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26th May 2023

Ryan Tubridy pays tribute to Vicky Phelan during his final Late Late

Kat O'Connor

“She was just an extraordinary human being”

Ryan Tubridy has paid tribute to the late Vicky Phelan during his final Late Late Show. The cervical cancer campaigner appeared on the Late Late Show multiple times before her heartbreaking death in 2022.

During his final Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy honoured Vicky Phelan.

The presenter welcomed her younger sister Lindsay on the show. She confirmed that Vicky’s children are doing as well as can be following the harrowing loss of their mum in November.

She said they’re strong and resilient just like their mother was.

Lindsay also praised Ryan Tubridy for being a friend to Vicky.

Tubridy shared, “Her final interview is one that lives in my memory forever.”

“We had so much fun up here. I want to thank you Ryan for being such a good friend to her,” Vicky’s sister added.

“On behalf of everyone in Ireland, we loved your sister, we miss her,” Ryan added.

Tubridy thanked Lindsay and Vicky’s family for “sharing her with all of Ireland”.

He continued, “We are thinking of Lynsey Bennett and Emma Mic Mhathúna, and Laura Brennan.”

Tubridy was later joined by comedian PJ Gallagher, broadcaster Charlie Bird, and musician Andrea Corr and also received video messages from Sir Paul McCartney and Saoirse Ronan.


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