Ryan Tubridy is looking forward to bringing new life to his ninth season of Europe's longest running talk show.

Ryan recently told the RTÉ Guide that he is feeling "confident but not cocky" as he was before. A change that the presenter says comes with age.

"You get quite existential and you realise there are people fretting and worrying about silly stuff. There are beautiful things happening in the world and as Bing Crosby sang once 'accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative' and while that sounds like an Oprah Winfrey Christmas card, there's truth in it.'

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At 56, The Late Late Show is enjoying a comfortable middle age, while Ryan Tubridy, at 44, is looking forward to stirring things up in his ninth season.

So, how will Ryan's new found confidence be influencing the latest series of the Late Late

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"The Late Late Show feels like my living room on a Sunday now and I want people to come and join me in the living room like it's my house. 

"I'm going to go into the audience more, mess more, relax more, have longer interviews if they have to be, shorter interviews if they're not as good as they should be and just be... it will be honest TV."

Tune into The Late Late Show every Friday night on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.