Wednesday 24 April 2019

Sile joins protests over lacklustre Late Late

FORMER RTE golden girl Sile Seoige has lashed out at the quality of The Late Late Show line up.

And DJ Ray D'Arcy also criticised Ireland's most watched programme saying that it had "lost its allure".

But chat show host Ryan Tubridy has so far refused to be drawn into the scrap.

Sile vented her frustration at the quality of the line up on the Friday night chat show online, picking up on the discussion from other viewers.

Hundreds of viewers took to social networking sites to discuss the interviews with personalities Lorraine Keane, Andrea Roche and Michael O'Leary.

And Sile said that she was "scratching her head in confusion" about the line up.

"Just wondering ... are the days of the likes of Peter Ustinov, Spike Milligan and Germaine Greer gone forever?" she said.


Ray D'Arcy also dismissed suggestions that he was considering a move to RTE TV. But he supported Sile's stand.

"I don't have any huge yearning to host a TV chat show because I think The Late Late Show for me has lost some of its allure," he said. "It has become something different.

"It's increasingly difficult to get something fresh onto air because everybody's plugging something."

Despite the comments, friends of Tubridy say the presenter is in a good frame of mind after securing some of the biggest ratings with The Late Late Toy Show.

The annual pre-Christmas show was watched by 1.5 million viewers and came in as the most-watched programme in 2011.

But viewers are growing increasingly frustrated by the guests on the show.

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