Pat Kenny will host The Late Late Show this Friday (Feb 1) following the death of Ryan Tubridy's father on Wednesday (Jan 30).

RTÉ has issued a statement extending "sincere sympathies to Ryan Tubridy and the Tubridy family following the death of Ryan’s father Pat. Dr Tubridy died this morning (Wednesday) following a short illness.

"Ryan Tubridy will not be presenting The Late Late Show this Friday. The programme will be presented by Pat Kenny.

"Dave Fanning will stand-in for Ryan on 2Fm for the remainder of the week.

"Ryan would like to express sincere thanks on his and his family’s behalf for the support they are receiving, and has requested privacy at this time."