Gay Byrne has slammed reports that the Late Late Show is in need of a revamp.
The broadcaster, who hosted the RTÉ show for 37 years, said that he thinks RTÉ’s new director general Dee Forbes has bigger priorities.
“I can tell you there would be a lot more important matters on the plate of an incoming RTE director general than sorting out the Late Late Show.
“In my experience, they wouldn’t be involved at all,” he told The Sun.
Last week, it was revealed by the Irish Mail on Sunday that viewership figures were at their lowest since Ryan Tubridy started hosting the show in 2009, thanks to the popularity of the RTÉ player.
Speaking about the plans of a revamp to increase the chat show’s figures, Gay said that it’s “plain ridiculous”.
“How could RTE revamp a chat show? A chat show is a chat show. It does what it says on the tin. The idea of revamping the Late Late Show is plain ridiculous.
“I would be a rich man if I had a penny for every time somebody announced the Late Late Show was on the way out, or in trouble, or going down the plughole,” he added.
You tell ’em Gaybo!