Aengus MacGrianna has announced that he is to leave RTE as part of a voluntary redundancy scheme being run at the national broadcaster.
MacGrianna is the first high-profile figure in RTE to leave under the scheme, and will bring to an end a career that spanned 30 years inside Montrose. Speaking to the Sunday Independent, MacGrianna said that he "told management over six months ago of my decision so this was decided long before any of the changes. I’ve had 30 wonderful years at RTE but it is time for a change."
The news anchor became world famous when an on-air blooper of him applying makeup foundation went viral, even turning up on Jimmy Kimmel and an advertisement for eBay. Granted, it wasn't the only blooper he had down through the years - take a look at this compilation somebody put together on YouTube.
The "What?!" one is still the best.
Via Sunday Independent