Donegal singer Daniel O’Donnell says the next Late Late Show host shouldn’t be chosen purely on gender.
As the debate continues over who should take Ryan Tubridy’s seat this year, Daniel said that the best person for the job should be chosen, “be that man or woman”.
“It really doesn’t matter. I don’t think anybody should get a job because they’re a man or they’re a woman. I don’t believe in that at all. I think you should get the job if you’re the right person for that job, whatever it might be,” Daniel told Independent.ie.
“I think it shouldn’t be a woman because it’s ‘time’,” said O’Donnell.
“It should be a woman because she’s the right person for this job. And if it’s a woman and that’s who’s picked and she’s the right person, then that’s fantastic.”
The Country Music legend has emerged as a popular contender to replace Ryan Tubridy. According to Ladbrokes, Daniel is the even-money favourite to take over the chat show gig.
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “While there has been no shortage of names in the mix for the Late Late Show job, we have been particularly floored by the support for Daniel O’Donnell.
“If this latest money is anything to go by, Daniel won’t just be at the helm of the Late Late Country Special once a year, but could become a permanent fixture on our screens every Friday night!”