RTE viewers praised Ryan Tubridy’s “cool” Late Late Show opening after announcing earlier today that Covid restrictions would be lifted from tomorrow.
Pubs, nightclubs and event capacity are set to return to normal and open from 6am tomorrow.
Ryan Tubridy, in high spirits, shared his thoughts on the good news that life is back to normal.
He said: “It’s official. The great relief has begun and aren’t we grateful for all of it?
The pandemic emergency measures will soon be a distant memory, and I want to mark that night, if I can by saying it’s been a professional privilege for me and the team here on Late Late. Show has had your company for two years through five months, through the hard times and through the sad times and the lean times and they’re sure they make sense.
In the 60 years of broadcasting this TV show, never have audiences seen Meitheal the way you have.
And when we asked you, you lent a hand. 28 million euros went to local Irish charities here on Friday nights.
You’ve awakened our dead, you’ve lifted our heroes from young to old, and you’ll be back here next week to fill our studio audience once again, all lustful. play and it’s all gorgeous and I can’t wait to meet you.
“But the truth, for anyone who cares will understand that you never leave, even in an empty studio to hear our own footsteps, millions of you have come to watch every Friday night during the pandemic.
“Why? Because you have it. You have a soul and it’s not something you can download or import or buy in bulk. No gimmicks, no bells, now whistles.
“You have a soul and we love you for it, we really do.”
Home fans cheered at the emotional speech.
One person wrote: “The creepy gorgeous @RTELateLateShow kicks off Tubridy’s show. Thank you and your team for keeping us company #LateLateShow #rte @rte.”
Mark added: “Well, it was one of the most confusing openings to #LateLateShow that we got to see that bit of pre-headline. Still loved the positivity of the post title opening. The restrictions are finally lifted, life is finally back, can’t wait for some #latelate concerts.”
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