Ryan Tubridy announced as Virgin Radio's brand new mid-morning host

Virgin Radio

16 Nov 2023, 09:32

Irish broadcasting legend Ryan Tubridy is joining the Virgin Radio family!

Ryan, who most recently hosted the hugely popular Late Late Show on RTÉ 1 and The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio One in Ireland, will helm the mid-morning show on Virgin Radio from 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday from early January 2024. 

He’ll join the weekday on-air crew, including The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with cinch, Jayne Middlemiss in the afternoons, and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson at drivetime. 

Ryan said in a statement: “I couldn’t be more excited to start this new chapter with Virgin Radio. New city, new station, new beginnings. I love radio and what a joy to be following the legendary Chris Evans every morning! It’s been a pleasure getting to know my new friends at Virgin Radio, all of whom have been warm, engaging and very entertaining!

“And big thanks to the London Irish who have made me feel so welcome in recent weeks. On a personal note, this is a big day for my wonderful family who I hope to make proud, and also the people who advised me so well recently and got me to this moment.

“To the listeners, wherever they might be, I urge you to join us on this adventure every weekday morning, there is much fun to be had!”

Virgin Radio UK Content Director, Mike Cass, added: “I am beyond delighted that Ryan is joining the amazing roster of presenters on Virgin Radio UK. He has been the preeminent broadcaster in Ireland for years and Virgin Radio will bring his warmth, humour and unique charisma to the UK audience properly for the first time. He will be the perfect mid-morning companion and the ideal tag-partner for Chris Evans.”

Ryan is a renowned broadcaster and best-selling author from Dublin. His stellar broadcasting career includes 14 years at the helm of the iconic Late Late Show, where he interviewed guests including U2, Sinead O’Connor, Tony Blair, Russell Crowe, Hillary Clinton and Ed Sheeran, and helped raise more than €20 million for charity. His successful radio career has spanned more than 20 years to date, where each morning

He’s also a best-selling author, having written four books to date. His first book, JFK in Ireland, a profile of US President John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit to Ireland, was a number one bestseller and sold more than 100,000 copies.

Tune into Ryan Tubridy’s brand new mid-morning show on Virgin Radio UK from January 2024 - and keep up to date with virginradio.co.uk.