Ryan Tubridy has confirmed that he has tested positive for Covid-19. 

In a statement issued on Monday evening, the broadcaster said: "Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive, but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of.

"While I've been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place.

"I look forward to being back to work really soon."

RTÉ added that Ryan is doing well at home and hopes to be back at work soon and that the station has no further comment to make.

Oliver Callan will continue to host the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1.

RTÉ said that plans for this Friday's Late Late Show will be issued in the coming days.