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12th Aug 2023

Date revealed for Patrick Kielty’s Late Late Show debut

RTÉ has confirmed when Patrick Kielty’s first Late Late Show will air.

The official Late Late Show Instagram page confirmed the show will return on Friday, September 15th at 9.35 pm.

Kielty takes over from former host Ryan Tubridy who announced he was leaving the show earlier this year.

Speaking about taking on the huge presenting gig, Patrick Kielty said:

“To follow in the footsteps of Gay, Pat, and Ryan as the next custodian is a real honour and I can’t thank RTÉ enough for giving me the chance to be a part of the next chapter of such an iconic show.”

He said becoming the new Late Late Show host is “humbling”.


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“I’m also genuinely humbled to become part of Friday nights for so many Irish people, at home, and around the world,” he shared.

“I can’t wait to get started on one of the greatest jobs in television,” Kilety added.

The upcoming season of the Late Late Show will also end earlier with RTÉ confirming it will be two months shorter.

Following the Ryan Tubridy payment scandal, Patrick Kielty publicly shared how much he will be paid for the show.

Kielty will be paid €250,000 for three seasons, with 30 episodes in each season.

He will also be paid  €20,000 for preparatory work on the Late Late Show.