Ryan Tubridy met up with some "old pals" yesterday evening - including RTE legend Marty Whelan

The presenter enjoyed a drink with Marty, Eurovision executive Michael Kealy, and another friend. They grinned for a selfie, which Ryan later shared on his Instagram story.

He captioned the picture: "Great catching up with some old pals tonight," he captioned. This reunion occurred as Ryan recently announced securing a new radio show in the UK.

After leaving RTE earlier this year, he hinted at a potential move across the pond, having made several trips to London in recent months. His morning radio show on Virgin Radio is set to commence on January 4 and will also be broadcast on Dublin's Q102.

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Discussing his impending move to London as he prepares for the show, Ryan, who has never lived outside Ireland, shared with Cork 96FM's Lorraine and Ross: "I am a total homebird; my dad used to say I would get homesick in Delgany. I am one of those people who just loves my creature comforts, so this was one of the big decisions and a big ask for me, and when I went over to London for the first couple of goes, I was going, 'eh, it's nice, but it's very big!'

"Then, about three or four trips later, I realised I loved it, I really did; I loved the anonymity; I loved the buzz of Virgin and the crowd in there; and I loved the city because I'm a total nerd, and it's nerd heaven over there. There is beautiful architecture, museums, bookshops, the West End, beautiful parks—it is never-ending.

"You would want to be a bit of a fool now to be bored in London," he concluded.

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