Published on March 28th, 2009 | by NaRocRoc15
So, Pat Kenny’s Gone…
Pat Kenny, knowing me, knowing you, AHAA!!!
Some people will be delighted. Some will be quietly disappointed. But either way Pat Kenny has thrown in the towel. “All good things must come to an end”, said Pat.
And with that, as announced on tonight’s show, his tenure of The Late Late Show comes to a close at the end of the current season.
He said he had come to the decision in consultation with his family and that “it had been a joy to present the show for almost ten years”. He added that, “he was stepping down at a time when the viewing figures were at an all-time high”. Recession anyone?
Pat did however hint that he would be moving to present another TV show in the autumn, but gave no further details of this. Paddy Power have since suspended betting on who will be the next chairman of Questions & Answers, now John Bowman has announced he intends to step down. Make of that what you will.
I wonder will he take a further pay cut? Word is that Pat has lost his shirt on bank shares. Pat is ‘battered and bruised’ apparently. Is that anything to do with his decision?
At least now he can relax and enjoy that plot of land at the back of his garden.
Anyway… the show will go on…
Pat made sure to thank his audience for their support and wished the best of luck to his successor.
My money’s on Dara O’Briain.
UPDATE: The bookies have Ryan Tubridy installed as favourite for the gig @2/1. Miriam O’Callaghan @11/4, followed by Gerry Ryan 5/1 and Dara O’Briain @10/1. Interesting to see our very own Rick O’Shea in at 66/1. What do you say Rick? Worth a fiver?!?
You can watch Pat make the announcement live on air here.