Leave Leo alone over his love life

Tubs wants Taoiseach on Late Late, but says

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - OUT AND ABOUT -

RYAN TUBRIDY wants a word with the Taoiseach – on the Late Late Show, of course. But given the chance he wouldn’t pry into Leo Varad­kar’s pri­vate life.

‘I think he would be an in­ter­est­ing guest. I think he is of our gen­er­a­tion. With all of the changes in Ire­land he is symp­to­matic of that,’ Tubs said of his ideal guest at the launch of the RTÉ au­tumn sched­ule this week.

‘I do think he’s do­ing a good job. I think it’s early days. But that he’s good for the coun­try and the im­age of the coun­try and I wish him well.’

How­ever, Tubs, pic­tured, thinks he should be af­forded pri­vacy and space to get on with the job.

‘I think we now know ev­ery­thing that we are en­ti­tled to know. And I think we should leave it be­hind and let him get on and gov­ern the coun­try and leave the pri­vate life be­hind him.’

Per­haps the no­to­ri­ously pri­vate Tubs’s feel­ings are coloured by in­ter­est in his own pri­vate life. ‘I’m not court­ing any­one, I’m not on Tin­der. My feel­ing is that as soon as I walk out the door it’s selfie time and you’re filmed and I go with that and I ac­cept that.

‘But what I do think when it’s my pri­vate life? I don’t go into that and I don’t dis­cuss it.’

Now that his €495,000 salary is pub­lic he is will­ing to say: ‘It’s an enor­mous amount of money. I’m very lucky and I’m ex­tremely for­tu­nate in what I am paid.’

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