Newstalk presenter Ivan Yates looks set to make his TV chat show debut on a new morning programme for TV3.
The former TD and breakfast radio host has reportedly signed on with the Ballymount broadcaster to front a new-look morning show at weekends.
Actor Simon Delaney has also been recruited to host one of two new shows slated for the weekend schedule at the station.
Both men will benefit from the experience of long-time morning host Anna Daly who will work across both shows.
Daly previously told the Herald that she was eyeing a weekend show to “mix things up”.
It is envisaged that Yates (inset), with his on-sir experience in Newstalk, will take the reigns for Sunday’s current affairs show.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s show will be entertainment focused with actor Delaney hosting lighter fare.
“Simon is exactly who you would want to host a lighter Saturday show. He can mix the showbiz with comedy and music,” a source said.
Last night, TV3 declined to confirm that they had signed either presenter.