Ryan Tubridy has received praise from BBC producers following his radio debut with them at the weekend.

The Late Late Show presenter began an eight-week stint with the broadcaster on Saturday, standing in for Graham Norton for the summer.

Tubridy interviewed singer Andrea Corr and political aide and journalist Alastair Campbell during the three-hour show.

Head of Programmes on BBC Radio 2 Lewis Carnie praised Tubridy for his first day in the job.

The Irish Daily Mail quotes Carnie as saying: "He did a great job. He is warm, witty and intelligent, exactly what the Radio 2 audience love and that resulted in a huge response to the show."

Tubridy commented that he was happy to have his first day at the mike over, saying: "I'm delighted that's over! It was a great pleasure and I hope to make it better next week.

"I've received such a warm welcome from my new friends at Radio 2 and I'm working with a wonderful producer who is keeping a watchful eye on me. One down, seven to go. Onwards and upwards."