'Late Late Show' and RTE Radio One presenter Ryan Tubridy has tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement released by RTE earlier this evening, Ryan Tubridy says that he looks forward to returning back to work soon, and managed to praise all of the "front line heroes" in Ireland at the present time.

He said: "Like so many other people in Ireland, I tested positive but I was in the very fortunate position to have a very unintrusive experience, which I now have come to the end of.

"While I've been at home watching television and listening to the radio, I have been bowled over by the extraordinary work of our front line heroes and their families who continue to make Ireland a healthier and safer place. I look forward to being back to work really soon."

RTE has said that Ryan "is doing well at home and hopes to be back at work soon. We have no further comment to make."

Oliver Callan will continue to host 'The Ryan Tubridy Show' on RTÉ Radio 1.

Plans for this Friday's 'Late Late Show' will be issued by the broadcaster in the coming days, although it is expected that Miriam O'Callaghan will return after her successful show last Friday night which featured Hozier and 'Mrs. Brown's Boys' star Brendan O'Carroll.