Television and radio presenter Ryan Tubridy has spoken about his life off-air in an interview in this week's RTÉ Guide.

The RTÉ star spoke about the public's perception of him, saying: "I think I am a victim of my own image.

"I think it's been cultivated by others for me. I live in a very ordinary semi-detached house.

"People only ever see me on a Saturday night on TV and I'm in a smart suit with a book-lined backdrop so that's what they think – you're Johnny smart suit with a book-lined backdrop."

When asked about what type of woman he likes, the presenter said: "I like intelligence, I like a good conversation.

"I like elegance, I like a girl who is feminine without being vain, I like a little retro in terms of fashion and look and sprinkle it with a little sense of humour."

Tubridy also said: "I also love a girl who appreciates darkness. I'm a lot darker than people think - plenty of dark humour."

Read the full interview in this week's RTÉ Guide.