This week's St Patrick's Late Late Show live from Limerick has been postponed due to coronavirus.

The show, a collaboration with Fáilte Ireland, was set to be broadcast from the city's University Concert Hall on Friday, March 13, just a few days before St Patrick's Day.

Taking to Twitter, the official Late Late Show account posted, "We are really sorry to say we cannot bring you the #LateLate show we planned for Limerick this Friday due to the national Covid 19 situation. ????

"Instead our show will come from its usual home in Dublin. We cannot wait to be able to bring the #LateLate to Limerick in the future."

It would have been the third time The Late Late Show had left the studio in Dublin to travel to another destination.

In 2008, the show was broadcast from The Wexford Opera Festival and in 2018 the show came live from London.

Last month when it was announced that the show would be going "on the road," Tubridy said: "The point of our upcoming trip to Limerick is that we are celebrating the best of Irish.

"Whatever walk of life you are in, whatever professional field you happen to be in, wherever it happens to be, we will be looking at you and saying 'we think you are wonderful'." 

He continued: "In a world that tends to focus on the negative too much, we like to strive to buck that trend. Irish people love this island, The Late Late Show loves Ireland and we cannot wait to get this show on the road and head West."

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