Claire Byrne Favourite To Take Over Late Late Show

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BoyleSports has the Laois woman as the most-fancied to replace Ryan Tubridy in the Friday seat.

Laois woman Claire Byrne is the favourite to become the new host of the Late Late show.

On Friday night, Ryan Tubridy told the show's audience he wished his successor the best of luck "whoever she may be". 

Although he later said he was only joking, the comment fuelled speculation the chat show may get its first ever female host. 

That's backed up by BoyleSports, who have the Mountrath woman as most-fancied to take over.

Meanwhile, Miriam O'Callaghan has ruled herself out of taking over.

She had been among a list of names tipped to take over.

But the Prime Time host says she loves her current job too much, and has wished whoever gets the Late Late the best of luck.

Tubridy's announcement to step down from his presenter role came as a shock to many fans over the weekend, but the 49 year old said he's ready to slow down and have some "Ryan time". 

BoyleSports current odds for the next host of RTE's Late Late show:

    6/4                              Claire Byrne

    9/2                              Angela Scanlon

    9/2                              Sarah McInerney

    9/1                              Tommy Tiernan

  12/1                              Brendan O'Connor

  16/1                              Carl Mullen

  18/1                              Daithi O Se

  20/1                              Jennifer Zamparelli

  25/1                              Mairead Ronan

  33/1                              Dara O Briain

  40/1                              Doireann Garrihy

  66/1                              The Two Johnnies

  66/1                              Sharon Ni Bheolain

  66/1                              Kathryn Thomas

100/1                              Ray D'Arcy

100/1                              Matt Cooper

100/1                              Laura Whitmore

100/1                              Hector O Heochagain

100/1                              Craig Doyle

100/1                              Nicky Byrne

100/1                              Bryan Dobson

100/1                              Eamonn Holmes

100/1                              Lucy Kennedy

100/1                              Shay Byrne

100/1                              Pat Spillane

100/1                             Graham Norton

100/1                              Jimmy Buckley

125/1                              Joe Duffy

150/1                              Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh

150/1                              Ray Foley

200/1                              Bar

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