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14th Apr 2023

Angela Scanlon addresses Late Late Show host rumours

Clodagh McKeon

We’re itching to find out who will replace Tubs.

We’re all eager to know who the new Late Late Show host will be, but RTÉ has yet to reveal Tubridy’s replacement.

However, we’re hoping it could be Irish broadcaster, Angela Scanlon.

She would be the perfect fit with years of hosting under her belt, but the mum-of-two isn’t interested in the role.

Many believe that a female presenter will take on the role after Tubs retires and there are a few worthy candidates, including Angela Scanlon.

The Ask Me Anything host has been mentioned as a potential replacement for the Friday night show many times but has only addressed it now.

Angela was asked in a recent Instagram Q&A box if she would like to be the next host of the Late Late Show to which she answered: “Oh, f**k no.”

In the video, she laughed and said that if she was the show’s host she would be “thrown out” and added that her show, Ask Me Anything is “an absolute hoot”.


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The witty presenter opened up about her thoughts on the “traditional format” of a chat show and said it doesn’t appeal to her.

She prefers a more relaxed show like Ask Me Anything where celebrity guests agree to be asked, well, absolutely anything.

Speaking to the Irish Independent’s Life Magazine Angela said bringing a female to host the Late Late is “quite a radical thing” considering there are no female hosts on UK chat shows.

Claire Byrne, Doireann Garrihy, Lucy Kennedy, Sarah McInerney and Jennifer Zamparelli are also said to be in the running for the job with Claire Byrne being the bookies favourite.

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