I was too gay for my dream role… hosting Late Late, Derek tells Tubs

Presenter Derek Mooney has claimed RTE management may have felt he was "too gay" to be host of The Late Late Show.

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The 46-year-old has revealed how his lifetime ambition had been to front RTE’s flagship chat show, but he was passed over for the job.

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“I idolised Gay Byrne and The Late Late Show. I would love to do that. That was my dream and I aspired for that. I suppose you wouldn’t even get as far along the broadcasting ladder if you didn’t aspire to something else. I mean, who becomes a priest not wanting to be Pope?” he said.

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