Pat Kenny announces that after 10 years presenting 'The Late Late Show', he is to step down at the end of the series.
- Title Pat Kenny Announces Departure
- 1st Broadcast 27/03/2009
- ContributorPat Kenny (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:22
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Late Late Show
- Clip title Pat Kenny Tells Viewers He Will Step Down As Late Late Show Host
- Extended description
Towards the end of his tenth year presenting 'The Late Late Show' Pat Kenny announces on air that he has decided to step down at the end of the current series. Kenny hints that he will be doing something different on televsion next year. After applause from the studio audience Kenny jokes that he has changed his mind and he is staying.
'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show "The Tonight Show".
Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years.Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for chat.
'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society. The first programme of The Late Late Show was broadcast at 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day's viewing.
Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years. The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.
- Local keywords Broadcasting, Television, RTÉ, Broadcasting,
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2009
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 09D00203
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
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