Ryan Tubridy has revealed his plans to highlight local businesses on The Late Late Show during lockdown.
From midnight tonight, thousands of businesses across Ireland will be forced to close, as the country moves to Level 5 restrictions for six weeks.
In a bid to encourage Irish people to “shop local” in the run up to Christmas, The Late Late Show will shine a light on local businesses across the country on November 6th.
Speaking on his RTÉ Radio 1 show this morning, Ryan said: “We are going to do something very big on this on the Late Late Show.”
“We have decided that this is a strain that’s running through the country that needs to be acknowledged with as a big an audience as possible.”
“The Late Late Show has never been as popular thankfully viewer-wise. Well over half a million will watch this programme, it’s alive and well and healthy which is great. We appreciate all of the viewers coming to see us on Friday night.”
“The good news is that on Friday, the 6th of November, we are going to go big on local business to say we hear you, we want you and we want to support you and we want to send that business your way – and not the way of online across the ocean, across the Irish sea. Here in Ireland, home, home, home, shop local, buy local, keep local alive.”
“What we might do is on the day, we’ll bring in some business people or talk to them on Zoom, whatever the guidelines allow us to do, and then we might see if we can run a ticker tape along the bottom of the screen for all the businesses as they get a mention.”
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