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Ryan Tubridy tells RTE stars to shut up about their stalkers

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Ryan Tubridy has hit out at publicity-mad stars, telling them: ‘Stop telling people about your stalkers’.

The Late Late Show host insisted he had never been targeted – and feels celebrities like Sharon Ni Bheolain and Miriam O’Callaghan need to stop worrying.

And Tubs, 40, backed his predecessor Gay Byrne who claimed they should work in a shop if they were upset about hate mail.

He said: “No I never had a stalker myself, but I agree with Gay regarding stalking. There are important things in your life and that’s not one of them.”

And the 2fm presenter also insisted he had no influence over changes to 2fm by new boss Dan Healy – despite being the biggest name on the station.

He said: “I support what he is doing because the station needed a major change.”

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But Tubridy admitted he had “sympathy for those who lost” slots like Hector.

He said: “I have been part of change. It is difficult and it has been for others and doors close and doors open and you have to roll with it.”

These changes included Ryan having to adhere to a strict playlist for his morning show.

Describing the previous music policy on 2FM as “all over the place”, Ryan said sticking to the new playlist hadn’t bothered him in the “slightest”.

He said: “Dan has control of the music. He decided to playlist and streamline the music which is what most contemporary stations do. It didn’t bother me because I had seen it first hand on BBC Radio.

“Before then it was a free for all; I was playing The Beatles and another person was playing a contemporary act so it was all over the place.”