Joanne McNally is to publish an anthology of her thoughts on dating, sex, aging and other topics in a new deal with Penguin Books.

The Dubliner, who has co-hosted RTÉ's The Republic of Telly and is about to undertake a mammoth tour of the Ireland and the UK with her Prosecco Express show next year, also co-hosts My Therapist Ghosted Me, which has two million downloads and streams each month and is among the 10 most listened to podcasts in the UK.

The Prosecco Express has sold over 70,000 tickets so far in the UK and Ireland, including 30 nights at Dublin’s Vicar Street, and three sold-out appearances at the London Palladium.

Set to be published in autumn 2023, the as-yet-untitled book is described by Penguin as, "funny, irreverent and relatable, blending personal memoir with cultural and social observations examining why we do the things we do".

Speaking about the new book, McNally said, "I've always wanted to write a book and I could not be happier that I'm going to do it with Penguin.

"I started out in life wanting to be a journalist but was told I'd need to be prepared to sell my granny for a story and considering all my grannies were deceased, I didn't feel I had the resources to pursue that dream, so to get an opportunity to write without having to traffic elderly people is very exciting!"

Penguin General publisher Martina O’Sullivan commented, "I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Joanne. My sister first introduced me to the podcast back in May and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Joanne is undoubtedly a comic genius but, more importantly, she’s a gifted writer with a distinctive perspective and a knack for shrewd observation."