButtersSuki

    It hasn’t caller. Almost all AI sites are apps are built on the internet up to the end of 2021. Seriously.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 952 ✭✭✭Hyperbollix

    A travel program. First episode St. Petersburg and Moscow. Tubs samples the "real" Russia and attempts to understand why some Russians are such warmongering, imperialist basturds.

    Unfortunately, an RTE staffer accidentally leaves some cocaine inside Tubridy's tweed jacket pocket. Tubridy is accosted by sniffer dogs at Moscow airport, detained and questioned for four days, denied a translator and legal advice and is then shipped off to a Siberian gulag where he is put in a cell with a large tattooed man known as Oleg "The Gentle"

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,725 ✭✭✭pappyodaniel

    Surely he'll go down the podcast route and interview guests that way. It'll be a who's who of Irish celebrities, you know the ones, the ones doing the circuit. Podcasters interviewing podcasters and the like.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,218 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN

    I have no doubt RTE will find some sort of tv programme for him in the near future.

    Otherwise they will be paying him crazy money for an hour of waffle on the radio every morning.

    Talking of money, I wonder how much of a pay cut he'll have to take once he stops doing the LLS.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,728 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    I would say he will run for the presidency once Micheal D Higgens term is up as Tubridy would just love all that pampering.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 806 ✭✭✭lumphammer2

    I have a feeling Tubridy left the LLS for some reason ... he has an ulterior motive ... a plan ... the presidency is being mentioned and would not surprise me at all should he go ... afterall the Andrews side of his family have been prominent politicians in Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein .... 2025 sees both a presidential and general election .... suppose FF and SF go into coalition?? ... their agreed president? .... Ryan Tubridy !!

  • Registered Users Posts: 952 ✭✭✭Hyperbollix

    Much stranger things have happened. So many vapid, clueless non entities go for the presidency every time, he would fit right in in that field.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,240 ✭✭✭TheDavester

    He can live his fantasy of being irelands version of JFK

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,218 ✭✭✭✭NIMAN

    Well he is a man of the people after all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,232 ✭✭✭tanko

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,739 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    A lower budget show would be more appropriate where he has to travel from Howth to Greystones on the DART and see what responses he gets from the public along the way.

  • Registered Users Posts: 85,623 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,130 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle

    Given his salary, the man's talents are in such demand that he will no doubt be inundated with offers from the UK and US.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,159 ✭✭✭jelutong

    Has he ever been to Coventry?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,734 ✭✭✭sxt

    I hope Tubridy doesn't sell out and replace graham northon