RTE Late Late Show audience applications open for new season

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After a year of filming behind close doors, RTE’s Late Late Show is set to welcome back studio audiences for it’s upcoming season – and are looking for members of the public to sign up to take part.

After wrapping up it’s most recent season on Friday, the long-running chat show is set to take the summer off before returning in September.

If you would like to be part of the live studio audience for the new season, all you have to do is head over to the RTE website and fill in a form telling producers why you would like to be part the show’s return.

At present for the Health and Safety of RTÉ staff and crew working on our live programmes, the show is only accepting applications from people who will be fully vaccinated at the time of broadcast.

Proof of vaccination will be required for admission to TV Studios and applicants must be over 18.

Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy has said that he hopes to see audience members back in the studio seats when the show resumes in September, and with the Government plan on reopening society, that looks to be an achievable goal.

Tubridy made his comments after the final episode of the RTÉ chat show aired on Friday night, before its regular summer break.

He will be returning to the host’s seat both on the Late Late and his regular Radio 1 show, after what he described as “a couple of weeks to regroup.”

He told listeners before Friday’s episode aired that he was running out of gas after working on this season’s episodes during the pandemic.

“You’d think you’d know these things when you do them every day but, like everyone, it’s been a good old run, but I had to double-check to see what day it was and what the text number is – yeah, yeah, that’s it,” he said on his radio show.

He also told the Irish Times that he was “rapidly running out of fuel” filming the latest season of the show and added that having no studio audience was a challenge.

“I see the runners on the TV and you know that bit at the end where their legs are going to jelly as they reach the finish line and somebody is waiting for them with a really big roll of what looks like tinfoil?

“Well on Friday night I will fall into that big roll of tinfoil and be put in a cab and sent off home,” he told the newspaper.

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