Leave Leo alone over his love life
Tubs wants Taoiseach on Late Late, but says
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.’