Ian Dempsey shuts down rumours about leaving Today FM 4 months ago

Ian Dempsey shuts down rumours about leaving Today FM

Ian Dempsey has shut down rumours claiming he has plans to leave Today FM.

The 62-year-old has been working on the station since 1998 and hosts The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show every weekday from 6 – 9 am.


It has recently been rumoured that Ian is thinking of leaving his post at the station after sources told The Sun that he was planning to take a step back.

But it now seems that they were nothing but rumours as Ian himself has cleared it all up, telling the same publication: "I’m happy to confirm that I’m not leaving.

“I have a contract to present the breakfast show until the end of September 2024.”

Ian's radio show has a whopping  208,000 listeners, making it the biggest show on commercial radio in Ireland.


He added: "It’s a real privilege to get the opportunity to wake up the nation every morning and we’re delighted to see that even more people are making us part of their morning routine.”

The rumours come after dozens of presenters and broadcasters have been shutting down speculation that they will be taking over The Late Late Show following Ryan Tubridy's departure at the end of the month.

Ryan has explained why he has decided to step down as host of The Late Late Show - and being in the "limelight" for 20-years has a major part to play in it.

In a recent interview with the RTE Guide, Tubs said he has "zero say" in who will take over the role.

He said: "If the bosses want to re-imagine the show in the likeness of someone else, I shouldn't have a say.

"But I will have an interest and I'm hoping they pick the right person. I was the keeper of the flame but that's coming to an end."

Tubridy also said that being in the limelight for 20 years is not easy and that is one reason why he's stepping down as Late Late host.

He said: "I wanted to turn that light down. I just think I had my fill of being public property at that level.

"Now I've always accepted the fame thing was part and parcel of the job, but then you hit an age and think: 'That was lovely but I don't want to play that game any more.’"


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